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 2,266 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.

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's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty90 staff69 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Patrick Henry Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The Patrick Henry Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,266 students2,366 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:131:1
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# Full-Time Students1,183 students861 students
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# Part-Time Students1,083 students1,505 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
21%
22%
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% White
65%
50%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.530.68
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College Completion Rate
38%
34%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,900$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $154 is less than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $351 is less than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$154$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees$351$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%80%
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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: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Patrick Henry Community College is Rockingham Community College (24.5 miles away).
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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 $15,399 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.