Mountain Empire Community College Reviews
Rating 4.12 out of 5 112 reviews
I like attending Mountain Empire due to the fact that I live and work less than 10 minutes away. I also like attending a smaller college so that I am able to get time with my teachers if I have questions or concerns.
I was able to graduate from MECC with an Associates Degree in General Education before graduating high school. I am thankful for all of the help and time that the professors put in for me because there were points where I was struggling to juggle both high school and college classes. These professors made such a huge positive impact on my college experience.
I attended morning classes at Mountain Empire. It was my general introduction to college. Most of my teachers were good and they actually taught us something.
A good starter college to find out what you want to do. Friendly staff and very helpful. Been there for about a year now and any questions I have they answer to the best they can.
The staff are absolutely wonderful! If I ever needed any help, a staff member was there for me going above and beyond!
I enjoyed the majority of all the teachers I had and there was almost always someone available and willing to help if I was struggling with a specific class.
Mountain Empire is located in the small town of Big Stone Gap. It is a good community college if you want to study medical, teaching or trades. If you are seeking to study English, History, Science or Technology your best bet is to get your Associates here and transfer to another college. The highest degree available is a 2 year Associates. It is hard to find a job with some of their degrees so be careful with what you choose. Like most community colleges it is meant to be a stepping stone so keep that in mind. In terms of career fairs or job boards, most of the jobs advertised are for fast food. If you ask for career advice you will be handed a sheet full of jobs that are nothing but minimum wage. In terms of the cost of tuition financial aid usually, pays it in full as it is a cheap college to attend. They also make you take entrance exams in math and English to see where you are in those subjects. If you have a learning disability they do not accommodate it very well.
I have loved my experience at Mountain Empire, all the professors I have had so far have been fantastic and very helpful and caring, all the student services and other employees that work there are friendly and help you as much as they can. So far I don't have any complaints, and nothing that comes to mind for the college to change anything.
The college has helped me figure out my transferring problem very well. For me , it was pretty easy because they gave me a list of what to take that will transfer and what will not.
It is very hard in this area to find jobs, but the college helps direct you in the right path as far as where it would be good for you to go.
I love MECC but it is very upsetting that they do not offer a program for me to become a doctor . I hate that next year I will have to transfer but I guess it is for the best.
The application process was easy. They handled everything and made sure everything was right .
Education wise, this school has all of what you need And if for some reason they don't, they will help you get there.
The school is close to home, offers several helpful classes, and is very homely. As a college freshman, it makes me less nervous about starting classes and getting to meet new people.
General Studies is one of the toughest programs at my school.
Being a full time online student at MECC is very frustrating if you are a General Studies student. Having to take exams on campus,meeting weekly deadlines and group projects is tough. I like MECC but for me I need a college with a program that is entirely online.
Is not entirely online. Exams are on campus or you can set them up to be taken at the local library. You also can pay $7.25 an exam to take them through Proctor U at home.