Patrick Henry Community College

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School Overview

Patrick Henry Community College (abbreviated PHCC) is a two-year, public community college located in the city of Martinsville, Virginia. The college was established in 1962 as a division of the University of Virginia and became a stand-alone education institution in 1964 that was closely affiliated with the Virginia Community College System.

Today, PHCC is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of the Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, certificates and career studies certificates in over 90 fields of study, disciplines and professional specialties. The college also offers over 20 technical programs designed specifically to prepare students for specific jobs and occupations. Some of the disciplines taught at PHCC include business, computers, engineering technologies, legal studies, liberal arts and HVAC technologies.

In addition to a strong academic program, PHCC offers opportunities for students to get involved in several clubs and organizations. Students groups and organizations include a Drama Club, Sports Club, Student Government Association (SGA), Veterans Club, Intramurals, Motorsports Club, Nursing Students Association (NSA), Black Students Association (BSA) and Academic Success Group (ASG), among others. In all, PHCC has over 20 active student organizations on campus.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 5311

Martinsville, VA 24115-5311

(276) 656-0325

(800) 232-7997

Fax: (276) 656-0352

Contact: Graham Valentine

Admissions Counselor
Main Address

PO Box 5311

Martinsville, VA 24115

(276) 638-8777

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,948


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Business Administration/Management A
Office Clerical Services C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics 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.

Patrick Henry Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (276) 656-0200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,238
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 802 (36% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,720
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,723
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,354

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

Patrick Henry Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Patrick Henry Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 73
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Construction Trades 1
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 42
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 113
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 51
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 4715

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Patrick Henry 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 $4,720
Out-of-state $10,723
Books and supplies $1,434

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 318 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 280 69% $5,354
Student loan aid 7 2% $5,786

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,258 56% $3,534
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Patrick Henry 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 Patrick Henry 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

Patrick Henry Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,238
Undergraduate enrollment 2,238
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

Patrick Henry 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 Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*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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