Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC)

29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA

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Eastern Shore Community College, located in Melfa, Virginia, is one of the 23 community colleges that comprise the Virginia Community College System. The college's service area consists of the Accomack and Northampton Counties. Eastern Shore Community College is fully accredited and dedicated to provide the best education possible for residents of its service area, updating programs, facilities and services as needed to ensure student needs are met.

Eastern Shore Community College offers students a variety of programs, allowing them to choose the path that best suits a student's goals. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree, followed by applying for transfer to four year institutions in order to continue their studies and earn their degree.

Career training programs allow individuals to receive an education in an industry or field with the intention of seeking long term employment upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Eastern Shore Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual interested in enrolling to do so by submitting an application and paying associated fees. Students should provide transcripts and standardized test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam. Students are also asked to participate in orientation and to meet with a counselor prior to registration.

Financial aid is awarded based on need as determined by the information provided by the student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and is offered in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
    • Out-of-State: $9,300-$11,180
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $130-$160 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $310-$370 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$5,222

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Eastern Shore Community College may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares ESCC against community colleges in Virginia.

 ESCCAccomack CountyVirginia
Graduation Rate26.4%-25.0%
Transfer-out Rate13.6%-12.0%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Eastern Shore Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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