Patrick Henry Community College

Tel: (276)656-0311
2,853 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Patrick Henry Community College serves 2,853 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Patrick Henry Community College is the only community colleges within Martinsville City County, VA.
The nearest community college is Rockingham Community College (25.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Patrick Henry 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 90 staff 38 staff
Patrick Henry Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,853 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,853 students 1,257 students
Patrick Henry Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 36:1
Patrick Henry Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,437 students 596 students
Patrick Henry Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,416 students 798 students
Patrick Henry Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Patrick Henry Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
6%
Patrick Henry Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
2%
8%
Patrick Henry Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
24%
22%
Patrick Henry Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
71%
57%
Patrick Henry Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Patrick Henry Community College More (2010-2014)
Patrick Henry 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. 0.44 0.62
Patrick Henry Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,805 is more than the state average of $3,795. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,568 is more than the state average of $9,558. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,805 $3,795
Patrick Henry Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,568 $9,558
Patrick Henry Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57% 87%
Patrick Henry Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1962 as a two-year branch of the University of Virginia's School of General Studies, Patrick Henry became an autonomous two year college of the university two years later. In 1971, the college became a part of the Virginia Community College System. Serving Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County, and the southern portion of Franklin County.
  • Patrick Henry offers 15 associates degree programs, with an additional 20 specializations available within those degree options; 12 certificate programs and more than 40 career certificate programs. The college also delivers a variety of nontraditional programs such as customized workforce development training, industrial certifications, literacy/ESL classes, developmental and personal enrichment courses. Patrick Henry hosts the Piedmont Governor's School and Old Dominion University's TeleTechNet, which offers 18 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs through distance learning.
  • Situated on 137 acres, Patrick Henry is located approximately 3 miles north of the City of Martinsville. The college has off-campus sites consisting of a workforce development center in Stuart and Martinsville, the Artisans Center in Martinsville and the Virginia Motorsports Training Center at Arrington Manufacturing in Henry County. PHCC is the perfect choice for affordable, quality education. With more than 60 programs of study, you can transfer easily to a four-year school, prepare to enter the job market, or upgrade skills for the workplace. You can earn a two-year degree, a one-year certificate, or a career study certificate.
  • Patrick Henry Community College is a member of the Virginia Community College System and 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.