Patrick Henry Community College

  • Patrick Henry offers many associate degree programs, certificate programs, and career studies programs, which include a variety of nontraditional programs such as industry-recognized certifications, developmental and transitional programs, and personal enrichment courses.
School Highlights
  • Patrick Henry Community College serves 2,900 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Patrick Henry Community College is the only community colleges within Martinsville City County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Patrick Henry Community College is Rockingham Community College (25.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Patrick Henry Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty90 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Patrick Henry Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Patrick Henry Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,900 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:136:1
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# Full-Time Students1,437 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students1,416 students860 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
2%
8%
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% Black
24%
22%
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% White
71%
57%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.440.62
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College Completion Rate
29%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,900$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $154 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has declined by 95% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $351 is less than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$154$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$351$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Golf,
Intramural Sports Only, Softball,
Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1962 as a two-year branch of the University of Virginia's School of General Studies, Patrick Henry became an autonomous two year college of the university two years later. There are 23 community colleges in Virginia. In 1971, the college became a part of the Virginia Community College System. Serving Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County, and the southern portion of Franklin County.
  • Campus buildings: Learning Resource Center (LRC) completed spring of 1971, and the college became part of the Virginia Community College System on July 1, 1971. 
  • Patrick Henry Community College is a member of the Virginia Community College System and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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