Rappahannock Community College

12745 College Drive
Saluda, VA 23149-2616
Tel: (804)758-6700
School Highlights
  • Rappahannock Community College serves 3,569 students (22% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Rappahannock Community College is the only community colleges within Middlesex County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Centura College-Newport News (30.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
Rappahannock 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 Faculty69 staff45 staff
Rappahannock Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,569 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,569 students1,577 students
Rappahannock Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio52:137:1
Rappahannock Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students802 students717 students
Rappahannock Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,767 students860 students
Rappahannock Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rappahannock Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Rappahannock Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
Rappahannock Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Rappahannock Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Rappahannock Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Rappahannock Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Rappahannock Community College Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Two or more races
Rappahannock Community College More (2011-2016)
Rappahannock 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.0.450.62
Rappahannock Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Rappahannock Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,700$29,600
Rappahannock Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,401 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,071 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,401$4,711
Rappahannock Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,071$10,146
Rappahannock Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%78%
Rappahannock 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

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Centura College-Newport News
    Private, for profit
    211 students | 30.00 Mi616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News VA  23608
  • Everest College-Newport News
    Private, for profit
    433 students | 34.40 Mi803 Diligence Drive
    Newport News VA  23606
  • 10,436 students | 36.40 Mi99 Thomas Nelson Drive
    Hampton VA  23666
  • 9,875 students | 45.70 Mi13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
    Chester VA  23831
  • 11,861 students | 46.90 Mi1651 E Parham Road
    Henrico VA  23228
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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.