Central Virginia Community College

Central Virginia Community College

Central Virginia Community College was established in the year 1966. This 2-year public college is a part of the Virginia Community College System. The campus is located in Lynchburg, Virginia, and offers enrollment to more than 4,000 students every year. CVCC has 3 academic divisions under it. These include the:

  • Business & Allied Health
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Science, Math & Engineering

In addition to the main campus in Lynchburg, CVCC also has off-campus sites in:

  • Altavista
  • Appomattox
  • Bedford

Through these academic divisions, the college offers more than 20 associate degree programs in subjects like accounting, architecture, arts, business management & administration, cosmetology, engineering technology, English, mental health, music, religion and telecommunications management. In addition, CVCC offers distance learning and career oriented programs.

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Contacting Central Virginia Community College

Central Virginia Community College
3506 Wards Rd
Lynchburg , VA 24502-2498
General Phone: (434) 832-7600

Central Virginia Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts154liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Therapy and Counseling91mental and social health services
Medical Support and Technology38respiratory care tech, radiographer, medical lab tech
Business and Management28business, business administration, accounting and related services
Engineering Technician25engineering technology, industrial tech
Office and Administration20business support services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine13EMT paramedic
Design13design and visual communication
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and administration
Mechanics and Repair8industrial electronics tech
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Production Trades5precision metal working
Family and Social Work4child care provider
Construction Trades3electrician
Law1legal assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Central Virginia Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree30616
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years258
Award of less than 1 academic year871

Central Virginia Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Virginia Community College had a total enrollment of 4,926 students (2,466 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 15%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 19%
18-19 22%
20-21 13%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown2%

Central Virginia Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 36 %

Central Virginia Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lynchburg, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Central Virginia Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,315
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,266
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Central Virginia Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 498800)

Central Virginia Community College Faculty

Central Virginia Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3227

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*4$57,113

*: 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 year9$66,7205$59,429
Associate professoracademic year11$58,2577$58,780
Assistant professoracademic year9$51,6245$47,464
Instructoracademic year4$44,5676$47,611
All faculty totalacademic year33$57,09723$53,547

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

Central Virginia Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Design and Visual Communications, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Production Trades
Precision Metal Working, 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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What Sets Central Virginia Community College Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 10%Central Virginia Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 12%Central Virginia Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
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Top 15%Central Virginia Community College Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 16%Central Virginia Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Central Virginia Community College % of degrees in engineering technician

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
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
checked Has ROTC (army)

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