Meridian Community College
- The mission of Meridian Community College is to improve the quality of life in our community through excellence in teaching, diverse learning opportunities and services, and visionary leadership.
- Enrollment: 3,003 students
- In-state tuition: $2,430
- Out-state tuition: $3,830
- Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
- Minority enrollment: 47%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
- Founded in 1937 as the "13th and 14th grades" at Meridian High School, Meridian Community College is the only one of Mississippi's 15 public community colleges to originate through the initiative of the local school system. MCC began as the vision of Dr. H.M. Ivy (1884-1977), superintendent of the Meridian Separate School District in the 1930s. The College, then known as Meridian Junior College, operated at Meridian High School until 1965 when the College moved to its present location. Meridian Community College is a public institution of higher learning dedicated to improving the quality of life in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, and surrounding areas. Through campus-based and distance education programming, MCC serves a diverse student population and accomplishes its mission. The college offers courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree and/or transfer to senior colleges and universities; Associate of Applied Science Degree and occupational certificate programs, and customized workforce training; continuing education courses designed for personal and/or professional enrichment and adult basic and developmental education programs designed to equip students for expanded opportunities. Faculty and students participating in distance learning courses interact through phone, e-mail, discussion boards, chat rooms, and face to face meetings. These courses meet the same educational requirements as the traditional classroom, just in a more flexible format. Meridian Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts and the Associate of Applied Science Degrees. MCC holds membership in the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, the Mississippi Community and Junior College Association, the Mississippi Association of Colleges and the Southern Association of Community and Junior Colleges. Additionally, MCC is officially recognized by various occupational accrediting agencies, such as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Meridian Community College cost?
Meridian Community College's tuition is approximately $2,430 for In-State students and $3,830 for Out-State students.