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 Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College - Meridian, MS

910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, Mississippi 39307-5801

General information:(601)483-8241*799
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Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,019( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,780 $2,230 $2,230 0%
Out-of-state $3,160 $3,610 $3,610 0%
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $3,950 $3,900 $3,900 0%
Other $2,475 $2,970 $3,106 -4%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,560 $5,526 $5,562 -1%
Other $4,000 $4,000 $4,300 -8%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,000 $4,000 $4,300 -7%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $9,705 $10,500 $10,636 0%
Off Campus $12,840 $13,156 $13,492 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,280 $7,630 $7,930 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $11,085 $11,880 $12,016 -8%
Off Campus $14,220 $14,536 $14,872 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,660 $9,010 $9,310 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,000
In-state fees $230
Out-of-state tuition $3,380
Out-of-state fees $230
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,064 83% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,064 83% $2,743,072 $2,578
Federal grants 830 65% $2,347,428 $2,828
Pell grants 824 64% $2,125,072 $2,579
Other federal grants 385 30% $222,356 $578
State/local government grant or scholarships 221 17% $93,325 $422
Institutional grants or scholarships 415 32% $302,319 $728
Student loan aid 333 26% $953,604 $2,864
Federal student loans 333 26% $953,604 $2,864
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,893 73% $6,725,050 $2,325
Pell grants 2,291 58% $5,795,085 $2,530
Federal student loans 990 25% $2,019,446 $2,040

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $7,593 $7,573 $8,479
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,877 $7,372 $7,775
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,857 $7,400 $7,916
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,006 $8,220 $8,053
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,170 $9,372 Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable $9,526 Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,019
Undergraduate enrollment 4,019
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 0
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1817
Golf 8-
Soccer 2218
Softball -15
Tennis 108

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1942 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

01/25/2007 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

12/08/1977 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/06/1998 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

02/01/1978 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1978 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

06/01/1984 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession310
Drug law violations78 8
Liquor law violations710
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 200
Drug law violations 778
Liquor law violations 710
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 2154
Motor vehicle theft 101
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 1534
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate26.1%
Number in default165
Number in repayment630

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00241300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General64--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management5---
Management Information Systems, General0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General6---
Category total174--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician11---
Category total11---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General2---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications4---
Category total6---
Construction Trades Colleges
Carpentry/Carpenter-13--
Category total-13--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General7---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician10---
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other--3-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician4---
Category total21-3-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant11---
Category total11---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician5---
Dental Assisting/Assistant--10-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist14---
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician9---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-54--
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary8---
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-8--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-45--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant12---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer5---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse15224--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist9---
Surgical Technology/Technologist-14--
Category total21414510-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Fire Science/Fire-fighting1---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other0---
Category total1---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies--2-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other208---
Category total208-2-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-8--
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology-17--
Category total-25--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other--2-
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-37--
Category total-372-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist03-3
Welding Technology/Welder--10-
Category total03103
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor--36-
Category total--36-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Graphic Design7---
Category total7---
Grand total496227633