• Eastern Shore Community College believes that all individuals should be provided a continuing opportunity to develop and extend their skills and knowledge and to cultivate an awareness of their roles and responsibilities in society. The college is committed to providing leadership in identifying and addressing both the needs of individuals and economic needs, including workforce development needs, in Accomack and Northampton counties.

School Highlights

Eastern Shore Community College serves 677 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 677 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,145
  • Out-state tuition: $10,185
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 64%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 135% over five years.
Eastern Shore 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
66 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Eastern Shore Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Eastern Shore Community College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
677 students
2,050 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
211 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
466 students
1,243 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
374 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
211 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
169 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
466 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
20 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% Asian
1%
7%
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% Hispanic
12%
12%
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% Black
47%
21%
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% White
36%
52%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.44%
2.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.19%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,000
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,145 is more than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,185 is more than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,145
$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,185
$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Eastern Shore Community College is a member of the Virginia Community College System and serves the residents of Accomack County and Northampton County as a two-year institution of higher learning. Operating under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Eastern Shore Community College Board, the college is financed primarily with state funds, supplemented by contributions from the two counties and the Eastern Shore Community College Foundation. ESCC occupies a 115-acre site on U.S. Route 13, south of Melfa on the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula. The modern facility, which is accessible to the disabled, includes classrooms, laboratories, a bookstore, a lecture hall, administrative offices, occupational trade areas, a student lounge, and a Learning Resources Center. ESCC provides many low cost high quality higher educational programs. The Associate in Applied Science degree, in several technical areas, along with the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree for students who wish to transfer to a university to complete their baccalaureate degree are available at ESCC. In addition, the college also offers certificate programs, continuing education and workforce development training to area business and industry. For prospective students who find it difficult to balance full-time jobs and family responsibilities along with college coursework, ESCC has distance education courses which allow students to earn college credit from home. Eastern Shore Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. The college provides associate degree programs approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. It is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Southern Association of Junior Colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Eastern Shore Community College cost?

Eastern Shore Community College's tuition is approximately $4,145 for In-State students and $10,185 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 677 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,145
  • Out-state tuition: $10,185
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 64%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 $15,561 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 higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Virginia is American National University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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