The purpose of this needs-assessment was to determine the mentoring competency of faculty at a college of agriculture in a research one land grant institution in the southeast United States. The Mentoring Competency Assessment (MCA) was completed by 171 faculty and 308 students. Chi-square tests of independence were conducted to determine what differences in distribution of responses exist between students and faculty by gender and selfselected area of research. Results showed significant statistical differences in distribution of low-skill evaluations of faculty mentoring competency between students and faculty, by gender, and by self-selected area of research. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of cross-sectional web-based questionnaires on the collection of mentoring data to inform practice for university administrators.