Central Virginia Community College

Tel: (434)832-7600
  • Central Virginia Community College, a two-year institution established as a member of the Virginia Community College System, provides State-supported educational facilities beyond the high school level for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. The curricula and programs of the College serve more than 228,000 people within this geographical jurisdiction.
School Highlights
  • Central Virginia Community College serves 4,519 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Central Virginia Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Lynchburg City County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Miller-Motte Technical College-Lynchburg (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Central Virginia 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 Faculty133 staff45 staff
Central Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,519 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,519 students1,577 students
Central Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:136:1
Central Virginia Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,513 students717 students
Central Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,006 students860 students
Central Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Central Virginia Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
Central Virginia Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Central Virginia Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Central Virginia Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Central Virginia Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Central Virginia Community College More (2011-2016)
Central Virginia Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.300.62
Central Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Central Virginia Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,400$29,600
Central Virginia Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,248 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,068 is more than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,248$4,550
Central Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,068$9,760
Central Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%78%
Central Virginia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,100$11,000
Central Virginia Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2013-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
Central Virginia Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Early in 1965, a local committee was formed to investigate the needs and feasibility of a community college for the Central Virginia region; and in July, 1966, the State Board for Community Colleges selected Central Virginia as a community college location to serve the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. The site selected, where Central Virginia Community College presently stands, was approved by the State and Local Boards because of its geographic center to the service area's population and accessibility to all major highways in the area. With academic excellence its aim in all areas, the College offers various programs to meet the diverse needs of the region it serves. Its two-year college transfer programs in arts and sciences and in certain pre-professional areas lead to associate degrees and offer courses generally acceptable for transfer to four-year institutions. Its occupational and technical programs lead to diplomas, certificates, or associate of applied science degrees and are designed to prepare individuals for certain professions. Its other programs, including developmental work, special training for industry, and community service, offer instruction commensurate with the needs of individuals, groups or the area at large.

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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.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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.