College Overview

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. The College, then known as Meridian Junior college, operated at Meridian High School until 1965 when the College moved to its present location. As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the College changed its name to Meridian Community College to more accurately reflect its mission.

Over the course of its 80 year history, Meridian Community College (MCC) has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of its students and the surrounding areas. Meridian Community College provides exemplary, accessible education and training to a diverse community. The College is committed to offering quality education that meets the needs of its students and assisting them in pursuing their professional and educational goals.

Through campus-based and distance education programming, MCC serves its diverse student population and accomplishes its mission by providing equal access to:


  • Courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree and/or transfer to senior colleges and universities;
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree and Career and Technical Education certificate programs, and customized workforce training, leading to entry-level and/or enhanced employment opportunities;
  • Continuing education courses designed for personal and/or professional enrichment, student support services, cultural enrichment events, and adult basic and developmental education programs designed to equip students for expanded opportunities.


Presidential Profile
How to Apply
College Overview
Institutional Goals
Degrees Awarded
2017 Snapshot – Community and Business Development   
Area Served
MCC Factbook

Learn more about our area

City of Meridian
Lauderdale County
East Mississippi Business Development Corporation
Meridian-Lauderdale County Tourism
Meridian Public School District
Lauderdale County Public Schools

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