Mountain Gateway Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,620
2022 Average Net Price
$6,503
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.6%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
946
29.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.7%
58 Graduates

About

Mountain Gateway Community College is a higher education institution located in Alleghany County, VA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Mountain Gateway Community College were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (73 degrees awarded), Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (17 degrees), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (7 degrees).

In 2022, 331 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mountain Gateway Community College. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (290 degrees), 17.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mountain Gateway Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mountain Gateway Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,503.

In 2022, 39% of undergraduate students attending Mountain Gateway Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,620
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mountain Gateway Community College was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Mountain Gateway Community College is $−3,492 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,503
2022 Value
2.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mountain Gateway Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,503. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mountain Gateway Community College grew by 2.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mountain Gateway Community College was of $8,400 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 $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Mountain Gateway Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.6%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mountain Gateway Community College was 3.6%, which represents 4 out of the 111 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Mountain Gateway Community College had a total enrollment of 946 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mountain Gateway Community College is 283 students and the part-time enrollment is 663. This means that 29.9% of students enrolled at Mountain Gateway Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mountain Gateway Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.5% White, 5.39% Black or African American, 3.38% Two or More Races, 3.28% Hispanic or Latino, 1.27% Asian, 0.634% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.211% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mountain Gateway Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (35%) and Black or African American Male (7.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mountain Gateway Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 946 students. The full-time enrollment at Mountain Gateway Community College is 283 and the part-time enrollment is 663. This means that 29.9% of students enrolled at Mountain Gateway 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 Mountain Gateway Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Mountain Gateway 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
    780 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    51 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    32 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mountain Gateway Community College is 82.5% White, 5.39% Black or African American, 3.38% Two or More Races, 3.28% Hispanic or Latino, 1.27% Asian, 0.634% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.211% 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.

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, 21 students (2.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 63 more women than men received degrees from Mountain Gateway Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mountain Gateway Community College is white (290 degrees awarded). There were 17.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (17 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Mountain Gateway Community College is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (73 degrees awarded), followed by Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (17 degrees) and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mountain Gateway Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (159 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (26 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 Mountain Gateway Community College are Registered nurses (1,409,073 people), Medical & health services managers (158,882 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,905 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (141,514 people), and Pharmacists (135,647 people).

The most specialized majors at Mountain Gateway Community College in 2022 are Construction (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (159 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Precision Production (6 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 Mountain Gateway Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Mountain Gateway Community College are Construction (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (159 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Precision Production (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mountain Gateway Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,525,137 people), Elementary & secondary schools (395,763 people), Outpatient care centers (257,951 people), Offices of physicians (211,862 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (176,587 people).

The most specialized majors at Mountain Gateway Community College are Construction (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (159 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Precision Production (6 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 Mountain Gateway Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 68 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Mountain Gateway Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 68 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

134
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
197
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 134 degrees were awarded to men at Mountain Gateway Community College, which is 0.68 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (197).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Mountain Gateway Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.596 times less than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Mountain Gateway Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.68 times more than the 34 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 Mountain Gateway 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 49% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mountain Gateway Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (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
    290 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mountain Gateway Community College is white (290 degrees awarded). There were 17.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (17 degrees).

0.906% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    175 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    115 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mountain Gateway Community College is white female (175 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (115 degrees).

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Operations

Mountain Gateway Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.42M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.25k (0.0149%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Mountain Gateway Community College had a total salary expenditure of 12.7M. Mountain Gateway Community College employs 15 Instructors, 4 Associate professors and 1 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mountain Gateway Community College are Female Instructor (11), Male Instructor (4), and Male Associate professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountain Gateway Community College are: Management, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 9 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

Endowment

$8.42M
2022 Endowment
17.4%
growth from 2021

Mountain Gateway Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.42M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Mountain Gateway Community College grew 17.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.21M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.56M
2022 Salaries
8.41%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mountain Gateway Community College paid a median of $5.56M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($12.7M) and a 8.41% 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

$1.21M
Instructional Salaries
20
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mountain Gateway Community College paid a total of $1.21M to 20 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.8% 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
15 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mountain Gateway Community College were Instructor with 15 employees, Associate professor with 4 employees, and Assistant professor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mountain Gateway Community College were Management with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mountain Gateway Community College was Female Instructor with 11 employees, Male Instructor with 4 employees, and Male Associate professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mountain Gateway Community College.

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