Centura College-Norfolk

School Highlights
  • Centura College-Norfolk serves 226 students (63% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Centura College-Norfolk is one of 4 community colleges within Norfolk City County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Centura College-Norfolk is Johnson & Wales University-Norfolk (2.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Centura College-Norfolk places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Centura College-Norfolk(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 Faculty12 staff45 staff
Centura College-Norfolk Total Faculty (2008-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Centura College-Norfolk has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Centura College-Norfolk diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment226 students1,577 students
Centura College-Norfolk Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:136:1
Centura College-Norfolk Student Staff Ratio (2008-2016)
# Full-Time Students143 students717 students
Centura College-Norfolk Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students83 students860 students
Centura College-Norfolk Part-Time Students (2012-2016)
Centura College-Norfolk Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Centura College-Norfolk Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Centura College-Norfolk Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Centura College-Norfolk Black (2007-2016)
% White
Centura College-Norfolk White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Centura College-Norfolk More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Centura College-Norfolk Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.62
Centura College-Norfolk Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Centura College-Norfolk Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,200$29,400
Centura College-Norfolk Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $16,337 is more than the state average of $14,297. The private state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$16,337$14,297
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid55%78%
Centura College-Norfolk % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$10,502
Centura College-Norfolk Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
Centura College-Norfolk Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

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    Norfolk VA  23502
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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.