Dabney S Lancaster Community College

School Highlights

Dabney S Lancaster Community College serves 981 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.

Top Placements

Dabney S Lancaster Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Dabney S Lancaster Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty42 staff69 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dabney S Lancaster Community College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Dabney S Lancaster Community College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 70% over five years.
Total Enrollment981 students2,366 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:131:1
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# Full-Time Students405 students861 students
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# Part-Time Students576 students1,505 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
2%
10%
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% Black
4%
22%
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% White
84%
50%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
4%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.290.68
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College Completion Rate
34%
34%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,600$29,400
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,324 is less than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 23% 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 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,324$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,994$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,094$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,840$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Dabney S Lancaster Community College is American National University (36.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • American National University
    American National University Photo - ESL Students take cultural immersion trip to Pennsylvania.
    Private for-profit
    1,072 students | 36.60 Mi1813 East Main Street
    Salem VA  24153
    (540) 986-1800
    36.601,072
  • 6,827 students | 39.50 Mi3094 Colonial Ave
    Roanoke VA  24015
    (540) 857-8922
    39.506,827
  • 4,047 students | 48.10 Mi3506 Wards Rd
    Lynchburg VA  24502
    (434) 832-7600
    48.104,047
  • 4,099 students | 59.40 Mi1 College Lane
    Weyers Cave VA  24486
    (540) 234-9261
    59.404,099
  • 4,419 students | 67.20 Mi5251 College Drive
    Dublin VA  24084
    (540) 674-3600
    67.204,419
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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 $15,399 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 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.