Mountain Empire Community College

Big Stone Gap, VA, USA
3.08 Average Rating

With a campus nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Mountain Empire Community College is a 2-year college serving a four county area in southwest Virginia. MECC is home to 13 academic career pathways hosting degree and certificate programs. To provide academic assistance, MECC offers free online tutoring through the college’s Smarthinking module. The college also celebrates local Appalachian culture through its annual week-long Mountain Music School.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
2,737
Total Number of Undergrads
2,737
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$6,129
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,598
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$10,526
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,192
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,387
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,853

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
1%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,466
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
18
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$27,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.08 Average Rating
Mountain Empire is a wonderful school. Easy to work out financial issues, and the people are great!
Amber from Pound, VA
great class size. great faculty. easy accessibility.
Amanda from Gate City, VA

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