School Overview

In 1970 in Southwest Virginia, a committee comprised of local business, civic, industrial and political leaders was appointed by the local governing bodies of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson Counties and the City of Norton for the purpose of establishing a comprehensive community college: Mountain Empire Community College.

Mountain Empire Community College provides distance learning opportunities for its students who are unable to attend classes on the college campus or who prefer the online learning environment.

School Details

Location: 3441 Mountain Empire Road,Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Associate

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges



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