Mitchell Community College

500 W Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677-5293
Tel: (704)878-3200
  • 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 3,106 students (42% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Mitchell Community College is the only community colleges within Iredell County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Catawba Valley Community College (22.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 180 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mitchell Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 180 staff 122 staff
Mitchell Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,106 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,106 students 2,273 students
Mitchell Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 20:1
Mitchell Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,312 students 967 students
Mitchell Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,794 students 1,306 students
Mitchell Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mitchell Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Mitchell Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2011-2013)
% Asian
Mitchell Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Mitchell Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Mitchell Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Mitchell Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Mitchell Community College Non Resident (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
Mitchell Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.39 0.55
Mitchell Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mitchell Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $27,500 $27,500
Mitchell Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,404 is less than the state average of $3,902. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,548 is less than the state average of $9,562. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,404 $3,902
Mitchell Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,548 $9,562
Mitchell Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69% 79%
Mitchell Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates - $10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts - $6,092
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,902 per year for in-state students and $9,562 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,077 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a 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. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.