Mountain Empire Community College

104 reviews
  1. Big Stone Gap, VA
  2. 2 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  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
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
3441 Mountain Empire Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT 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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Reviews

104 reviews
  • Excellent
    35
  • Very Good
    45
  • Average
    23
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
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.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 3 2015
Moutain Empire Community College is a good college because it doesn't just pass its students, it strives to make them the best of the best. Courses are challenging and hands on. Instructors are very good. Graduates leave with on the job knowledge and are prepared for the work force and this is what makes a college and its students successful. With increased availability of night, web, and video courses, many working students have the opportunity to continue their education. Education is one of the most important aspects of life and it affects our lives in so many ways. Mountain Empire makes sure its students succeed with free tutoring assistance, guidance counselors, and provides transportation for those in need. I highly recommend others to MECC.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 20 2012
Although it is really easy to sign into the wireless network that is offered here, there are a decent amount of problems. The network crashes a lot! This becomes a hassle, especially when you need the wifi to complete a paper on your personal computer.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 5 2013