With an overall population of 39,968 and a student population of 3,997, approximately 3,949 of Meridian students attend one of Meridian's schools that offer business programs.
Meridian Community College is the largest business school in Meridian, based on student population. In 2010, Meridian Community College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in business.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a business degree from one of Meridian's business schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,705 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Meridian business schools was an average of $11,085 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in Meridian. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,850 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,280.
If you decide to work as a business professional in Meridian, your job prospects are not very good. There were 14,750 business professionals working in Mississippi and 1,340 working in the greater Meridian area in 2010. Meridian's business professional workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in Meridian is $75,180 per year, which is higher than the average for business professionals state-wide.