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Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College is an Associate's college with 4437 students located in Weyers Cave, VA.

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Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 4,437
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 37% Full Time / 63% Part Time
Geography 98% In State / 2% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 50% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 83%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: box 80 weyers cave, va 24486-9989 (540) 453-2287 (540) 453-2437 mary wayland dean of academic support services learning center remedial instruction tutoring study skills assistance writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling minority students services placement services for graduates veteran's counselor women's services economically disadvantaged students services adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: arboretum, fine arts center
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program cross-registration double major dual enrollment of high school students honors program independent study internships teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (59%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (11%), Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other (7%), Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant (6%), Biological and Physical Sciences (3%), Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician (2%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

Any instructional program in business and administration not listed above.

Associates

Any instructional program in mental and social health services and allied professions not listed above.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of veterinarians, laboratory animal specialists, and zoological professionals, to provide patient management, care, and clinical procedures assistance as well as owner communication. Includes instruction in animal nursing care, animal health and nutrition, animal handling, clinical pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, dental prophylaxis, surgical assisting, clinical laboratory procedures, office administration skills, patient and owner management, and applicable standards and regulations.

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.

Associates

A program that is either a general synthesis of one or more of the biological and physical sciences, or a specialization which draws from the biological and physical sciences.

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Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Associates

A general program that focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems. Such programs are undifferentiated as to title and content and are not to be confused with specific programs in computer science, information science, or related support services.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Computer Systems Analysts
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Database Administrators
Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of electrical, electronics and communication engineers. Includes instruction in electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing, systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance, instrument calibration, and report preparation.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of industrial engineers and managers. Includes instruction in optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications, and report and presentation preparation.

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Industrial Engineering Technicians
Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all aircraft components other than engines, propellers, avionics, and instruments. Includes instruction in layout and fabrication of sheet metal, fabric, wood, and other materials into structural members, parts, and fittings, and replacement of damaged or worn parts such as control cables and hydraulic units.

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Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

Administration & Faculty

President John A. Downey
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 75
Student : Faculty Ratio 18 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 45 : 54
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $8,012 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $7,189
$30K-$48K $7,787
$48K-$75K $10,343
$75K-$110K $12,233
$110K+ $12,233

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $3,675, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $3,675 Same as On-Campus
Fees $909 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $6,600
Books $1,300 $1,300
Total (before financial aid) $5,884 $12,484

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,973 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,449 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $6,600
Books $1,300 $1,300
Total (before financial aid) $11,722 $18,322

Students Receiving Aid

57% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 25% $4,930
Federal Scholarships/Grants 50% $4,046
Institutional Grants 14% $1,271
Other Loans 1% $3,740
Pell Grants 50% $4,046
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 19% $1,650
Student Loans 25% $5,052

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.brcc.edu/financial_aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.vawizard.org/vccs/finaidawardestimator.action.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

2% of students graduated on time.

25% of students graduated in six years.

66% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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