Dabney S Lancaster Community College

Tel: (540)863-2800
1,344 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Dabney S Lancaster Community College serves 1,344 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Dabney S Lancaster Community College is the only community colleges within Alleghany County, VA.
The nearest community college is Skyline College-Roanoke (34.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts 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 45 staff
59 staff
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,344 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,344 students
1,266 students
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
21:1
Dabney S Lancaster Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
430 students
810 students
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 914 students
1,017 students
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
% Black
5%
12%
% White
89%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Dabney S Lancaster Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Dabney S Lancaster 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. 0.13 0.53
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,180 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,850 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,180 $5,742
Dabney S Lancaster Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,850 $10,260
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college known for teaching excellence, quality support services and responsiveness to business and industry training needs. In September 1964, students were admitted for the first time to the Clifton-Forge-Covington Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In the first two years, this branch college offered programs available at the parent institution, as well as a certificate program in secretarial science. In 1965, a pre-college foundation program was added. This was expanded into the general community college program in 1966. Beginning with the summer quarter in 1967, all programs of this community college came under the control of the Virginia State Board for Community College. The College itself was renamed Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, honoring the prominent Virginia educator and long-time resident of the College's service area. DSLCC offers over 40 programs in academic, professional, and technical areas, as well as continuing education, workforce training, seminars, and more. Flexible scheduling, off-campus offerings, and distance learning options make higher education convenient and affordable. Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts and Sciences (A.A.& S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees.

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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 84%. 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.