• 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 2,050 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,050 students
  • In-state tuition: $154
  • Out-state tuition: $351
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 222 teachers has grown by 146% over five years.
Patrick Henry 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
222 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Patrick Henry Community College has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Patrick Henry Community College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,050 students
2,050 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,026 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,024 students
1,243 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
161 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,026 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
169 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,024 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
7%
12%
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% Black
17%
21%
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% White
71%
52%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.46
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.12%
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)
$25,900
$29,600
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Tuition 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 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%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Softball, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Patrick Henry Community College cost?

Patrick Henry Community College's tuition is approximately $154 for In-State students and $351 for Out-State students.

What sports does Patrick Henry Community College offer?

Patrick Henry Community College offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Softball and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,050 students
  • In-state tuition: $154
  • Out-state tuition: $351
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Verified school update

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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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