Centura College-Newport News

616 Denbigh Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23608
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings

School Highlights

Centura College-Newport News serves 195 students (72% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 195 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,887
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Centura College-Newport News ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Centura College-Newport News
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
30 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Centura College-Newport News has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The Centura College-Newport News diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
195 students
2,063 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
141 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
54 students
1,220 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
237 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
141 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
101 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
54 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
20 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
5%
12%
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% Black
47%
20%
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% White
17%
52%
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% Hawaiian
2%
n/a
% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
15%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.72
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
100%
38%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,200
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $15,887 is more than the state average of $15,590. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$15,887
$15,590
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,581
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Centura College-Newport News cost?
Centura College-Newport News's private state tuition is approximately $15,887.
What is Centura College-Newport News's ranking?
Centura College-Newport News ranks among the top 20% of community college in Virginia for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Highest completion rates.
In what neighborhood is Centura College-Newport News located?
Centura College-Newport News is located in the Central Newport News neighborhood of Newport News, VA.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 195 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,887
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,748 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,590 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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