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 marketing programs.
Meridian's largest marketing school is Meridian Community College. In 2010, Meridian Community College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in marketing.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a marketing degree from one of Meridian's marketing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Meridian's marketing schools was $9,705 per year for instate students and $11,085 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for marketing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,850 per year, on average, for room and board at Meridian-based marketing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,280.
Many marketing graduates choose to work as marketing professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Meridian, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 marketing professionals in Mississippi were working in the greater Meridian area. The government projects that the number of marketing professionals in Meridian will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for marketing professionals.
As a marketing professional in Meridian, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,650 per year. This is lower than the average salary for marketing professionals in the state.