Eastern Shore Community College

29300 Lankford Hwy
Melfa, VA 23410
Tel: (757)789-1789
1,000 students
Public institution
Eastern Shore Community College believes that all individuals should be provided a continuing opportunity to develop and extend their skills and knowledge and to cultivate an awareness of their roles and responsibilities in society. The college is committed to providing leadership in identifying and addressing both the needs of individuals and economic needs, including workforce development needs, in Accomack and Northampton counties.
School Highlights:
Eastern Shore Community College serves 1,000 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 46%.
Eastern Shore Community College is the only community colleges within Accomack County, VA.
The nearest community college is Rappahannock Community College (47.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
College Eastern Shore Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 34 staff
61 staff
Eastern Shore Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,000 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,000 students 1,296 students
Eastern Shore Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
Eastern Shore Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 340 students
814 students
Eastern Shore Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 660 students
1,040 students
Eastern Shore Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Eastern Shore Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Eastern Shore Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
7%
21%
Eastern Shore Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
39%
15%
Eastern Shore Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
50%
51%
Eastern Shore Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Eastern Shore Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Eastern Shore Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Eastern Shore Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.59 0.68
Eastern Shore Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,945 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,795 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,945 $5,660
Eastern Shore Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,795 $10,250
Eastern Shore Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
Eastern Shore Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Eastern Shore Community College is a member of the Virginia Community College System and serves the residents of Accomack County and Northampton County as a two-year institution of higher learning. Operating under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Eastern Shore Community College Board, the college is financed primarily with state funds, supplemented by contributions from the two counties and the Eastern Shore Community College Foundation. ESCC occupies a 115-acre site on U.S. Route 13, south of Melfa on the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula. The modern facility, which is accessible to the disabled, includes classrooms, laboratories, a bookstore, a lecture hall, administrative offices, occupational trade areas, a student lounge, and a Learning Resources Center. ESCC provides many low cost high quality higher educational programs. The Associate in Applied Science degree, in several technical areas, along with the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree for students who wish to transfer to a university to complete their baccalaureate degree are available at ESCC. In addition, the college also offers certificate programs, continuing education and workforce development training to area business and industry. For prospective students who find it difficult to balance full-time jobs and family responsibilities along with college coursework, ESCC has distance education courses which allow students to earn college credit from home. Eastern Shore Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. The college provides associate degree programs approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. It is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Southern Association of Junior Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,113 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,276 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 87%. 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.