New River Community College

  • New River Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning operating under a state-wide system of community colleges. The college serves those who live in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, Montgomery, and the city of Radford.
School Highlights
  • New River Community College serves 4,585 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • New River Community College is the only community colleges within Pulaski County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to New River Community College is Wytheville Community College (23.2 miles away).

Top Placements

New River Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
New River 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 Faculty96 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of New River Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The New River Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,585 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio48:136:1
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# Full-Time Students1,870 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students2,715 students860 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
1%
8%
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% Black
5%
22%
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% White
88%
57%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.220.62
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College Completion Rate
19%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,200$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,325 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,995 is less than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,325$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,995$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1959 New River Community College began offering vocational/technical courses as a vocational/technical school to residents in the New River Valley. It is one of five colleges which developed from existing vocational/ technical schools into community colleges under 1966 General Assembly legislation which formed the Virginia Community College System. The college continued the occupational/technical programs in Machine Shop, Drafting and Design, Auto Mechanics, Practical Nursing, Industrial Electricity, Electronics, Instrumentation, Clerk Typing, and Stenography.Programs leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, Business Management and Secretarial Science were added in the fall term of 1970. Degree programs designed for transfer to four-year colleges were also offered at that time. These included the Associate of Arts Degree program in Liberal Arts and the Associate in Science Degree programs in Science, Education, Business Administration, and General Studies. The college is located on a one-hundred acre site at the intersection of U.S. Routes 11 and 100 in Dublin, Virginia. The campus provides modern, well-equipped facilities for the vocational/technical programs as well as for university- parallel programs. The facilities contain labs for Administrative Support Technology, Accounting, Automotive, Drafting and Design, Electronics, Electricity, Fiber Optics, Forensic Science, Information Systems Technology, Instrumentation, Machine Shop, Natural Science classes, Network Design and Installation, Nursing, Programmable Logic Controllers, and Welding. New River Community College offers programs two years beyond the high school level. The college offers Occupational/Technical Education, University parallel/College transfer Education, General education, Continuing education, Customized training programs, Developmental courses NRCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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