Patrick Henry Community College

Tel: (276)656-0311
3,100 students
Public institution

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School Highlights:
Patrick Henry Community College serves 3,100 students (54% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Patrick Henry Community College is the only community colleges within Martinsville City County, VA.
The nearest community college is Rockingham Community College (25.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Patrick Henry Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,100 students
1,303 students
Patrick Henry Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,683 students
836 students
Patrick Henry Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,417 students
1,046 students
Patrick Henry Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Patrick Henry Community College sch enrollment Patrick Henry Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Patrick Henry Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Patrick Henry Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
22%
12%
Patrick Henry Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
74%
67%
Patrick Henry Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Patrick Henry Community College More (2010-2012)
Patrick Henry Community College sch ethnicity Patrick Henry 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. 0.40 0.45
Patrick Henry Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,805 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,568 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,805 $5,940
Patrick Henry Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,568 $10,072
Patrick Henry Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $5,802 per year for in-state students and $10,450 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,075 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 75%. 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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.