School Highlights

Dabney S Lancaster Community College serves 1,075 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,075 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,324
  • Out-state tuition: $7,994
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 7%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Dabney S Lancaster Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 94 teachers has grown by 123% over five years.
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
94 staff
129 staff
This chart display total faculty of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and community college average number of faculty in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Dabney S Lancaster Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Dabney S Lancaster Community College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,075 students
2,086 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and community college average number of enrollment of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
17:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and community college average student staff ratio of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
363 students
843 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
712 students
1,243 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Dabney S Lancaster Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of VA.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
603 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
363 students
802 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
169 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
712 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
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Asian
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
2%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
2%
21%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
93%
52%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the percentage of White community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the percentage of Hawaiian community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dabney S Lancaster Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.13
0.66
This chart display the diversity score of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the community college average diversity score of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
38%
38%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.19%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,600
$29,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of VA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,324 is less than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 27% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,994 is less than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has declined by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,324
$3,736
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,994
$8,977
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
85%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,484
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Dabney S Lancaster Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in VA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college known for teaching excellence, quality support services and responsiveness to business and industry training needs. In September 1964, students were admitted for the first time to the Clifton-Forge-Covington Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In the first two years, this branch college offered programs available at the parent institution, as well as a certificate program in secretarial science. In 1965, a pre-college foundation program was added. This was expanded into the general community college program in 1966. Beginning with the summer quarter in 1967, all programs of this community college came under the control of the Virginia State Board for Community College. The College itself was renamed Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, honoring the prominent Virginia educator and long-time resident of the College's service area. DSLCC offers over 40 programs in academic, professional, and technical areas, as well as continuing education, workforce training, seminars, and more. Flexible scheduling, off-campus offerings, and distance learning options make higher education convenient and affordable. Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts and Sciences (A.A.& S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dabney S Lancaster Community College cost?

Dabney S Lancaster Community College's tuition is approximately $3,324 for In-State students and $7,994 for Out-State students.

What is Dabney S Lancaster Community College's ranking?

Dabney S Lancaster Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Virginia for: Least expensive tuition.

Recent Articles

Calling All Entrepreneurs! How Community Colleges Can Help You Start Your Business
Calling All Entrepreneurs! How Community Colleges Can Help You Start Your Business
Learn about the courses and resources available at your community college that can help you start the business of your dreams.
Community College Degrees for Midlife Career Changers
Community College Degrees for Midlife Career Changers
Learn about some of the most popular midlife career changers that you can launch with a community college degree.
ChatGPT: A Powerful Tool With Many Uses
ChatGPT: A Powerful Tool With Many Uses
When your database is the entire Internet, you can answer just about any question lightning-fast. Here are some suggestions for using ChatGTP in your college studies.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,075 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,324
  • Out-state tuition: $7,994
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 7%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,561 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Virginia is American National University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

Quick Links