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MCC Demographics & Diversity

Meridian, Mississippi

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at MCC are predominantly White with a significant Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 53% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Meridian Community College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of Meridian Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 47%
Black 43%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 1%
Race Unknown 6%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 133% more female students than male students enrolled at Meridian Community College with a gender ratio of 70% women to 30% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Meridian Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 30%
Women 70%
Enrollment by gender for Meridian Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,049
Women 2,445

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

MCC serves a very low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Meridian Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 7%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$39,785 per year

67% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,494
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 33.7%
Part time Undergrads 23.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175935 IPEDS survey data for Meridian Community College.