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
Level of Institution 2 Year
Campus Setting Town
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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$6,129
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$4,598
Out-of-State Tuition
$10,526
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,192
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
18
Size of Town
Town: Distant
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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
Full of caring, smart professors that encourage and strengthen the student. The students there are the most humble and friendliest I've met. Overall a well rounded school that encourages every student to their full potential.
Travis from St. Charles, VA
Mountain Empire is a wonderful school. Easy to work out financial issues, and the people are great!
Amber from Pound, VA

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