Dabney S Lancaster Community College

Tel: (540)863-2800
1,257 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Dabney S Lancaster Community College serves 1,257 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Dabney S Lancaster Community College is the only community colleges within Clifton Forge City County, VA.
The nearest community college is Skyline College-Roanoke (34.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
College Dabney S Lancaster 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 for-profit
Total Faculty 42 staff 38 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,257 has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,257 students 839 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 30:1 34:1
# Full-Time Students 410 students 582 students
# Part-Time Students 847 students 847 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Hispanic
1%
8%
% Black
4%
21%
% White
91%
58%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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. 0.17 0.61

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,048 is less than the state average of $9,648. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,658 is less than the state average of $10,167. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,048 $9,648
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,658 $10,167
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87% 87%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college known for teaching excellence, quality support services and responsiveness to business and industry training needs. In September 1964, students were admitted for the first time to the Clifton-Forge-Covington Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In the first two years, this branch college offered programs available at the parent institution, as well as a certificate program in secretarial science. In 1965, a pre-college foundation program was added. This was expanded into the general community college program in 1966. Beginning with the summer quarter in 1967, all programs of this community college came under the control of the Virginia State Board for Community College. The College itself was renamed Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, honoring the prominent Virginia educator and long-time resident of the College's service area. DSLCC offers over 40 programs in academic, professional, and technical areas, as well as continuing education, workforce training, seminars, and more. Flexible scheduling, off-campus offerings, and distance learning options make higher education convenient and affordable. Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts and Sciences (A.A.& S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,684 per year for in-state students and $9,118 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,291 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 82%. 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 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.