McDowell Technical Community College

54 College Drive, Marion
NC, 28752-8728
Tel: (828)652-6021
1,373 students
Public institution
The mission of McDowell Technical Community College to provide high-quality, comprehensive educational opportunities and services which fulfill the personal development, training and employment needs of the residents, businesses, and industries in McDowell County and surrounding areas. The College acknowledges and values cultural, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity and seeks to contribute to the maximum development of the individual and community through open door admissions and readily accessible and affordable programs. The college is dedicated to providing quality educational programs and services accessible to students on-campus, off-campus, or through distance learning. These educational programs and services are offered, within the limits of a available resources, regardless of disability or previous educational attainments.
School Highlights:
McDowell Technical Community College serves 1,373 students (42% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
McDowell Technical Community College is the only community colleges within McDowell County, NC.
The nearest community college is Western Piedmont Community College (16 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
McDowell Technical Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,373 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,373 students
1,287 students
McDowell Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
571 students
832 students
McDowell Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 802 students
1,021 students
McDowell Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
McDowell Technical Community College sch enrollment McDowell Technical Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
McDowell Technical Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
McDowell Technical Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
McDowell Technical Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
McDowell Technical Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
McDowell Technical Community College sch ethnicity McDowell Technical Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.22 0.45
McDowell Technical Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,716 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,324 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,716 $5,890
McDowell Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,324 $10,050
McDowell Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1964, McDowell Technical Community College was established as the Marion-McDowell Industrial Education Center, located in downtown Marion, N.C. near the corner of State Street and South Garden Street. M-MIEC operated as a satellite unit of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute until September, 1967. The school moved to permanent facilities on a 31-acre site at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Highway 226 in Marion in 1970. Today, McDowell Technical Community College offers Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and/or Certificates in more than 30 curriculum programs. The College also offers classes in many areas of Continuing Education. MTCC currently serves more than 6,800 students per year with some type of education and training. The college offers a number of Occupational and Continuing Education Services, including Teleconference Workshops, Computer Training, and a variety of specialized programs designed to enhance an individual's employability, to help him or her learn a new career, to establish a pattern of growth and stability in business and industry, and to help individuals stay abreast of trends in their chosen field. McDowell Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees.

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