Patrick Henry Community College

Patrick Henry Community College

Patrick Henry Community College, popularly known as PHCC, is a public, two-year community college located in Martinsville, Virginia. It was established in the year 1962 as a two-year branch of the University of Virginia's School of General Studies. PHCC is part of the Virginia Community College System. PHCC offers over 30 associate degree programs, more than 10 certificate programs, and over 40 career studies certificate programs in diverse areas.

PHCC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. PHCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The athletes participate in men's baseball, women's softball, men's basketball, women's basketball, wrestling, and cheerleading. Their official mascot is the Sentinel.

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Contacting Patrick Henry Community College

Patrick Henry Community College
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville , VA 24112-5311
General Phone: (276) 656-0311

Patrick Henry Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling104mental and social health services, massage therapy
Liberal Arts89liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Office and Administration21business support services
Engineering Technician16engineering technology, industrial tech, industrial production tech, CAD and design
Business and Management13business administration, accounting and related services
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Family and Social Work8child care provider
Mechanics and Repair7industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Medical Support and Technology5health diagnostic professions
Education and Teaching5teacher aide
Production Trades3welding, precision metal working
Design0design and visual communication
Law0legal assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Patrick Henry Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree20013
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years6816
Award of less than 1 academic year971

Patrick Henry Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Patrick Henry Community College had a total enrollment of 2,948 students (1,844 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 22%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 17%
18-19 19%
20-21 12%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 12%
50-64 8%
65+ 1%

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

North Carolina1%
State unknown1%

Patrick Henry Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 42 %

Patrick Henry Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Martinsville, 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.

Patrick Henry Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,444
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,261
Books and supplies $ 926

Financial Aid:
Patrick Henry Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 375100)

Patrick Henry Community College Faculty

Patrick Henry Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1925

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: 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 year3$59,3274$64,080
Associate professoracademic year8$57,29914$55,287
Assistant professoracademic year5$53,7374$51,039
Instructoracademic year4$46,5892*
All faculty totalacademic year20$54,57124$55,055

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

Patrick Henry Community College 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

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Production Trades
Precision Metal Working, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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

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Patrick Henry Community College Highlights

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What Sets Patrick Henry Community College Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Patrick Henry Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Patrick Henry Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Patrick Henry Community College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Patrick Henry Community College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in education and teaching
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Patrick Henry Community College % of degrees in education and teaching
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Patrick Henry Community College Female % of student body
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Patrick Henry Community College % of degrees in engineering technician

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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