Eastern Shore Community College

29300 Lankford Hwy
Melfa, VA 23410
Tel: (757)789-1789
839 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 839 students (27% 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 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
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 28 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
College Eastern Shore Community College 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 Public
Total Faculty 28 staff
62 staff
Eastern Shore Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 839 has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 839 students 1,371 students
Eastern Shore Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
22:1
Eastern Shore Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 228 students
779 students
Eastern Shore Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 611 students
1,083 students
Eastern Shore Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Eastern Shore Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Eastern Shore Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2014)
% Asian
1%
5%
Eastern Shore Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
4%
20%
Eastern Shore Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
32%
15%
Eastern Shore Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
60%
49%
Eastern Shore Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Eastern Shore Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
Eastern Shore Community College Unknown (2008-2014)
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. 0.54 0.70
Eastern Shore Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,145 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,185 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,145 $5,664
Eastern Shore Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,185 $10,360
Eastern Shore Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
90%
Eastern Shore Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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 $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.