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IPEDS ID: 461324
OPE ID: 04165000
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Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting
1507 County Hospital Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37218
General information:  (615) 678-8196 x10
Website:  www.meridian-institute.edu
Type:  2-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  584 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  25 to 1
Apply Onlinewww.meridian-institute.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.meridian-institute.edu
Disability Serviceswww.meridian-institute.edu
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.meridian-institute.edu
Mission Statement
  "It is our sincere goal and desire to train and graduate the highest quality assistants in the country. Meridian achieves this goal by implementing only programs that are of the highest standards and adhere to published surgical assisting education guidelines. Meridian graduates are thoroughly trained in all surgical disciplines, thus providing the ability for comprehensive surgical interventions leading to the best care available for all patients"
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty70
Instructional70
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses in the Largest Programs 2018-2019 for Part-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Surgical Technology/Technologist648 contact hours12 months$7,495$125
Surgical Technology/Technologist60 credit hours18 months$7,062$1,312
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management60 credit hours18 months$20,000$765
  • Both programs have the same CIP code, however, one is a certificate for surgical assisting, and the second is an AAS for surgical assisting.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1176$504,038$2,864
Pell grants176$504,038$2,864
Federal student loans322$1,851,464$5,750
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)584
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment112
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Student Gender:
Male: 33%
Female: 67%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 5%
25 and over: 95%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 88%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a certificate: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2010-11
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Surgical Technology/Technologist297d49d
Category total297d49d
Grand total29749
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 28
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $2,422
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education SchoolsAccredited since (09/08/2009)02/28/2026
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Surgical Technology (STAB) - Schools and Programs for the surgical technicianAccredited since (09/08/2009)TBD
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/213969.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate4.2%6.7%6.0%
Number in default81110
Number in repayment189164165
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)