Mountain Empire Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,620
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,427
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
2,313
44.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
41.7%
161 Graduates

About

Mountain Empire Community College is a higher education institution located in Wise County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mountain Empire Community College were .

In 2019, 685 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mountain Empire Community College. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (662 degrees), 82.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mountain Empire Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,204 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mountain Empire Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,204 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,427.

In 2019, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,620
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Mountain Empire Community College was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Mountain Empire Community College is $−3,204 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,427
2019 Value
3.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Mountain Empire Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,427. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Mountain Empire Community College grew by 3.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$2,600
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mountain Empire Community College was of $2,600 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Mountain Empire Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Mountain Empire Community College has a total enrollment of 2,313 students. The full-time enrollment at Mountain Empire Community College is 1,028 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,285. This means that 44.4% of students enrolled at Mountain Empire Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mountain Empire Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 93.8% White, 1.86% Black or African American, 1.6% Two or More Races, 1.21% Hispanic or Latino, 0.303% Asian, 0.303% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0865% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mountain Empire Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (60%), followed by White Male (35.3%) and Two or More Races Female (1.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mountain Empire Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,313 students. The full-time enrollment at Mountain Empire Community College is 1,028 and the part-time enrollment is 1,285. This means that 44.4% of students enrolled at Mountain Empire Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mountain Empire Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Mountain Empire Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,170
  2. Black or African American
    43
  3. Two or More Races
    37

The enrolled student population at Mountain Empire Community College is 93.8% White, 1.86% Black or African American, 1.6% Two or More Races, 1.21% Hispanic or Latino, 0.303% Asian, 0.303% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0865% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 17 students (0.735%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 175 more women than men received degrees from Mountain Empire Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mountain Empire Community College is white (662 degrees awarded). There were 82.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mountain Empire Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mountain Empire Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Precision Production (23 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are Registered nurses (1,391,355 people), Other managers (167,363 people), Medical & health services managers (155,022 people), Police officers (144,233 people), and Pharmacists (134,904 people).

The most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are Engineering Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Precision Production (23 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), Health (318 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (179 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are Engineering Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Precision Production (23 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), Health (318 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (179 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,499,541 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (371,723 people), Elementary & secondary schools (370,216 people), Outpatient care centers (243,694 people), and Offices of physicians (226,393 people).

The most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are Engineering Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Precision Production (23 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), Health (318 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (179 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mountain Empire Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mountain Empire Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

255
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
430
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 255 degrees were awarded to men at Mountain Empire Community College, which is 0.593 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (430).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Mountain Empire Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.04 times more than the 53 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 129 degrees were awarded to women at Mountain Empire Community College in Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions, which is 8.06 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 27% of students graduating from Mountain Empire Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mountain Empire Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    662 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mountain Empire Community College is white (662 degrees awarded). There were 82.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    414 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    248 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mountain Empire Community College is white female (414 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (248 degrees).

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Operations

Mountain Empire Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $23.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $101k (0.432%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Mountain Empire Community College had a total salary expenditure of $21.3M. Mountain Empire Community College employs 13 Assistant professors, 12 Instructors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Mountain Empire Community College are Male Instructors (9), Male Assistant professors(8), and Female Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College are: Management, with 36 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, and Service with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$23.5M
2019 Endowment
7.74%
decline from 2018

Mountain Empire Community College has an endowment valued at about $23.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Mountain Empire Community College declined 7.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.2M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.67M - Federal
  2. $232k - State
  3. $72.8k - Local

As of 2019, Mountain Empire Community College received $1.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $232k from state grants and contracts, and $72.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.55M
2019 Salaries
5.96%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Mountain Empire Community College paid a median of $8.55M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($21.3M) and a 5.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.572% decline from 2017 and a 2.36% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.36M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2019, Mountain Empire Community College paid a total of $2.36M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College were Assistant professor with 13 employees; Instructor with 12 employees; and Instructor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College were Management with 36 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees; and Service with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College was Male Instructor with 9 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Female Associate professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Mountain Empire Community College.

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