Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave

Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave

Blue Ridge Community College, also known as BRCC, is a community college situated in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Augusta County. It was established in the year 1967. BRCC is one of 23 community colleges of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). In addition to the main campus, BRCC operates satellite campuses in Harrisonburg and Fishersville, Virginia. The college offers occupational and technical associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The college also offers four-year transfer programs and distance learning programs.

BRCC's campus is home to several student clubs and organizations. Some of them are the Student Government Association, Blue Ridge Buddies Club, and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society.

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Contacting Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Community College
1 College Lane
Weyers Cave , VA 24486-0080
General Phone: (540) 234-9261

Blue Ridge Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts273liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology64veterinary assistant, health diagnostic professions, mental health services tech
Business and Management52business administration, accounting and related services
Therapy and Counseling50mental and social health services
Engineering Technician15electronics tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering related tech, CAD and design
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science
Mechanics and Repair5automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Drama and Performing Arts2various performing arts
Office and Administration0business support services

Number of programs and degrees for Blue Ridge in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree49813
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years109
Award of less than 1 academic year501

Blue Ridge Student Body

In 2007-2008, Blue Ridge had a total enrollment of 4,084 students (2,623 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 26%
20-21 22%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown3%

Blue Ridge Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 40 %

Blue Ridge Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Blue Ridge Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,449
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,901
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Blue Ridge participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 681900)

Blue Ridge Faculty

Blue Ridge has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3532

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$74,5452*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$73,0121*
Associate professoracademic year8$60,1205$62,397
Assistant professoracademic year14$55,56312$53,181
Instructoracademic year6$49,46212$45,228
All faculty totalacademic year33$58,20230$51,703

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Blue Ridge Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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Blue Ridge Highlights

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What Sets Blue Ridge Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Blue Ridge % of degrees in liberal arts
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Blue Ridge Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Blue Ridge Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Blue Ridge Number of students
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Blue Ridge % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in agricultural science and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Blue Ridge % of degrees in agricultural science and management

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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