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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,431 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
N/A Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
40.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
156 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Mountain Empire Community College is $4,133, which is $911 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $9,431, which is 228% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,495 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,460.

In 2016, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 0% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Mountain Empire Community College has a total enrollment of 2,737 students. The full-time enrollment at Mountain Empire Community College is 1,110 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,627. This means that 40.6% 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 94.5% White, 1.83% Black or African American, 1.35% Two or More Races, 1.35% Hispanic or Latino, 0.37% Asian, 0.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mountain Empire Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.6%), followed by White Male (15%) and Two or More Races Female (0.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 188 more women than men graduated from Mountain Empire Community College. The majority of students graduating from Mountain Empire Community College are White. These 722 graduates mean that there were 80.2 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 9 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Mountain Empire Community College is Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions with 164 graduates, followed by Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) with 43 graduates and Clinical Laboratory Technician with 23 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Mountain Empire Community College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Engineering Technologies, with 47 graduates, followed by Liberal Arts & Humanities with 214 graduates and Health with 353 graduates.


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Mountain Empire Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25,588 (0.13%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Mountain Empire Community College had a total expenditure of $23.8M. Of that $23.8M, they spent $8.65M on salaries and $2.73M on benefits.

Mountain Empire Community College employs 13 Instructors, 10 Assistant professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Mountain Empire Community College are Male Instructors (9), Male Professors (6), and Male Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College are: Management, with 32 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, and Service with 9 employees.



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