Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Mountain Empire Community College is one of the 24 public 2-year colleges in Virginia. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Big Stone Gap. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 37% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
MECC's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $4,253, and fees were $345. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,551 and $975 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Student to Faculty Ratio24:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
The Mountain Empire Community College Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare practitioners for entry level roles in the nursing profession. The program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.
The program offers opportunities for employment in a range of healthcare facilities as well as allowing for advance education to purse a degree as a Registered Nurse.
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to be licensed as a practical nurse.
- High school diploma or GED equivalency scores
- College placement examination
- Completion of science and math requirements
- Completion of all required developmental work
The admission process to the program is a selective process open to all mentally and physically fit students who are capable of performing as nurse practitioners.
Students admitted into the program will be notified by the selection services of the college to submit the second phase admission requirements of the college:
- Personal statement explaining motives in becoming an LPN
- Complete TEAS V
- Complete general education requirements
- Complete designated physical examination, including immunization series
Students accepted into the program will be notified by mail and will receive a copy of physical examination forms to be returned at orientation.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||1||16|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs (Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program)|
06/01/1976 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$142/credit|
|In State Students||$142/credit|
|Out of State Students||$318/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Mountain Empire Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||12%||$351|
|State Grant & Scholarships||70%||$1,042|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||52%||$1,814|
|Federal Student Loans||--||--|
$6,752Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,257|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,089|
|$48,001 to $75,000$7,150|
|$75,001 to $110,000$8,641|
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This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.