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.
- The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Blue Ridge Community College||(VA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||135 staff||45 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,388 students||1,577 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||33:1||36:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,680 students||717 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,708 students||860 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,000||$29,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Blue Ridge Community College is Piedmont Virginia Community College (31.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 5,554 students | 31.20 Mi501 College Drive
Charlottesville,  VA  22902
- 487 students | 54.90 Mi316 Eastern Drive
Moorefield,  WV  26836
- 1,257 students | 59.30 Mi1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge,  VA  24422
- 7,282 students | 63.30 Mi2130 Germanna Hwy
Locust Grove,  VA  22508
- 6,996 students | 63.60 Mi173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown,  VA  22645
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.