Mountain Empire Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,253

2.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,752

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

2,684

39.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

37.3%

144 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 2017, 683 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mountain Empire Community College. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (659 degrees), 82.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mountain Empire Community College is $4,253, which is $-3,161 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mountain Empire Community College is $4,253, which is $-3,161 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,752.

In 2017, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,253

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mountain Empire Community College was $4,253. The cost of tuition at Mountain Empire Community College is $-3,161 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,752

2017 Value

4.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mountain Empire Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,752. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mountain Empire Community College grew by 4.52%.

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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 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Mountain Empire Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 7.02% with respect to 2016, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Mountain Empire Community College has a total enrollment of 2,684 students. The full-time enrollment at Mountain Empire Community College is 1,052 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,632. This means that 39.2% 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 94.1% White, 1.79% Two or More Races, 1.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.335% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.186% Asian, and 0.0373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mountain Empire Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (57.2%), followed by White Male (37.9%) and Two or More Races Female (0.951%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mountain Empire Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,684 students. The full-time enrollment at Mountain Empire Community College is 1,052 and the part-time enrollment is 1,632. This means that 39.2% of students enrolled at Mountain Empire Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

2017 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 64%. 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

    2,526

  2. Two or More Races

    48

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    43

The enrolled student population at Mountain Empire Community College is 94.1% White, 1.79% Two or More Races, 1.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.335% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.186% Asian, and 0.0373% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 11 students (0.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 127 more women than men received degrees from Mountain Empire Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Mountain Empire Community College are white (659 degrees awarded). There were 82.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (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 (67 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees), and Precision Production (19 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 (1,314,333 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (198,000 people), Other managers (146,937 people), Medical & health services managers (144,818 people), and Pharmacists (130,771 people).

The most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are Engineering Technologies (67 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees), Precision Production (19 degrees), Health (268 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are Engineering Technologies (67 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees), Precision Production (19 degrees), Health (268 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 (1,474,786 people), Elementary & secondary schools (445,485 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (328,785 people), Outpatient care centers (220,613 people), and Offices of physicians (197,988 people).

The most specialized majors at Mountain Empire Community College are Engineering Technologies (67 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees), Precision Production (19 degrees), Health (268 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 278

  2. 405

In 2017, 278 degrees were awarded to men at Mountain Empire Community College, which is 0.686 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (405).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Mountain Empire Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.742 times less than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 99 degrees were awarded to women at Mountain Empire Community College in Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions, which is 7.62 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 23% 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, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mountain Empire Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    659 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mountain Empire Community College is white (659 degrees awarded). There were 82.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (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

    389 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    270 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mountain Empire Community College is white female (389 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (270 degrees).

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Operations

Mountain Empire Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $22.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.2k (0.0866%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Mountain Empire Community College had a total salary expenditure of $19.5M. Mountain Empire Community College employs 13 Associate professors, 10 Instructors, and 8 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mountain Empire Community College are Male Instructors (8), Female Associate professors(8), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College are: Management, with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.2M

2017 Endowment

7.55%

growth from 2016

Mountain Empire Community College has an endowment valued at about $22.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mountain Empire Community College grew 7.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.5M 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. $1.56M - Federal

  2. $78.4k - State

  3. $28.3k - Local

As of 2017, Mountain Empire Community College received $1.56M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $78.4k from state grants and contracts, and $28.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.11M

2017 Salaries

2.36%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Mountain Empire Community College paid a median of $8.11M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($19.5M) and a 2.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.9% decline from 2015 and a 4.2% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.15M

Instructional Salaries

37

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mountain Empire Community College paid a total of $2.15M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

13 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

38 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College were Associate professor with 13 employees; Instructor with 10 employees; and Instructor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College were Management with 38 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mountain Empire Community College was Male Instructor with 8 employees, Female Associate professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

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

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