Mountain Empire Community College

2023 Tuition & Fees $10,728
Student Population 2,079
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $5,559
Graduation Rate 44 %
Students:Faculty 19

Academic Overview

Mountain Empire Community College is a public, 2-4 years institute located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. It is an Associate's - Public Suburban-serving Multicampus by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Associate's degree.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $4,724 for Virginia residents and $10,728 for out-of-state students. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 2,079 students are enrolled.
The salary after graduation from Mountain Empire Community College varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $28,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, MECC's tuition & fees is $4,724 for Virginia residents and $10,728 for non-residents.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at MECC.
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,559 and 55% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 2,079 students is attending , and the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.
Graduation Rate for Mountain Empire Community College is 44 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Mountain Empire Community College is 4 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Mountain Empire Community College is 68 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Mountain Empire Community College is 2,079
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Mountain Empire Community College is 19 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,559 at Mountain Empire Community College.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Online Applicationhttps://apply.vccs.edu/applications/VCCS/apply.html?application_id=4088
Financial Aidwww.mecc.edu/students/paying-for-college/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.vawizard.org/wizard/npc
Veterans Tuitionwww.mecc.edu/veterans/
Disability Servicewww.mecc.edu/disabilityservices/

Offered Degrees

MECC offers 53 major programs through online and on-site education where 19 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate95
Associate's Degree166

Special Learning Opportunities

Mountain Empire Community College offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Mountain Empire Community College has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges