McDowell Technical Community College

54 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752-8728

About McDowell Technical Community College

McDowell Technical Community College is classified as a rural-serving public Associate’s college with less than 2,500 full time students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This small two-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 500 to 1,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, 40-59% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,556
Student Age% Under 2549%
 % 25 and Over51%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time48%
 % Part-time52%
Race/Ethnicity% White89.3%
 % Black6.4%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino1.3%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown1.0%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$1,876
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,020
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid48%
 % Undergraduates with Loans%
 % Undergraduates with Grants46%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,155
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$6,878
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$6,878

Neighborhood Data for the Marion Area

Median Age35.3
Median Household Income$26,675
Total Population7,973
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total50.6% 49.4%
 Age 0-950.8%49.2%
 Age 10-1751.6%48.4%
 Age 18-2450.9%49.1%
 Age 25-2968.0%32.0%
 Age 30-3955.6%44.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White87.0%
 % Black8.7%
 % Asian0.5%
 % Latino16.7%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,155
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$377
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