Catawba Valley Community College

Tel: (8.2)832-7700
4,469 students
Public institution
The mission of Catawba Valley Community College is to empower individuals and enrich the community by providing quality education and workforce training for economic and personal development.
School Highlights:
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Catawba Valley Community College serves 4,469 students (44.24% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
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Catawba Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Catawba County, NC.
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The nearest community college is Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (15.55 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 245 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Catawba Valley 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 245 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,469 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,469 students 1,288 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 1,977 students
814 students
# Part-Time Students 2,492 students
1,024 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
7%
2%
% Hispanic
8%
7%
% Black
9%
12%
% White
73%
57%
% Two or more races
1% 2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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. 0.37 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,485 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,531 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,485 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,531 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Through the concerted efforts of concerned and united Catawba County citizens and North Carolina educational leaders, on April 3, 1958, Catawba Valley Community College was established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as the ninth school of its kind in the state. In July 1963. the General Assembly of North Carolina enacted into law G.S. 115A which provided for the establishment of the present North Carolina System of Community Colleges. On January 9, 1964, Catawba Valley Technical Institute was among the original seven institutes chartered by the Department. At that time, CVTI established its own Board of Trustees and began operation as a member of the Department of Community Colleges. Thus, it was in August 1964, that the College awarded its first Associate Degree in Applied Science. Catawba Valley Community College, located about half way between Hickory and Newton on Highways 70 and 321, is in Catawba County, North Carolina. The campus covers 120 acres and includes ten buildings for a total of 270.000 square feet of floor space. In addition, there is a college Art Center on the Startown Highway, an Education Center in downtown Newton, the Alexander County Center, Balls Creek Center, and an East Campus. CVCC offers a variety of education programs including but not limited to the following: College Transfer, Automotive Systems, Business, Criminal Justice, Engineering Technology, Environmental Life Science, Furniture Technology, Health Science, Humanities, Industrial Technologies, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Corporate & Continuing Education. CVCC offers a variety of vocational and technical education programs that can be completed in two years or less. Our College transfer programs are designed to give students the first two years of a four-year college education. A student's experience at Catawba Valley Community College does not begin and end in the classroom. Various activities, opportunities, and functions of a social and professional nature are offered by Student Government in order to provide a well rounded campus atmosphere. The College encourages participation in student organizations and activities. Programs sponsored include Fall and Spring Flings, N4C SGA conferences, co-curricular activities, NJCAA women's volleyball and NJCAA men's basketball and much more.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,443 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.