Blue Ridge Community College

  • Blue Ridge Community College operates within the Virginia Community College System to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of the Central Shenandoah Valley, ensuring that all individuals have life-long opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills, and values. The College offers programs and courses of instruction through the associate degree level.
School Highlights
  • Blue Ridge Community College serves 4,388 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Blue Ridge Community College is the only community colleges within Augusta County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Blue Ridge Community College is Piedmont Virginia Community College (31.2 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Blue Ridge Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty135 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Blue Ridge Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Blue Ridge Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,388 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:136:1
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# Full-Time Students1,680 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students2,708 students860 students
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
4%
8%
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% Black
3%
22%
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% White
88%
57%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.220.62
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College Completion Rate
28%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,794 is more than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,632 is more than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,794$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,632$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,612$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge Community College has served the residents of the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for over 30 years. Its comprehensive program of instruction includes associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in occupational/technical and college/university transfer programs. The College also provides non-credit workforce training and special interest classes for individuals, business, and industry. As a comprehensive institution of higher education, Blue Ridge offers diverse programs of instruction generally extending not more than two years of full-time study. We offer a variety of academic programs including occupational technical training as well transfer programs. The college offer courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities to help save you time and money. Blue Ridge Community College 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 $4,550 per year for in-state students and $9,760 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,297 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.