Chester Career College

  • The mission of Chester Career College is to provide educational career programs which prepare students to succeed in selected professions. Students at Chester Career College are provided the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills; self-discipline and confidence; a professional attitude; and the ability to meet employer expectations in order to enter and advance in the job market.¬†Providing a quality educational experience to each individual student is a priority at Chester Career College. The needs of the students remain in the forefront of the daily activities of each employee. The management of this school requires and expects that quality and prompt service will be provided to each student on a consistent basis.
School Highlights
  • Chester Career College serves 205 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Chester Career College is one of 7 community colleges within Chesterfield County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Fortis College-Richmond (0.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Chester Career College (VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 13 staff 38 staff
Chester Career College Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 6 11

Student Body

  • The student population of 205 has declined by 49% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 205 students 1,443 students
Chester Career College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 36:1
Chester Career College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 205 students 596 students
Chester Career College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Chester Career College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Chester Career College Asian (2012-2013)
% Black
Chester Career College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Chester Career College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Chester Career College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.46 0.62
Chester Career College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Chester Career College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,400 $29,600
Chester Career College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91% 87%
Chester Career College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $13,884 $11,000
Chester Career College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,819 $5,500
Chester Career College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 100% 84%
Chester Career College Percent Admitted (2012-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis College-Richmond
    Pivate, for profit
    491 students | 0.50 Mi2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A
    Richmond VA  23230
  • 11,861 students | 3.80 Mi1651 E Parham Road
    Richmond VA  23228
  • 167 students | 6.30 Mi7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond VA  23235
  • 569 students | 6.70 Mi300 Gateway Centre Pky
    Richmond VA  23235
  • ECPI University
    Pivate, for profit
    11,735 students | 7.30 Mi800 Moorefield Pk Dr
    Richmond VA  23236
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Did You Know?
Chesterfield County, VA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Chesterfield County, VA is ECPI University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.