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 McDowell Technical Community College

McDowell Technical Community College - Marion, NC

54 College Drive, Marion, North Carolina 28752-8728

General information:(828)652-6021
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:1,264( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:10 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Small
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,668 $1,876 $1,724 9%
Out-of-state $7,790 $8,020 $6,332 27%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,155 $7,155 $8,100 -13%
Other $6,878 $6,878 $7,336 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $6,878 $6,878 $7,336 -6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,668 $3,076 $2,924 50%
Off Campus $16,701 $17,109 $18,360 -6%
Off Campus with Family $9,546 $9,954 $10,260 -10%
On Campus $8,790 $9,220 $7,532 29%
Off Campus $22,823 $23,253 $22,968 5%
Off Campus with Family $15,668 $16,098 $14,868 14%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,656
In-state fees $68
Out-of-state tuition $6,264
Out-of-state fees $68
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 112 71% --
Grant or scholarship aid 108 69% $549,521 $5,088
Federal grants 101 64% $504,310 $4,993
Pell grants 101 64% $493,693 $4,888
Other federal grants 19 12% $10,617 $559
State/local government grant or scholarships 47 30% $37,875 $806
Institutional grants or scholarships 6 4% $7,336 $1,223
Student loan aid 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,025 67% $4,693,088 $4,579
Pell grants 806 53% $3,700,323 $4,591
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,317 $8,856 $8,339
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,425 $8,548 $7,531
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,432 $8,962 $8,942
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,579 $9,176 $9,602
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,264
Undergraduate enrollment 1,264
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 197
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1975 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
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Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
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• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General6--
Category total6--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General-13-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-0-
Office Management and Supervision0112
Operations Management and Supervision-1-
Category total0308
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-6-
Category total-6-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications2--
Information Science/Studies12-
Information Technology550
Category total870
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total280
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching065
Elementary Education and Teaching070
Category total0135
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,040
Category total040
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development--0
Category total--0
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician02519
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training37--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--0
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-18-
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician6--
Surgical Technology/Technologist4--
Category total474319
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science--9
Category total--9
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-38-
Category total-39-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician4-0
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician110
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/26--
Category total3110
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist--6
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor--0
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General224
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist--0
Category total2210
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork10--
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant16-10
Welding Technology/Welder15-28
Category total41-38
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art07-
Category total07-
Grand total13716089