Graduates earn 978 degrees, certificates from Meridian Community College


About 41.6 percent of the 978 degrees and certificates handed out by Meridian Community College in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Meridian conferred 297 associate's degrees and 110 certificates in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in general studies, liberal arts and sciences, and other humanities. Data shows the school gave out 266 associate's degrees in general studies, liberal arts and sciences, and other humanities, followed by 198 associate's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse and 48 certificates in licensed practical/vocational nurse training.

The college enrolled 3,555 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
198
-
198
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
48
48
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
35
35
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
6
12
18
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
15
2
17
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
15
-
15
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
15
-
15
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
12
-
12
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
11
-
11
Medical/Clinical Assistant
10
-
10
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
8
-
8
Surgical Technology/Technologist
-
7
7
Dental Assisting/Assistant
-
6
6
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
6
-
6
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
1
-
1
Health Professions and Related Programs total
297
110
407
41.6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
266
-
266
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
266
-
266
27.2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
13
28
41
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
4
5
9
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
3
-
3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
20
33
53
5.4
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
-
22
22
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
6
11
17
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
-
6
6
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
-
1
1
Personal and Culinary Services total
6
40
46
4.7
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
-
45
45
Transportation and Materials Moving total
-
45
45
4.6
Child Care Provider/Assistant
9
30
39
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
9
30
39
4
Welding Technology/Welder
-
18
18
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
2
13
15
Precision Production total
2
31
33
3.4
Electrician
-
14
14
Carpentry/Carpenter
-
11
11
Construction Trades total
-
25
25
2.6
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
7
-
7
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
6
-
6
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
5
-
5
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
18
-
18
1.8
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
-
12
12
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
6
6
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
-
18
18
1.8
Graphic Design
12
-
12
Visual and Performing Arts total
12
-
12
1.2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
2
2
4
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
1
2
3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
3
4
7
0.7
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
1
4
5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
-
-
-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
1
4
5
0.5
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
4
-
4
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
4
-
4
0.4

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