Catawba Valley Community College

2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory
NC, 28602-0699
Tel: (828)327-7000
3,990 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:
Catawba Valley Community College serves 3,990 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Catawba Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Catawba County, NC.
The nearest community college is Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (15.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Catawba Valley 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 3,990 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,990 students
1,273 students
# Full-Time Students
1,896 students
829 students
Catawba Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,094 students
1,017 students
Catawba Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 9%
2%
Catawba Valley Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 5%
7%
% Black 8%
12%
% White 78%
66%
Catawba Valley Community College White (2006-2012)
% 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. 0.37 0.45
Catawba Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,381 is less than the state average of $5,961. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,439 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,381 $5,961
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,439 $10,075
Catawba Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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