Virginia Community Colleges

There are 59 community colleges located throughout Virginia (31 public colleges and 28 private colleges), serving 220,583 students.
Minority enrollment is 40% (majority Black), which is more than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is more than the 29:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(VA) School Average
American Indian

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,683 per year for in-state students and $9,301 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,332 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 75%. 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.