Southwest Virginia Community College

Southwest Virginia Community College

The Southwest Virginia Community College, also known as SVCC, is a community college located outside of Richlands, Virginia, United States. It was opened in the year 1968. The College is part of the Virginia Community College System and serves over 4,000 students. SVCC offers Associate of Arts & Science Degrees in Business Administration, Education, Management, Liberal Arts and Science. It also provides distance learning education to students all around the world.

SVCC's campus boasts of an active student life. The campus is also home to a football field and track baseball field. The college's athletic department fields numerous men's and women's sports teams.

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Contacting Southwest Virginia Community College

Southwest Virginia Community College
369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill
Richlands , VA 24641-1101
General Phone: (276) 964-2555

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling254mental and social health services
Liberal Arts129liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine78EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology57respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions
Family and Social Work18child care provider
Business and Management14business administration, accounting and related services, banking
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12occupational therapist assistant
Engineering Technician9electronics tech, industrial tech, mining tech, CAD and design
Mechanics and Repair5electrical maintenance and repair, HVAC, diesel mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Production Trades3welding, precision metal working
Office and Administration2business support services
Media2journalism courses, audiovisual tech
Photography and Commercial Art1photography
Law1legal assistant
Hospitality0hospitality management
Drama and Performing Arts0various performing arts

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7524
Associate's degree27816
Award of less than 1 academic year2481

Southwest Virginia Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwest Virginia Community College had a total enrollment of 3,716 students (2,324 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 96%
Black 2%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 20%
20-21 11%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 10%
65+ 2%

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

West Virginia2%
State unknown2%

Southwest Virginia Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 35 %

Southwest Virginia Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Richlands, 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,360
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,406
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Southwest Virginia Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 726000)

Southwest Virginia Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3825

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$75,3391*
Associate professorcalendar year10$62,1141*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*4$72,314
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year15$64,7436$74,036

*: 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 year6$70,0314$59,098
Associate professoracademic year5$59,9627$54,251
Assistant professoracademic year7$50,8512*
Instructoracademic year5$43,0866$47,399
All faculty totalacademic year23$56,14719$53,357

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

Southwest Virginia Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Banking and Financial Support Services
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
Mining Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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

Mechanics And Repair
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
Journalism, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades
Precision Metal Working, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

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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Southwest Virginia Community College Highlights

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What Sets Southwest Virginia Community College Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 8%Southwest Virginia Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Southwest Virginia Community College % students 40 years or older
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Southwest Virginia Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Southwest Virginia Community College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Southwest 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 Offers weekend classes
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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