New River Community College

5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084-1127
Tel: (540)674-3600
4,585 students
Public institution
  • New River Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning operating under a state-wide system of community colleges. The college serves those who live in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, Montgomery, and the city of Radford.
School Highlights
New River Community College serves 4,585 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
New River Community College is the only community colleges within Pulaski County, VA.
The nearest community college is Wytheville Community College (23.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 96 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
New River 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 96 staff 38 staff
New River Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

The student population of 4,585 has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,585 students 1,257 students
New River Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1 36:1
New River Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,870 students 596 students
New River Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 2,715 students 798 students
New River Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
New River Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
New River Community College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
New River Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
New River Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
New River Community College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
New River Community College More (2011-2015)
% Non Resident races
New River Community College Non Resident (2009-2015)
New River 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. 0.22 0.62
New River Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,048 is less than the state average of $3,795. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,680 is less than the state average of $9,558. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,048 $3,795
New River Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,680 $9,558
New River Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75% 87%
New River Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1959 New River Community College began offering vocational/technical courses as a vocational/technical school to residents in the New River Valley. It is one of five colleges which developed from existing vocational/ technical schools into community colleges under 1966 General Assembly legislation which formed the Virginia Community College System. The college continued the occupational/technical programs in Machine Shop, Drafting and Design, Auto Mechanics, Practical Nursing, Industrial Electricity, Electronics, Instrumentation, Clerk Typing, and Stenography.Programs leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, Business Management and Secretarial Science were added in the fall term of 1970. Degree programs designed for transfer to four-year colleges were also offered at that time. These included the Associate of Arts Degree program in Liberal Arts and the Associate in Science Degree programs in Science, Education, Business Administration, and General Studies. The college is located on a one-hundred acre site at the intersection of U.S. Routes 11 and 100 in Dublin, Virginia. The campus provides modern, well-equipped facilities for the vocational/technical programs as well as for university- parallel programs. The facilities contain labs for Administrative Support Technology, Accounting, Automotive, Drafting and Design, Electronics, Electricity, Fiber Optics, Forensic Science, Information Systems Technology, Instrumentation, Machine Shop, Natural Science classes, Network Design and Installation, Nursing, Programmable Logic Controllers, and Welding. New River Community College offers programs two years beyond the high school level. The college offers Occupational/Technical Education, University parallel/College transfer Education, General education, Continuing education, Customized training programs, Developmental courses NRCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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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.