Southside Virginia Community College

Tel: (888)222-7822
5,740 students
Public institution
Established in 1970, SVCC is one of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The Christanna Campus near Alberta and the John H. Daniel Campus near Keysville serve ten counties and one city - the largest community college service region in the state. In 1985, SVCC opened its Campus Without Walls in Emporia-Greensville, now named the Robert C. Wrenn Center.
School Highlights
Southside Virginia Community College serves 5,740 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 46%.
Southside Virginia Community College is the only community colleges within Brunswick County, VA.
The nearest community college is Halifax Community College (33.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 143 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
College Southside Virginia 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 143 staff
61 staff
Southside Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,740 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,740 students 1,315 students
Southside Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
22:1
Southside Virginia Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,802 students
815 students
Southside Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,938 students
1,061 students
Southside Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southside Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Southside Virginia Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
20%
Southside Virginia Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
38%
15%
Southside Virginia Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
55%
49%
Southside Virginia Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Southside Virginia Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Southside Virginia Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Southside Virginia Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.55 0.70
Southside Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,975 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,813 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,975 $5,590
Southside Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,813 $10,086
Southside Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
89%
Southside Virginia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southside Virginia Community College, a comprehensive community college, has been providing quality education to the people of Southside Virginia for over 27 years through a wide range of post-secondary programs which includes university parallel, technical, vocational and community service programs. Recognized throughout the Commonwealth for the leadership it has provided in the development of innovative programs, the college takes pride in its community-based education approach to meeting the needs of service area constituents. Southside Virginia Community College is a comprehensive institution of higher education, offering programs of instruction generally extending not more than two years beyond high school. The college offers Occupational-Technical education, Associate in Applied Science degree and University Parallel/College Transfer Education. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees. SVCC is approved by the State Department of Education for payment of veteran's benefits. The college is supported by local, state and federal funds.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,143 per year for in-state students and $9,350 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,335 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 87%. 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.