Institutional effectiveness is defined at Mountain Empire Community College as the accomplishment of the College’s mission through the achievement of  stated outcomes, goals, and objectives. MECC uses a variety of  evaluation and assessment processes to determine the degree to which it accomplishes its mission.  The College’s Department of Institutional Effectiveness works with campus stakeholders in order to engage in comprehensive planning, data-driven decision making, and continuous improvement.  
Through these cyclical processes of identifying outcomes and goals, measuring the extent to which these outcomes and goals are achieved, and using results to identify ways of improving programs and  services, College faculty, staff, and administrators can help ensure that the entire campus is actively  involved in helping the College achieve its mission.