Mountain Empire Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

3441 Mountain Empire Road

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

(276) 523-2400

Fax: (276) 523-8297



Contact: Kristy Hall

Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

3441 Mountain Empire Road

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

(276) 523-2400

www.mecc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,075

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,983

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Nursing students must meet admission test score, plus biology, chemistry and algebra I required. Respiratory therapy students must meet admission test score, plus algebra I and biology required. High school diploma or GED required for practical nursing, nursing and respiratory care programs.


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Landscaping C
Soil Science and Agronomy A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Office Clerical Services A
Office Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology C
Information Sciences/Systems A
Information Technology A
Web/Multimedia Design C
Word Processing A

Education

Education – General A

Engineering

Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Manufacturing Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A
Computer Hardware A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Manufacturing Technologies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Records Administration C
Medical Transcription A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Respiratory Therapy A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science A
Forest Resources Production C
Forestry – General A,C
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Criminal Justice Studies A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Mountain Empire Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (276) 523-2400
Website: www.mecc.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://apply.vccs.edu/applications/VCCS/apply.html?application_id=4088
Address: 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,313
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,006 (43% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,710
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,713
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,637

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Mountain Empire Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mountain Empire Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 53
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Construction Trades 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 55
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 94
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 32
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 2
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 3617

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Mountain Empire Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,710
Out-of-state $10,713
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 267 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 266 95% $5,637
Student loan aid 2 1% $4,149

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,278 51% $4,214
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mountain Empire Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Mountain Empire Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Mountain Empire Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,313
Undergraduate enrollment 2,313
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Mountain Empire Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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