• 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 - Weyers Cave serves 3,462 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,462 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,794
  • Out-state tuition: $10,632
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 237 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Blue Ridge Community College - Weyers Cave
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
237 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Blue Ridge Community College - Weyers Cave has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Blue Ridge Community College - Weyers Cave diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,462 students
2,050 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,054 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,408 students
1,243 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
226 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,054 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
169 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,408 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
20 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
1%
7%
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% Hispanic
11%
12%
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% Black
4%
21%
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% White
80%
52%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.35
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.04%
2.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.19%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,000
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,794 is more than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,632 is more than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,794
$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,632
$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
71%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,801
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,462 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,794
  • Out-state tuition: $10,632
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,561 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Virginia is American National University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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