Patrick Henry Community College

645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112-0000
Tel: (276)656-0311
School Highlights
  • Patrick Henry Community College serves 2,853 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 37:1.
  • 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 is Rockingham Community College (25.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Patrick Henry 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 Faculty90 staff45 staff
Patrick Henry Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,853 has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment2,853 students1,577 students
Patrick Henry Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:137:1
Patrick Henry Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,437 students717 students
Patrick Henry Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,416 students860 students
Patrick Henry Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Patrick Henry Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Patrick Henry Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Patrick Henry Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Patrick Henry Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Patrick Henry Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Patrick Henry Community College More (2011-2016)
Patrick Henry Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.440.62
Patrick Henry Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Patrick Henry Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,900$29,600
Patrick Henry Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,163 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,003 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,163$4,711
Patrick Henry Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,003$10,146
Patrick Henry Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%78%
Patrick Henry Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,500
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. 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.
  • Patrick Henry offers 15 associates degree programs, with an additional 20 specializations available within those degree options; 12 certificate programs and more than 40 career certificate programs. The college also delivers a variety of nontraditional programs such as customized workforce development training, industrial certifications, literacy/ESL classes, developmental and personal enrichment courses. Patrick Henry hosts the Piedmont Governor's School and Old Dominion University's TeleTechNet, which offers 18 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs through distance learning.
  • Situated on 137 acres, Patrick Henry is located approximately 3 miles north of the City of Martinsville. The college has off-campus sites consisting of a workforce development center in Stuart and Martinsville, the Artisans Center in Martinsville and the Virginia Motorsports Training Center at Arrington Manufacturing in Henry County. PHCC is the perfect choice for affordable, quality education. With more than 60 programs of study, you can transfer easily to a four-year school, prepare to enter the job market, or upgrade skills for the workplace. You can earn a two-year degree, a one-year certificate, or a career study certificate.
  • 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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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,996 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.