Southwest Virginia Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box SVCC

Richlands, VA 24641-1101

(276) 964-7238

(800) 822-7822

Fax: (276) 964-7716



Contact: Jim Farris

Director of Admissions and Counseling
Main Address

PO Box SVCC

Richlands, VA 24641

(276) 964-2555

www.sw.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,984

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 727

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,494

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

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

Education

Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A

Engineering

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
Website:sw.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action?utm_source=sw-edu&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=apply-now
Address:369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Richlands, VA 24641-1101
Setting:41
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,481
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,038 (42% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$4,463
Out-of-state Tuition:$10,361
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,883

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southwest Virginia Community College Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services43
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Construction Trades2
Engineering1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields43
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences21
Health Professions and Related Programs125
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service31
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Precision Production3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total4215

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences21
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Grand total56

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,463
Out-of-state$10,361
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid41995%
Grant or scholarship aid41995%$4,883
Student loan aid00%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,58162%$3,940
Federal student loans00%$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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment2,481
Undergraduate enrollment2,481
Graduate enrollment0

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 (Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
    • 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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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