Mitchell Community College

  • Mitchell Community College, a learning-centered institution, provides affordable, high-quality educational and training programs and services to meet the changing and diverse lifelong learning needs of a multi-culturally diverse citizenry who live and work in a global society.

School Highlights

Mitchell Community College serves 3,164 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is same as the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 180 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mitchell Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty180 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mitchell Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Mitchell Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,164 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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# Full-Time Students974 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students2,190 students1,362 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
10%
10%
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% Black
11%
22%
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% White
70%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.490.63
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College Completion Rate
25%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,500$27,500
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,404 is less than the state average of $2,528. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,548 is more than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,404$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,548$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Mitchell Community College is a comprehensive, open-admissions community college dedicated to meeting the post-secondary education and training needs of the citizens of Iredell County and surrounding areas. The college provides an array of high quality programs at low cost in an historically rich environment. Mitchell is a student-centered institution where all persons are encouraged to develop their abilities in a community that respects diversity and is supportive of individual achievement. Concerned with the social, civic, cultural, and economic development of the community as a whole, instructional programs are focused on meeting the educational and training needs of all persons over eighteen years of age and persons sixteen years of age and older with special needs. Mitchell Community College has a long and distinguished history as an educational institution. Established in 1852, it began as a Presbyterian female college. Today, it has evolved into a modern comprehensive community college.The college has also been fortunate to have a strong relationship with the community of Statesville. Mitchell Community College commits its resources to provide associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs to meet the pre-service and in-service work force development needs for industry, business, government, and service occupations; to provide associate degree programs for the first two years of academic courses leading to baccalaureate and professional degrees and to provide each student the opportunity to develop the skills and values necessary to succeed in college. The college also offer pre-college programs in adult basic education and literacy, as well as both short- and long-term occupational training in a large number of job-related fields through our Continuing Education Division. Mitchell Community College is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate in arts, associate in science, associate in fine arts and associate in applied science degrees.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Mitchell Community College is Catawba Valley Community College (22.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $23,630 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.