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McDowell Technical Community College
McDowell Technical Community College 54 College Drive Marion, NC 28752 Phone: (828) 652-6021
  • General Information
    About McDowell Technical Community College

    Mission Statement McDowell Technical Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, dedicated to providing student-centered accessible, high-quality educational opportunities and services which fulfill the personal development, training and employment needs of the residents, businesses, and industries of McDowell County and the surrounding areas through an open-door admissions policy. The college recognizes each person’s right to an education and seeks to contribute to the maximum development of a globally and culturally diverse workforce and improve the quality of life of the individuals in our community. The college provides life-long learning opportunities by: · Offering comprehensive academic transfer, professional/technical, developmental, basic skills and continuing education programs through traditional and non-traditional delivery methods; · Providing comprehensive student support services; · Interacting and assisting with others to encourage, promote and facilitate economic growth and community development; · Recruiting, retaining and developing a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff who are dedicated to quality education and service to the college and the community; · Enhancing student life by sponsoring a variety of educational, cultural, and community services and activities.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    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 students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 61%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,876
    Native American 4.0
    Asian 28.0
    African American 118.0
    Hispanic 36.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 732
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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