Southwest Virginia Community College

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General Information

Admission Office


Richlands, VA 24641-1101

(276) 964-7238

(800) 822-7822

Fax: (276) 964-7716

Contact: Jim Farris

Director of Admissions and Counseling
Main Address


Richlands, VA 24641

(276) 964-2555

Total undergrads: 3,984

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 727

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,494


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for engineering and health programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry C
Photography C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Business/Managerial Economics A
Hospitality Administration/Management C
Real Estate C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism C
Journalism C
Publishing C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C


Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A


Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Computer Hardware C
Computer Software A,C
Engineering Technology – General A
Hazardous Materials Information Systems C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration C
Industrial Safety C
Mining A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Electrocardiograph Technology C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Aide C
Health Services – General A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Occupational Therapy Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology C
Diesel Mechanics C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Fire Science/Firefighting C
Police Science A,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.

Southwest Virginia Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (276) 964-2555
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,338
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 834 (36% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,703
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,706
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,694

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

Southwest Virginia Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southwest Virginia Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 63
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Construction Trades 2
Engineering 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 64
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 146
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 31
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Precision Production 6
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 5917

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southwest Virginia 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 $4,703
Out-of-state $10,706
Books and supplies $1,350

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 331 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 331 97% $5,694
Student loan aid 0 0% $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,512 64% $4,407
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southwest Virginia 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 Southwest Virginia 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

Southwest Virginia Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,338
Undergraduate enrollment 2,338
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

Southwest Virginia 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 Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • 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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