McDowell Technical Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,824
2022 Average Net Price
$2,715
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,100
20.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45%
36 Graduates

About

McDowell Technical Community College is a higher education institution located in McDowell County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at McDowell Technical Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (81 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (20 degrees), and Information Technology (9 degrees).

In 2022, 342 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McDowell Technical Community College. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (286 degrees), 9.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McDowell Technical Community College is $1,824, which is $−6,288 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at McDowell Technical Community College is $1,824, which is $−6,288 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,715.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending McDowell Technical Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,824
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at McDowell Technical Community College was $1,824. The cost of tuition at McDowell Technical Community College is $−6,288 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$2,715
2022 Value
41.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 McDowell Technical Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,715. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of McDowell Technical Community College grew by 41.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,100
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McDowell Technical Community College was of $8,100 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

98% of undergraduate students at McDowell Technical Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 172% with respect to 2021, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.88%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at McDowell Technical Community College was 5.88%, which represents 1 out of the 17 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

McDowell Technical Community College had a total enrollment of 1,100 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at McDowell Technical Community College is 227 students and the part-time enrollment is 873. This means that 20.6% of students enrolled at McDowell Technical Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McDowell Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.6% White, 9.91% Hispanic or Latino, 4.55% Black or African American, 1.91% Two or More Races, 1% Asian, and 0.0909% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McDowell Technical Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.3%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McDowell Technical Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,100 students. The full-time enrollment at McDowell Technical Community College is 227 and the part-time enrollment is 873. This means that 20.6% of students enrolled at McDowell Technical Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at McDowell Technical Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), McDowell Technical Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    843 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    109 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    50 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at McDowell Technical Community College is 76.6% White, 9.91% Hispanic or Latino, 4.55% Black or African American, 1.91% Two or More Races, 1% Asian, and 0.0909% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 92 more women than men received degrees from McDowell Technical Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McDowell Technical Community College is white (286 degrees awarded). There were 9.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at McDowell Technical Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (81 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (20 degrees) and Information Technology (9 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at McDowell Technical Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (35 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (20 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McDowell Technical Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (136,067 people), Other managers (104,652 people), Graphic designers (98,152 people), Postsecondary teachers (66,414 people), and Secondary school teachers (60,483 people).

The most specialized majors at McDowell Technical Community College in 2022 are Precision Production (35 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (20 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McDowell Technical Community College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at McDowell Technical Community College are Precision Production (35 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (20 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McDowell Technical Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (284,409 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (154,016 people), Computer Systems Design (95,418 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (72,903 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (71,985 people).

The most specialized majors at McDowell Technical Community College are Precision Production (35 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (20 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by McDowell Technical Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 81 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at McDowell Technical Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 81 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

125
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
217
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 125 degrees were awarded to men at McDowell Technical Community College, which is 0.576 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (217).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at McDowell Technical Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.446 times less than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at McDowell Technical Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.24 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 34% of students graduating from McDowell Technical Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at McDowell Technical Community College is Male and White (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    286 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McDowell Technical Community College is white (286 degrees awarded). There were 9.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    172 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    114 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at McDowell Technical Community College is white female (172 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (114 degrees).

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Operations

McDowell Technical Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $794k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 28.4k (3.57%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, McDowell Technical Community College had a total salary expenditure of 15M. McDowell Technical Community College employs 40 Instructors. Most academics at McDowell Technical Community College are Male Instructor (20), and Female Instructor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McDowell Technical Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 32 employees, Service, with 9 employees, and Management with 7 employees.

Endowment

$794k
2022 Endowment
11.6%
growth from 2021

McDowell Technical Community College has an endowment valued at about $794k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of McDowell Technical Community College grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.42M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.44M
2022 Salaries
6.27%
growth from 2021

In 2022, McDowell Technical Community College paid a median of $8.44M in salaries, which represents 56.3% of their overall expenditure ($15M) and a 6.27% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.27M
Instructional Salaries
40
Number of Employees

In 2022, McDowell Technical Community College paid a total of $2.27M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at McDowell Technical Community College was Instructor with 40 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McDowell Technical Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees, Service with 9 employees, and Management with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McDowell Technical Community College was Male Instructor with 20 employees, and Female Instructor with 20 employees.

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