Vance-Granville Community College

200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27537
Tel: (252)492-2061
4,097 students
Public institution
School Highlights
  • Vance-Granville Community College serves 4,097 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Vance-Granville Community College is the only community colleges within Vance County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Louisburg College (18.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 159 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
Vance-Granville Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 159 staff 122 staff
Vance-Granville Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,097 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,097 students 2,069 students
Vance-Granville Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 20:1
Vance-Granville Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,512 students 967 students
Vance-Granville Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 2,585 students 1,306 students
Vance-Granville Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Vance-Granville Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Vance-Granville Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
Vance-Granville Community College Asian (2008-2015)
% Hispanic
Vance-Granville Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Vance-Granville Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Vance-Granville Community College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Vance-Granville Community College More (2014-2015)
% Unknown races
Vance-Granville Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC 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. 0.63 0.55
Vance-Granville Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,766 is less than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,374 is less than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,766 $2,281
Vance-Granville Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,374 $8,425
Vance-Granville Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84% 79%
Vance-Granville Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Golf, VolleyballBasketball, Golf,
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Vance-Granville Community College was chartered in 1969 as Vance County Technical Institute by the North Carolina General Assembly. The college began by offering technical, vocational and continuing education courses to residents of Vance County. In 1972, Vance and Granville counties pooled their resources to support a $2 million bond referendum for a larger, more permanent facility to educate their citizens. The result was the construction and subsequent opening of the new Vance-Granville Community College campus in 1976 on an 83-acre tract in Vance County, midway between Henderson and Oxford. The Main Campus of Vance-Granville Community College is located midway between Oxford and Henderson on an 83-acre tract of land off Interstate 85. The majority of classes are taught on Main Campus, but a number of students attend classes also at South Campus between Butner and Creedmoor, Franklin Campus in Louisburg, and Warren Campus in Warrenton. Today, the main campus, picturesque with a lake and attractive landscaping, boasts eight permanent buildings that include a student services complex, civic center and daycare unit. Along with administrative and faculty offices, auditorium, student lounge and learning resources center, these facilities provide 36 classrooms, 10 shops and 20 labs in which students may train in 35-plus curriculum programs, as well as extension, economic development, continuing education, and small business classes. Its total value is approximately $24.3 million. Vance-Granville offers more than 35 degree, diploma, and certificate programs to prepare students for further education or to enter work directly after graduation. Most programs are available in day or evening and on a full-time or part-time basis. VGCC's also offers prrograms in Continuing Education, Occupational Extension and Workforce Development. Vance-Granville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Vance-Granville Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, North Carolina Community College System and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Louisburg College
    Private, non-profit
    701 students | 18.60 Mi501 N. Main St.
    Louisburg NC  27549
  • 400 students | 26.70 Mi3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
    Raleigh NC  27614
  • 1,475 students | 28.40 Mi1715 College Dr
    Roxboro NC  27573
  • 5,035 students | 32.70 Mi1637 Lawson Street
    Durham NC  27703
  • 375 students | 34.40 Mi3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151
    Raleigh NC  27604
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,281 per year for in-state students and $8,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,944 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.