Eastern Shore Community College

  • 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 839 students (27% 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 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Eastern Shore Community College is the only community colleges within Accomack County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Eastern Shore Community College is Rappahannock Community College (47.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Eastern Shore Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty28 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Eastern Shore Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Eastern Shore Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment839 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:136:1
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# Full-Time Students228 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students611 students860 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
4%
8%
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% Black
32%
22%
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% White
60%
57%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.540.62
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College Completion Rate
21%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,000$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,145 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,185 is more than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,145$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,185$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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