Virginia Highlands Community College: Review & Facts

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Virginia Highlands Community College is a small two-year, public school with 2,365 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1967 and is one of the 2 schools and colleges located in Abingdon, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
34
Fair
Virginia Highlands Community College will give you the option to earn a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

VHCC implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 34 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Medical, Nursing, Medical Assistant, and Electrical and Electronics. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
57%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Virginia Highlands Community College is low at 57% (way below Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Virginia Highlands Community College is very low - 26%. Approximately 6% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Virginia Highlands Community College is reasonably decent - 20:1. Read more details about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$10,300
Medium
Average tuition price is close to the nationwide median - $9,400 a year. The additional fees at Virginia Highlands Community College not covered by tuition are nearly $900; which comes to $10,300 per academic year.

Read the details about Virginia Highlands 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
This college will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Virginia Highlands Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (276) 739-2400 or check Virginia Highlands Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Virginia Highlands Community College provides a distance learning option and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Virginia Highlands 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
Unfortunately, there is no on-campus housing at Virginia Highlands Community College.

Based on the college crime data, Virginia Highlands Community College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Virginia Highlands Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Virginia Highlands Community College, 100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, Virginia 24212-0828, USA
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