Mountain Empire Community College

Tuition & Fees $10,713
Student Population 2,253
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $4,745
Graduation Rate 40 %
Students:Faculty 20

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 2022 tuition & fees is $4,710 for Virginia residents and $10,713 for out-of-state students. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 2,253 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.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, MECC's tuition & fees is $4,710 for Virginia residents and $10,713 for non-residents.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at MECC.
The average received amount of financial aid is $4,745 and 56% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 2,253 students is attending , and the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.
Graduation Rate for Mountain Empire Community College is 40 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Mountain Empire Community College is 4 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Mountain Empire Community College is 60 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Mountain Empire Community College is 2,253
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Mountain Empire Community College is 20 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $4,745 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 10 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
Less than one year certificate265
One but less than two years certificate102
Associate's Degree173

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