Central Virginia Community College

Tel: (434)832-7600
5,461 students
Public institution
Central Virginia Community College, a two-year institution established as a member of the Virginia Community College System, provides State-supported educational facilities beyond the high school level for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. The curricula and programs of the College serve more than 228,000 people within this geographical jurisdiction.
School Highlights:
Central Virginia Community College serves 5,461 students (27% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Central Virginia Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Lynchburg City County, VA.
The nearest community college is Miller-Motte Technical College-Lynchburg (2.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Central Virginia 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

Student Body

The student population of 5,461 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,461 students
1,287 students
Central Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,494 students
832 students
Central Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,967 students
1,021 students
Central Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Central Virginia Community College sch enrollment Central Virginia Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Central Virginia Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Central Virginia Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
12%
12%
Central Virginia Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
83%
66%
Central Virginia Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Central Virginia Community College More (2010-2012)
Central Virginia Community College sch ethnicity Central Virginia Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.30 0.45
Central Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,885 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,648 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,885 $5,917
Central Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,648 $10,050
Central Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Early in 1965, a local committee was formed to investigate the needs and feasibility of a community college for the Central Virginia region; and in July, 1966, the State Board for Community Colleges selected Central Virginia as a community college location to serve the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. The site selected, where Central Virginia Community College presently stands, was approved by the State and Local Boards because of its geographic center to the service area's population and accessibility to all major highways in the area. With academic excellence its aim in all areas, the College offers various programs to meet the diverse needs of the region it serves. Its two-year college transfer programs in arts and sciences and in certain pre-professional areas lead to associate degrees and offer courses generally acceptable for transfer to four-year institutions. Its occupational and technical programs lead to diplomas, certificates, or associate of applied science degrees and are designed to prepare individuals for certain professions. Its other programs, including developmental work, special training for industry, and community service, offer instruction commensurate with the needs of individuals, groups or the area at large.

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