Central Virginia Community College

Tel: (434)832-7600
4,906 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 4,906 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% 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 142 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Central Virginia Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates 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 142 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,906 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,906 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
1,399 students
816 students
# Part-Time Students 3,507 students
1,024 students
Central Virginia Community College sch enrollment Central Virginia Community College sta enrollment
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
% Black
15%
12%
% White
75%
57%
% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,564 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,762 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,564 $5,940
Central Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,762 $10,047
Central Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 74%
89%
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,698 per year for in-state students and $9,315 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,228 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.