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Mountain State College

Mountain State College is an Associate's college with 153 students located in Parkersburg, WV.

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Selectivity
Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 153
Gender 22% Male / 78% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 93% Full Time / 7% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 83% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 97%
Black or African American 3%

Activities

Student Publications: News and Views

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling placement services for graduates financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: legal resource center, dependency resource center
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program cooperative education double major internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Medical/Clinical Assistant (67%), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other (16%), Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling (10%), Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist (5%), Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary (0%), Accounting (0%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Job Opportunities:

Accountants and Auditors
Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.
Budget Analysts
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
Credit Analysts
Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
Financial Examiners
Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to execute verbatim medical conference minutes, medical reports, and medical orders. Includes instruction in dictation and simultaneous recording, analysis of notes and visual evidence, medical terminology, data processing applications and skills, formal medical report and correspondence formats, professional standards, and applicable law and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Transcriptionists
Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

A program that prepares individuals to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. Includes instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, treatment evaluation, patient observation and education, group dynamics, professional standards and ethics, and applicable law and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.
Mental Health Counselors
Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

Associates

Associates

Any instructional program in computer and information sciences and support services not listed above.

Administration & Faculty

President Judith Sutton
Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Full-time Faculty 7
Student : Faculty Ratio 17 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 28 : 71
Percentage of Faculty Members
No Status Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Selectivity

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $15,243 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $15,547
$30K-$48K $16,464
$48K-$75K $16,364

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $8,100, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,100 Same as On-Campus
Fees $115 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $5,850
Books $2,777 $2,777
Total (before financial aid) $10,992 $16,842

Students Receiving Aid

86% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 83% $4,029
Federal Scholarships/Grants 83% $4,712
Other Federal Grants 29% $436
Pell Grants 83% $4,562
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 26% $2,252
Student Loans 83% $4,029

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://msc.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://msc.edu.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

77% of students graduated on time.

77% of students graduated in six years.

87% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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