McDowell Technical Community College: Review & Facts

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McDowell Technical Community College is a small two-year, public school with 1,110 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1964 and is the only institution located in Marion, North Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
35
Fair
McDowell Technical Community College will give you the option to earn a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

McDowell Technical Community College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 35 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Medical, Education, and Industrial Technologies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
52%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at McDowell Technical Community College is low at 52% (way below North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
8 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at McDowell Technical Community College is very low - 24%. About 12% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at McDowell Technical Community College is good - 8:1. Read more information regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$6,500
Low
Average tuition prices are low - around $6,400 per year. The additional fees at McDowell Technical Community College (not included in tuition costs) are about $100; which comes to a total of $6,500 per academic year.

Read the details about McDowell Technical Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at McDowell Technical Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (828) 652-6021 or check McDowell Technical Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
McDowell Technical Community College provides a distance learning option and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at McDowell Technical Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at McDowell Technical Community College.

Based on the college crime numbers, McDowell Technical Community College seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

McDowell Technical Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: McDowell Technical Community College, 54 College Drive, Marion, North Carolina 28752-8728, USA
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