Meridian College was founded in 1982 by Ken Stone as Sunstate Academy in Sarasota, Florida. The academy offered technical training in Cosmetology and Barbering. In July 2003, Sunstate Academy was purchased by Compass Rose Foundation, a Florida non-profit education management company.
In January 2007, the Sarasota campus of Sunstate Academy was purchased by Meridian Education, Inc., a Florida for-profit education management company. During 2007, the academy’s name was changed to Resort & Spa Schools International (RSSI).
In 2008, the campus relocated to a larger facility to accommodate the growth of the vocational student base. In conjunction with this move, the campus began to add vocational programs in the rapidly growing healthcare field. As a result of this expansion in offerings and mission, the campus was renamed to Meridian Career Institute.
In 2010, the main campus in Sarasota was awarded degree-granting status and began to offer Associate of Science degrees in Healthcare and Business. With the approval to award Associate of Science degrees, the main campus in Sarasota was eligible and approved to operate as Meridian College.
In 2012, LTT Enterprises, Inc. purchased Meridian College. Michael Davis was elected president. Mr. Davis has over 35 years’ experience in the private career college field.
Meridian College – Sarasota
7020 Professional Pkwy E, Ste 200
Sarasota, FL 34240
Hours of Operation
Student Cosmetology Clinic
Vocational Programs offered at the Sarasota, FL campus:
Medical Office Administration
Medical Billing and Coding
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound