Catawba Valley Community College: Review & Facts

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Catawba Valley Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 4,575 students enrolled. This school is one of the 2 colleges and schools located in Hickory, North Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
45
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Catawba Valley Community College.

CVCC follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 45 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Management, Medical, Criminal Justice, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
69%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Catawba Valley Community College is relatively low at 69% (close to North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Catawba Valley Community College is very low: 16%.

Student to faculty ratio at Catawba Valley Community College is pretty decent, 15:1. Find out more details about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,700
Low
Average tuition charges are low - around $7,500 per year. The additional fees at Catawba Valley Community College not covered by tuition are roughly $200; this comes to a total of $7,700 per year.

Read the details about Catawba Valley Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Catawba Valley Community College might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Catawba Valley Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (828) 327-7000 or check Catawba Valley Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Catawba Valley Community College offers a distance education program and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Catawba Valley Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Currently there is no on-campus housing at Catawba Valley Community College.

Based on the college crime data, Catawba Valley Community College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Catawba Valley Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Catawba Valley Community College, 2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699, USA
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