B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C-
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Experience
    B+
  6. Location
    D
Mountain Empire Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Address
3441 Mountain Empire Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$4,959/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,417/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,295/ year
  • $49-75k
    $5,617/ year
  • $76-110k
    $6,495/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,185Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Mountain Empire Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
77%
National
83%

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Mountain Empire Community College Reviews

104 reviews
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My mother attended this school when she went back for her degree in education. After my father was discharged from the Military, he attended this school at received his degree in Electrical Engineering. Both of my parents received a two year degree, my mother went on and received her Bachelor's degree in education. I have applied to some university, but I never heard back from them. I was hurt by the thought that I was not capable or smart enough to get into college. When I talked to my parents about attending college, they told me that I should think about going to this school. I went to take my placement test, and I was surprised by how good I did. I was encouraged by this step to further my education. I have seen that this college is going to be a great start. I want to take this step but, I cant because of my finical situation. I can not receive Finical Aid because my parents make too much money, but I still can not afford it because they do not make enough to support me.
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Good school! Online classes are great but they are not what I would call Online. There are other Colleges that suit Online learners better. Every Online class requires you take exams using a proctor which is understandable. In order to do so you have the options to take the exams on campus or at a library. You also can take exams using Proctor U for around $7.25 a test. Not every student has access to a car,transportation or the money to take tests through Proctor U. Given that a lot of students have 4 or more classes the cost of taking exams through Proctor U would soon add up. This was the case for me. Luckily I transfer in the fall to one of the top university's in the country and their Online classes are entirely online even exams which means I don't have to go through everything I've had to deal with the past few semester. I would choose this school for classes such as CPR,First Aid or skill classes. MECC has a wonderful CPR program and I wouldn't take the course anywhere but MECC.
There is always some sort of activity being held for the students, and it's a great way to branch out and meet the other students. Everyone is also very helpful with anything you may need!
  • Feb 12 2015
  • Campus