Central Virginia Community College

Tel: (434)832-7600
4,519 students
Public institution
  • Central Virginia Community College, a two-year institution established as a member of the Virginia Community College System, provides State-supported educational facilities beyond the high school level for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. The curricula and programs of the College serve more than 228,000 people within this geographical jurisdiction.
School Highlights
Central Virginia Community College serves 4,519 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Central Virginia Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Lynchburg City County, VA.
The nearest community college is Miller-Motte Technical College-Lynchburg (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
College Central Virginia Community College (VA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 133 staff 38 staff
Central Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,519 has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,519 students 1,257 students
Central Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 36:1
Central Virginia Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,513 students 596 students
Central Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,006 students 798 students
Central Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Central Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Central Virginia Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2012)
% Asian
1%
6%
Central Virginia Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
2%
8%
Central Virginia Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
10%
22%
Central Virginia Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
83%
57%
Central Virginia Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Central Virginia Community College More (2010-2014)
Central Virginia Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.30 0.62
Central Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,885 is more than the state average of $3,795. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,648 is more than the state average of $9,558. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,885 $3,795
Central Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,648 $9,558
Central Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67% 87%
Central Virginia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Early in 1965, a local committee was formed to investigate the needs and feasibility of a community college for the Central Virginia region; and in July, 1966, the State Board for Community Colleges selected Central Virginia as a community college location to serve the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. The site selected, where Central Virginia Community College presently stands, was approved by the State and Local Boards because of its geographic center to the service area's population and accessibility to all major highways in the area. With academic excellence its aim in all areas, the College offers various programs to meet the diverse needs of the region it serves. Its two-year college transfer programs in arts and sciences and in certain pre-professional areas lead to associate degrees and offer courses generally acceptable for transfer to four-year institutions. Its occupational and technical programs lead to diplomas, certificates, or associate of applied science degrees and are designed to prepare individuals for certain professions. Its other programs, including developmental work, special training for industry, and community service, offer instruction commensurate with the needs of individuals, groups or the area at large.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,795 per year for in-state students and $9,558 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,027 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.