Catawba Valley Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

2550 Highway 70 SE

Hickory, NC 28602

(828) 327-7000

Fax: (828) 327-7276

Contact: Laurie Wegner

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2550 Highway 70 SE

Hickory, NC 28602

(828) 327-7000

Total undergrads: 4,709

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 943

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,740


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing, emergency medical science, surgical technology, respiratory care, health information technology, dental hygiene, speech-language pathology assistant, advertising and graphic design, electroneurodiagnostic technology, polysomnography, radiography.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticulture Science A,C
Turf Management A

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural Technology A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Customer Service Management A
E-Commerce A,C
Management Information Systems A,C
Office Management A,C
Operations Management A
Real Estate A

Communications Technologies

Photographic/Film Technology A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Information Sciences/Systems A
Information Technology A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A

Construction Trades

Electrician C


Early Childhood Education A,C


Industrial Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Computer Engineering A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Electromechanical Technologies A
Mechanical Engineering Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Health Services – General A,C
Medical Office Administration A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,C
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C

Precision Production Trades

Furniture DesignManufacturing A,C
Machine Shop Technology C
Upholstery C
Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Cyber crime technology A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Forensic Technologies A
Police Science C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Catawba Valley Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (828) 327-7000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-0699
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,693
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,230 (48% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,347
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,723
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 70%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,233

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Catawba Valley Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Catawba Valley Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 74
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 55
Construction Trades 2
Education 11
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 45
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 59
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 44
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 41
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 32
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 4338

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Catawba Valley Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,347
Out-of-state $7,723
Books and supplies $1,850

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 407 70%
Grant or scholarship aid 403 69% $6,233
Student loan aid 9 2% $4,189

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,893 83% $6,453
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Catawba Valley Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Catawba Valley Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Catawba Valley Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,693
Undergraduate enrollment 4,693
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Catawba Valley Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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