Eastern Shore Community College

29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa,
VA, 23410
Tel: (757)789-1789
999 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Eastern Shore Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Eastern Shore Community College believes that all individuals should be provided a continuing opportunity to develop and extend their skills and knowledge and to cultivate an awareness of their roles and responsibilities in society. The college is committed to providing leadership in identifying and addressing both the needs of individuals and economic needs, including workforce development needs, in Accomack and Northampton counties.
School Highlights:
Eastern Shore Community College serves 999 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 40%.
Eastern Shore Community College is the only community colleges within Accomack County, VA.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Eastern Shore 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 999 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
999 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
364 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 635 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 1%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 4%
7%
% Black 35%
12%
% White 60%
66%
% Two or more races -
2%
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. 0.52
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,654 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 48% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,440 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 282% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,654 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,440 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Eastern Shore Community College is a member of the Virginia Community College System and serves the residents of Accomack County and Northampton County as a two-year institution of higher learning. Operating under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Eastern Shore Community College Board, the college is financed primarily with state funds, supplemented by contributions from the two counties and the Eastern Shore Community College Foundation. ESCC occupies a 115-acre site on U.S. Route 13, south of Melfa on the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula. The modern facility, which is accessible to the disabled, includes classrooms, laboratories, a bookstore, a lecture hall, administrative offices, occupational trade areas, a student lounge, and a Learning Resources Center. ESCC provides many low cost high quality higher educational programs. The Associate in Applied Science degree, in several technical areas, along with the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree for students who wish to transfer to a university to complete their baccalaureate degree are available at ESCC. In addition, the college also offers certificate programs, continuing education and workforce development training to area business and industry. For prospective students who find it difficult to balance full-time jobs and family responsibilities along with college coursework, ESCC has distance education courses which allow students to earn college credit from home. Eastern Shore Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. The college provides associate degree programs approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. It is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Southern Association of Junior Colleges.

Get admissions information on Eastern Shore Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

  • Town College Mi. Students
  • No schools listed.
Recent Articles
Community College Review Diversity Report: Which Campuses are Most Diverse?
Community College Review Diversity Report: Which Campuses are Most Diverse?
What states are home to the most diverse and least diverse community colleges? In our exclusive diversity report, we analyze our data to determine how much diversity there is on community college campuses throughout the United States. In addition, learn about the benefits of attending a community college with a diverse student body.
More Accreditation Woes for California
The chancellor of the California Community College System, Bryce Harris, recently stated more than 20 community colleges in the state were at risk of losing accreditation. In the midst of problems with City College of San Francisco, some are beginning to question the credibility of the accreditors.
Washington Monthly Rates Community Colleges in 2013 Ranking
We take a look at the latest annual college rankings from Washington Monthly, which provide a list of the top community colleges in the country as well as four-year schools.