Mountwest Community and Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,818
2.69% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,671
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.18%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,273
50.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
19.3%
62 Graduates

About

Mountwest Community and Technical College is a higher education institution located in Cabell County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Mountwest Community and Technical College were Information Technology (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (16 degrees), and Physical Therapy Technician (16 degrees).

In 2022, 292 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mountwest Community and Technical College. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (254 degrees), 42.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mountwest Community and Technical College is $4,818, which is $−3,294 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mountwest Community and Technical College is $4,818, which is $−3,294 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,671.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending Mountwest Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,818
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mountwest Community and Technical College was $4,818. The cost of tuition at Mountwest Community and Technical College is $−3,294 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,671
2022 Value
1.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mountwest Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,671. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mountwest Community and Technical College grew by 1.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,792
Room and Board
$1,468
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mountwest Community and Technical College was of $7,792 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.62% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,468. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.38% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Mountwest Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 26.2% with respect to 2021, when 65% 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.
6.18%
2019 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mountwest Community and Technical College was 6.18%, which represents 27 out of the 437 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Mountwest Community and Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,273 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mountwest Community and Technical College is 648 students and the part-time enrollment is 625. This means that 50.9% of students enrolled at Mountwest Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mountwest Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.3% White, 4.16% Black or African American, 4.16% Two or More Races, 1.49% Hispanic or Latino, 0.471% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.314% Asian.

Students enrolled at Mountwest Community and Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.8%), followed by White Male (33.8%) and Two or More Races Male (2.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mountwest Community and Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,273 students. The full-time enrollment at Mountwest Community and Technical College is 648 and the part-time enrollment is 625. This means that 50.9% of students enrolled at Mountwest Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

41%
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 Mountwest Community and Technical College was 41%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Mountwest Community and Technical 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
    1,022 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    53 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    53 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mountwest Community and Technical College is 80.3% White, 4.16% Black or African American, 4.16% Two or More Races, 1.49% Hispanic or Latino, 0.471% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.314% Asian. 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.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 110 students (8.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 10 more women than men received degrees from Mountwest Community and Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mountwest Community and Technical College is white (254 degrees awarded). There were 42.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Mountwest Community and Technical College is Information Technology (23 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (16 degrees) and Physical Therapy Technician (16 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mountwest Community and Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Legal (18 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mountwest Community and Technical College are Software developers (564,045 people), Other managers (142,858 people), Computer occupations, all other (120,448 people), Computer & information systems managers (114,208 people), and Computer programmers (94,240 people).

The most specialized majors at Mountwest Community and Technical College in 2022 are Science Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Legal (18 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mountwest Community and Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Mountwest Community and Technical College are Science Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Legal (18 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 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 Mountwest Community and Technical College are Computer Systems Design (596,184 people), Elementary & secondary schools (144,985 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (137,292 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (87,454 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (86,547 people).

The most specialized majors at Mountwest Community and Technical College are Science Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Legal (18 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 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 Mountwest Community and Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Mountwest Community and Technical College was Information Technology with 23 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

141
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
151
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 141 degrees were awarded to men at Mountwest Community and Technical College, which is 0.934 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (151).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Mountwest Community and Technical College in Information Technology, which is 6.67 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Mountwest Community and Technical College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 0.947 times less than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% of students graduating from Mountwest Community and Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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

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American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mountwest Community and Technical College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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
    254 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mountwest Community and Technical College is white (254 degrees awarded). There were 42.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

6.51% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    133 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mountwest Community and Technical College is white female (133 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (121 degrees).

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Operations

Mountwest Community and Technical College employs 18 Assistant professors, 15 Associate professors and 14 Professors. Most academics at Mountwest Community and Technical College are Female Assistant professor (13), Female Associate professor (11), and Female Professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountwest Community and Technical College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 13 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 11 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$6.81M
2022 Salaries
2.95%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Mountwest Community and Technical College paid a median of $6.81M in salaries, a 2.95% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.97M
Instructional Salaries
57
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mountwest Community and Technical College paid a total of $2.97M to 57 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
13 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mountwest Community and Technical College were Assistant professor with 18 employees, Associate professor with 15 employees, and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountwest Community and Technical College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mountwest Community and Technical College was Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, Female Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mountwest Community and Technical College.

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