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School Profile and Quick Facts

Workforce Development and Innovation

  • In 2018-19, the college served over 8,200 students with short-term training, professional development and personal enrichment courses.
  • Customized Training and Business & Industry Training trained 739 people in fiscal year 2019 through 660 of specialized industry training.
  • Over the past six years, 76 students have earned a high school credential from the MTCC College and Career Readiness program.
  • The NC Small Business Center Network assisted in opening over 650 new businesses in NC. It helped create or retain over 3,800 jobs and was ranked number #1 nationally for the number of business development seminars and attendees.
  • In fiscal year 2019 – 2020 MTCC Small Business Center presented 33 seminars for 333 attendees.
  • A total of 3,032 firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, police, and correctional officers received continuing education training through the Public Safety program during the 2019 fiscal year.
  • From August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020, 32 students in the Nurse Aide I program completed the 160 hours of training required to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) certification exam, boasting a 94% pass rate.
  • MTCC is the 13th largest Employer in McDowell County.

Graduate Satisfaction

MTCC surveys students annually in seeking to improve the college’s programs and services. Graduates are consistently satisfied with their overall MTCC experience.







Top Three Transfer Universities

Based on MTCC students who transferred in the fall 2020.

  • Western Carolina University
  • Appalachian State University
  • University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment students take college courses while enrolled in high school. Students who are dual enrolled at MTCC are exceedingly successful in their coursework. During the fall 2019 term, the average course success rate for dual enrollment students was 90%.

Course success rate is defined as completing a course and earning a grade of A, B, or C. 90% Average Course Success Rate Fall 2021.

McDowell Early College (MEC)

Students enrolled in the McDowell Early College have a high retention rate. Retention is defined as the percentage of students from the previous fall who either graduate or re-enroll the next fall.

From Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 100% of students were either re-enrolled or had completed a credential.

100% McDowell Early College Retention
Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

MTCC Financial Aid

Over 2.5 million dollars in financial aid was awarded to students during the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Of first-time, full-time students 86% were awarded financial aid. The average financial aid package was $6,135.