Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting

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2013 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,995
2019 Default Rate
3.02%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
791
95.3% Full-Time

About

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting were Surgical Technologist (28 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 494 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. 76.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (325 degrees), 3.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is $5,995, which is $−6,687 less than the national average for ($12,682).

Costs

In 2013, the median undergraduate tuition at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is $5,995

In 2022, 11% of undergraduate students attending Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,995
2013 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2013, the cost of tuition at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting was $5,995.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

11%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

11% of undergraduate students at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 50% with respect to 2021, when 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.02%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting was 3.02%, which represents 7 out of the 232 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting had a total enrollment of 791 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is 754 students and the part-time enrollment is 37. This means that 95.3% of students enrolled at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.2% White, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Black or African American, and 5.94% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.2%), followed by White Male (11.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 791 students. The full-time enrollment at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is 754 and the part-time enrollment is 37.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    547 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    111 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    86 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is 69.2% White, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Black or African American, and 5.94% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 260 more women than men received degrees from Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is white (325 degrees awarded). There were 3.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is Surgical Technologist (28 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (494 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting in 2022 are Health (494 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are Health (494 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are Health (494 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting was Surgical Technologist with 28 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

117
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
377
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting, which is 0.31 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (377).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting in Surgical Technologist, which is 0.31 times less than the 377 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 377 degrees were awarded to men at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting in Surgical Technologist, which is 3.22 times more than the 117 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    325 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    86 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is white (325 degrees awarded). There were 3.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

6.48% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    260 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is white female (260 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65 degrees).

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Operations

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting employs 9 Instructors. Most academics at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are Male Instructor (5), and Female Instructor (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are: Office and Administrative Support, with 4 employees, Management, with 2 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.32M
2022 Salaries
26.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting paid a median of $2.32M in salaries, a 26.5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$715k
Instructional Salaries
9
Number of Employees

In 2022, Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting paid a total of $715k to 9 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
4 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting was Instructor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting were Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees, Management with 2 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting was Male Instructor with 5 employees, and Female Instructor with 4 employees.

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