Centura College-Chesapeake

School Highlights
  • Centura College-Chesapeake serves 131 students (56% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Centura College-Chesapeake is one of 3 community colleges within Chesapeake City County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Centura College-Chesapeake is Everest College-Chesapeake (1.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Centura College-Chesapeake(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty9 staff45 staff
Centura College-Chesapeake Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Centura College-Chesapeake has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Centura College-Chesapeake diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment131 students1,577 students
Centura College-Chesapeake Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:136:1
Centura College-Chesapeake Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students74 students717 students
Centura College-Chesapeake Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students57 students860 students
Centura College-Chesapeake Part-Time Students (2012-2016)
Centura College-Chesapeake Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
--
Centura College-Chesapeake American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
1%
6%
Centura College-Chesapeake Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
8%
Centura College-Chesapeake Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
65%
22%
Centura College-Chesapeake Black (2007-2016)
% White
22%
57%
Centura College-Chesapeake White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
6%
2%
Centura College-Chesapeake More (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Centura College-Chesapeake Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.62
Centura College-Chesapeake Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
29%
30%
Centura College-Chesapeake Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,200$29,400
Centura College-Chesapeake Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,887 is more than the state average of $14,297. The private state tuition has grown by 45% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,887$14,297
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%78%
Centura College-Chesapeake % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$10,502
Centura College-Chesapeake Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
Centura College-Chesapeake Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everest College-Chesapeake
    Private, for profit
    671 students | 1.70 Mi825 Greenbrier Circle Suite 100
    Chesapeake VA  23320
    (757)361-3900
    1.70671
  • 236 students | 2.40 Mi2211 S Military Hwy
    Chesapeake VA  23320
    (757)363-2121
    2.40236
  • 717 students | 5.80 Mi5700 Southern Blvd Ste 100
    Virginia Beach VA  23462
    (757)490-1241
    5.80717
  • Fortis College-Norfolk
    Private, for profit
    315 students | 5.90 Mi6300 Center Dr Bldg 22
    Norfolk VA  23502
    (757)499-5447
    5.90315
  • ECPI University
    Private, for profit
    12,068 students | 6.00 Mi5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300
    Virginia Beach VA  23462
    (757)490-9090
    6.0012,068
Recent Articles
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.
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.