Southside Virginia Community College

Southside Virginia Community College

Southside Virginia Community College is one of the 23 schools in the Virginia Community College System. It was founded in 1970. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

SVCC operates two main campuses, the Christanna Campus and the Daniel Campus. It also operates several off-site campuses and offers an array of online courses to its students. SVCC's athletics department fields a large number of sports teams for both men and women.

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Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Dr
Alberta , VA 23821
General Phone: (888) 220-7822

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling345mental and social health services
Liberal Arts176liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine87EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and administration, fire-fighting
Business and Management26business administration
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science
Office and Administration19business support services
Mechanics and Repair16industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, motorcycle mechanic
Construction Trades7electrician
Engineering Technician5electronics tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech, CAD and design
Medical Support and Technology2health diagnostic professions
Transportation0ground transportation

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10818
Associate's degree32812
Award of less than 1 academic year3011

Southside Virginia Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southside Virginia Community College had a total enrollment of 5,255 students (3,188 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 39%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 30%
18-19 19%
20-21 9%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown2%

Southside Virginia Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 39 %

Southside Virginia Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Alberta, 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,660
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,914
Books and supplies $ 1,040

Financial Aid:
Southside Virginia Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 866100)

Southside Virginia Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3741

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
Instructorcalendar year5$63,9553$54,223
All faculty totalcalendar year8$65,9609$74,381

*: 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$67,7991*
Associate professoracademic year9$61,9679$59,158
Assistant professoracademic year8$52,73715$53,047
Instructoracademic year7$49,6347$46,821
All faculty totalacademic year29$57,44932$53,677

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

Southside Virginia Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

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

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

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair 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

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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

Ground Transportation, Other

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Southside Virginia Community College Highlights

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What Sets Southside Virginia Community College Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 7%Southside Virginia Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 13%Southside Virginia Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 14%Southside Virginia Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 15%Southside Virginia Community College Number of students

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 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

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