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Mountain Empire Community College

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) (51.0904)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Emergency Medical Services
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 510904

Credit HoursProgram Offered
On-Campus:YesYes
Off-Campus:YesNo

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  01/2001
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  05/2001
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1825186
2018-1920141
2019-2030204
2020-2118168
2021-221973

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,618




The table to the right provides the degree award history of each the last five years, disaggregated by state residency. This breakout may may help explain why a relatively low percentage of program completers may appear to be working in Virginia.



Program Graduates by Domicile
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateTotal
2017-18606
2018-19101
2019-20404
2020-21628
2021-22303
Five Year Summary20222
Distribution by Gender and Race/Ethnicity within Five-year Totals,


YearForeign/ InternationalAfrican Am. or Black (NH)Am. Indian/ Native Am. (NH)Asian/ Pacific Islander (NH)HispanicWhite, Caucasian Am. (NH)Multi-Race (NH)Unknown/ Unreported (NH)Total
Sum of the Last 5 Years000022022022



Wages Earned in 2020

The table below shows the wage data for the select program and places it in the context of all wages at the same degree level of this institution by graduates with at least three (3) quarters of employment.





Post-Completion Wage Outcomes
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)1937%
2011-12 (8 years)1354%
2014-15 (5 years)1369%
2016-17 (3 years)2060%$39,299$50,924$63,361
2018-19 (18 months)2186%$36,576$48,911$61,284



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-17
2013-14 to 2017-18
2014-15 to 2018-19
2015-16 to 2019-20
2016-17 to 2020-21
Note: 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.
Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation, Including Parent-PLUS and Grad-PLUS
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-17
2013-14 to 2017-18
2014-15 to 2018-19
2015-16 to 2019-20
2016-17 to 2020-21


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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