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Mountain Empire Community College

Big Stone Gap, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

3441 Mountain Empire Rd

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-4634

https://www.mecc.edu/

Admission Office

3441 Mountain Empire Road

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

(276) 523-2400

Fax : (276) 523-8297

khall@mecc.edu

Contact : Kristy Hall

Director of Enrollment Services

Type of School

Small

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 5451

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 2,313

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 377

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 99.0%

Average financial aid package : $6,370.00

In-State Tuition : $4,710.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $10,008.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Small Town (2,500-10k)

Rural

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : May 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Liberal Arts : 39.0%
Health Professions : 26.0%
Engineering Technologies : 16.0%
Business/Marketing : 9.0%
Security and Protective Services : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Real Estate C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General C

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General C

Engineering
Surveying Engineering C

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician A C
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician A
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Industrial Technology/Technician A
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician A

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant C

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician C
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) A C
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician A C
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training C
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A C

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Natural Resources/Conservation, General A C

Personal & Culinary Services
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General C

Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder A C

Science Technologies & Technicians
Chemical Process Technology C

Security & Protective Services
Corrections A C
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A C

Visual & Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, General C

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

400 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Geographic Location : 40 miles from Bristol

Small Town

Rural

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,313

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 377

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,395

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 96.0%

Out of state students : 4.0%

Part Time students : 40.0%

Percentage of males : 35.0%

Percentage of females : 65.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 1.0%

White : 94.0%

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Red Foxes

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Nursing students must meet admission test score, plus biology, chemistry and algebra I required. Respiratory therapy students must meet admission test score, plus algebra I and biology required. High school diploma or GED required for practical nursing, nursing and respiratory care programs. Health Information Management, Emergency Medical Services Technology, and Phlebotomy may have entry restrictions as well.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Upon receipt of official test scores, all Virginia community colleges shall accept a score of three (3) and higher for Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

High school Coursework

High school diploma or equivalent is not required

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

0

Math

0

0

Social Studies

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

ART 101

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 101/102

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MTH 273, 274

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHM 111/112

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

8

CHI 101, 102

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 121

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 111

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 112

All

European History

3

6

HIS 225, 226

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

FRE 101, 102

All

German Language and Culture

3

8

GER 101, 102

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEO 210

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

8

ITA 101, 102

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

8

JPN 101, 102

All

Latin

3

8

LAT 101, 102

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 201

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO 202

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHY 201

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHY 202

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 200

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

SPA 101, 102

All

Statistics

3

3

MTH 157

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PLS 211

All

United States History

3

6

HIS 121, 122

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIS 111, 112

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

6

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

8

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

8

Chemistry

50

8

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

French II

50

3

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

6

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

3

Spanish II

50

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 97.0%

% of loans / jobs : 3.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 87.0%

% Judged to have need : 85.0%

% that were offered aid : 84.0%

% that had need fully met : 93.0%

% of need met : 99.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $6,370.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,137.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $5,838.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Kristy Hall

Financial aid office phone : (276) 523-2400

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $154.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $330.60

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Presidential Honor Scholarship; full tuition; for valedictorian or salutatorian.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$4,710.00

$4,710.00

$4,710.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$10,008.00

$10,008.00

$10,008.00

Room only:

--

$2,600.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

--

$3,500.00

$3,500.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$5,910.00

$12,010.00

$9,410.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$11,208.00

$17,308.00

$14,708.00

Important cost information from the school: Out-of-state students pay an additional $705 capital outlay fee.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 47

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 20.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 80.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $10,008.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $2,600.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $330.60

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students