Virginia Highlands Community College

100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA 24212-0828
Tel: (276)739-2400
2,751 students
Public institution
Virginia Highlands Community College promotes lifelong learning by providing quality, affordable higher education including workforce training programs that enable community members to succeed in today�s world.
School Highlights:
Virginia Highlands Community College serves 2,751 students (42% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Virginia Highlands Community College is the only community colleges within Washington County, VA.
The nearest community college is Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College (12.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Virginia Highlands 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 2,751 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,751 students
1,303 students
Virginia Highlands Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,152 students
836 students
Virginia Highlands Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,599 students
1,046 students
Virginia Highlands Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Virginia Highlands Community College sch enrollment Virginia Highlands Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Virginia Highlands Community College Asian (2008-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Virginia Highlands Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Virginia Highlands Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
96%
67%
Virginia Highlands Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Virginia Highlands Community College More (2010-2011)
Virginia Highlands Community College sch ethnicity Virginia Highlands 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. 0.08 0.45
Virginia Highlands Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,810 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,573 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,810 $5,940
Virginia Highlands Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,573 $10,072
Virginia Highlands Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Virginia Highlands Community College was established on November 30, 1967 by action of the State Board for Community Colleges, and assigned a service region of Washington County, the western portion of Smyth County, and the city of Bristol, Virginia. Today it is one of 23 community colleges within the Virginia Community College System. During its first academic year, 1969-1970, VHCC began delivering the occupational-technical programs that formerly were offered by the Washington County Technical School. More than 300 students enrolled in the first Virginia Highlands classes, which were offered at night in the technical school's facilities. The College moved to its permanent 100-acre campus during the summer of 1970 and, in response to the community's needs, expanded its course offerings to include both occupational-technical programs and baccalaureate-transfer programs. The college buildings are located on a 100 acre campus occupied for the first time in the 1970 summer session. These modern buildings include laboratories, shops, classrooms, offices and a library. In the fall of 1986 the college opened a new 40,000 square feet Learning Resources Center/Business Technologies Building which added dramatically to the educational services available to the region. In the summer of 1994, students, faculty, staff, and administration began using a new 22,000 square feet Occupational\Technical Center building. There are labs for the air conditioning, heating, general engineering technologies and police science curricula plus a number of offices for faculty and administrators. Virginia Highlands Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • BristolSoutheast Culinary & Hospitality College
    Private for-profit
    100 Piedmont Ave
    BristolVA24201
    ((27)6)5-91-5699
    Private for-profit
    12.4 mi | 50 students                      
  • BlountvilleNortheast State Community College
    Public
    2425 Hwy 75
    BlountvilleTN37617
    ((42)3)3-23-3191
    Public
    26.8 mi | 6446 students                      
  • RichlandsSouthwest Virginia Community College
    Public
    369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill
    RichlandsVA24641
    ((27)6)9-64-2555
    Public
    29.6 mi | 2950 students                      
  • Big Stone GapMountain Empire Community College
    Public
    3441 Mountain Empire Road
    Big Stone GapVA24219
    ((27)6)5-23-2400
    Public
    43.4 mi | 3070 students                      
  • Spruce PineMayland Community College
    Public
    200 Mayland Drive
    Spruce PineNC28777
    ((82)8)7-66-1273
    Public
    52.9 mi | 1294 students                      
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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.