Dabney S Lancaster Community College

Tel: (540)863-2800
School Highlights
  • Dabney S Lancaster Community College serves 1,257 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Dabney S Lancaster Community College is the only community colleges within Alleghany County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Skyline College-Roanoke (34.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Dabney S Lancaster Community College (VA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 42 staff 38 staff
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,257 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,257 students 1,443 students
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 36:1
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 410 students 596 students
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 847 students 847 students
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Dabney S Lancaster Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
8%
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
22%
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
91%
57%
Dabney S Lancaster Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Dabney S Lancaster Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Dabney S Lancaster Community 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. 0.17 0.62
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
28%
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Dabney S Lancaster Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $29,600 -
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,324 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,994 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,324 $4,711
Dabney S Lancaster Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,994 $10,146
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87% 87%
Dabney S Lancaster Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,400 -
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 -
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,378 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia 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 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.