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Mountain Empire Community College



Mountain Empire Community College
3441 Mountain Empire Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Gen. Phone:  (276) 523-2400    Fax:  (276) 523-8297

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25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2018-19
Business Operations Support, Business Operations Support, Business Operations Support, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Corrections, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Early Childhood Developmen, Electrical Electronics, Emergency Medical Services, Energy Managment Technology, General Education, Geographical Information S, Health & Medical Administrative Services, Health Information Management, Health Sciences, Industrial Production Technology, Information Systems Techno, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Stud and Hum, Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technol, Nursing (RN Training), Police Science, Respiratory Care Therapy, Welding


Program Inventory

Admissions

SAT is an imperfect predictor of college readiness and success and it is only one of many factors in admissions.
This report does not assume any paritcular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.








Enrollment



Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermAssociates Degree (Bachelor's Credit)Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)CertificatesTotal
20097678266733,383
20106668927603,404
20117058746763,219
20128905855833,089
20137895965142,924
20146935484872,718
20156055565452,718
20164886165342,737
20175035515232,684
20184435114492,505


See the report E22: Fall Headcount: Trends in Race Ethnicity for definitions and additiional student levels.

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
13141,862001,862
14151,745001,745
15161,784001,784
16171,683001,683
17181,619001,619
Total Undergraduate Enrollment by Locality, 2019
# of Students By Origin
0 Students
0 Students1 to 1011 to 4950 to 99100 to 249250 to 499500 to 9991,000 to 2,4992,500 to 4,9995,000 and above



Degrees Awarded

STEMH - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Professions
Retention and Graduation


40% of all students entering in 2011-12 either graduated within an Extended Time-to-Completion or were continuing their enrollment in the final year of observation. These Student Success Index results are based on students completing at any Virginia institution.




Graduation Rates within Three Years
Students Entering Institution in Fall and Spring of 2014-15 completing at any Virginia institution.
Gender: All, Race/Ethnicity Status: All

Three-year institutional graduation rates compared to sector rates and the minimum and maximum values of the rates for Virginia institutions.
FTIC = First-Time in College.
Comparisons are to instutions at the same degree-level.

All, FTIC and Transfer, Dev. Ed. Coursework w/in First Two Years Receiving PELL, Recent HS Grads
Overall Publics:  14%

FTIC (All)
Overall Publics:  20%

FTIC, In-State
Overall Publics:  21%

FTIC, In-State, Direct from High School
Overall Publics:  24%

FTIC with No Financial Aid
Overall Publics:  19%
FTIC with Pell
Overall Publics:  16%

FTIC, Family Income $0 - $49,999
Overall Publics:  14%

FTIC, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999
Overall Publics:  27%

FTIC, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999
Overall Publics:  30%

FTIC, Family Income Not Reported
Overall Publics:  23%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
Student Transfer


Students Transferring from Mountain Empire Community College
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year to the institutions below.

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Transfer Enrollment
Average # New Transfers (2012-13 to 2015-16)Average # NewTransfers (2012-13 to 2015-16) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2015-16 to 2018-19)
Public Institutions
Total Public Four-Year Institutions64 49%49
George Mason University0 0
James Madison University0 0
Old Dominion University6 3
Radford University3 1
University of Mary Washington0 0
University of Virginia0 0
University of Virginia's College at Wise53 50%43
Virginia Commonwealth University0 0
Virginia State University0 0
Virginia Tech1 1
Private Institutions
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions13 48%12
Averett University0 1
Bluefield College4 4
Emory and Henry College0 0
Jefferson College of Health Sciences0 0
Liberty University7 6
Regent University0 0
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED)1 0

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Student Debt




Debt of 2017-18 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Associates - Bachelor Credit9210%1314%$86,75212%
Associates - Occupational/Technical19421%2123%$186,93126%
Total28631%3437%$273,68337%



Note:
  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Techincal Credit Associate degrees.
  • Bachelors: Includes graduates who received Four- and Five-Year Bachelor's degrees.
  • Graduate: Includes graduates who received Graduate Master's and Doctorate degrees.

Associate's Degree (Occupational/Technical Credit)
Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-14128%$ 3,045$ 4,345$ 6,994$ 6,250
2014-152015%$ 2,000$ 2,688$ 8,313$ 4,896
2015-161811%$ 3,015$ 5,750$ 9,466$ 14,880
2016-172112%$ 2,497$ 6,000$ 5,788$ 7,500
2017-182111%$ 3,345$ 6,880$ 8,901$ 11,000


Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)
Debt of Recent Graduates
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-141314%$ 2,737$ 6,434$ 6,746$ 7,552
2014-151818%$ 3,360$ 4,893$ 4,931$ 6,556
2015-1699%$ 2,163$ 2,721$ 5,000$ 3,236
2016-171816%$ 2,721$ 3,563$ 5,165$ 6,133
2017-181314%$ 2,613$ 5,335$ 5,386$ 6,432
Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed
borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity
is not available.



Post-Completion Wages of Graduates



Graduates' Wages in 2018, 18 Months after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Award of less than 1 academic year26554.3%$ 23,711$ 20,121
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 acad yrs12648.4%$ 18,539$ 13,788
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)11159.5%$ 15,120$ 12,672
Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)17457.5%$ 29,690$ 26,333
Total0


Graduates' Wages in 2018, Five Years after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Award of less than 1 academic year37244.9%$ 32,211$ 28,424
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 acad yrs12560.0%$ 27,490$ 27,965
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)9654.2%$ 28,556$ 30,163
Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)13840.6%$ 37,241$ 35,891
Total73147.9%$ 31,461$ 29,617


Tuition and Fees


Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$4,606$14$$4,620


Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$10,609$14$$10,623




    These tabs represent a concise overview of the data available at this site.
    Additional detailed information may be found through the links below:


    Trends in First-year Retention
    Trends in Graduation Rates (Federal Equivalent)


    Graduation Rate Profile - Student Subcohorts

    Student Debt Profile

    Post-Completion Wages of Graduates


    Notes/Definitions

    Debt: All debt figures refer to education-related debt processed through institutions. i.e. student loans. Unless specified as PLUS loans for undergraduates, the student debt refers to loans taken out by the student, not by parents or relatives. Further, reported student debt calculations are based on graduates who borrowed only. This is why we report the percentage of students/graduates wth debt.

     

    Sample Budgets: These estimates are from the Living Wage project at MIT and are based on the estimated cost of a single adult living in Virginia. Tax and FICA withholding estimates based on a single, unmarried filer.

    Limits on the Display of Data

    The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These are not measures of employment rates, nor they comparable to the so-called Gainful Employment metrics produced by the US Department of Education. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

    In order to protect confidentiality and to accommodate both the many small programs in the Commonwealth and the limits of the available data, these reports will display program-level data only under the following conditions:

    1. Single-year data will not be reported at the level of institution, degree, and program, only rolling five-year aggregates. For example, graduates of 2005-06 will be reported with those of 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02.

    2. The number of wage-reported graduates must be equal to or greater than 15 with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages.

    3. At least 30% of the cohort of graduates must have been matched and reported with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages, or 20% with a minimum of 200 graduates.

    4. The current definition of FTWE is at least three quarters of wages must be reported for each year.

    5. Wages and earnings are not adjusted for inflation.

    The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:
    1. Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
    2. Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

    What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

    • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
    • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
    • Acquired a business subject to this tax
    • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
    • A governmental operation or political subdivision
    • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

    Source
    These criteria mean that individuals working as consultants, independent contractors (including many psychologists, counselors, barbers, cosmetologists, IT workers, and P-14 wage employees of the Commonwealth) may be excluded, as are a list of others that may be found here.


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