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New River Community College (NRCC)

5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA

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New River Community College, located in Dublin, Virginia, was founded in 1959 as the New River Vocational-Technical School. The school became one of the 23 schools that comprise the Virginia Community College System in 1966, and changed its name in 1969 and built its new campus in Dublin that same year.

Today the school has over 5000 students enrolled annually, and the Dublin Campus is fully equipped to provide education and training to the residents of the area, IN addition the school maintains an off campus site at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg to allow even more coverage and access for residents.

Academics

New River Community College offers a large selection of programs to choose from, allowing students to follow the academic or career path that best fits their needs. Academic programs facilitate transfer by fulfilling course requirements of the first two years of a four year education.

Once completed, the student will apply for transfer to a college or university, completing the final two years and obtaining a bachelor's degree.  Students applying to Virginia public institutions will have ease of transfer through agreements that guarantee admission if certain academic prerequisites are met.

Transfer to out of state or private schools will require the student to requirements of the individual school to be considered for admission, and as a result should consult a counselor and research his or her desired schools prior to applying.

Career training programs prepare students for long term careers in a given area of study. Students will be able to enter the work force as professional upon completion of a program, which typically includes study in theory, practice, application and methodology. A programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree and allows graduates to seek work at the entry level.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admissions to New River Community College are accomplished through submission of a completed application and payment of all fees prior to the start of classes. This is due to the school's open enrollment policy that guarantees admission for any student that meets the minimum enrollment requirements.

Student are also asked to supply previous transcripts and standardized test scores if available, the information from which may be used to substitute the required placement exam. A visit to a counselor and participation in new student orientation are also encouraged.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the financial aid office to construct a aid plan that is based on the student's need and aid program eligibility. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. 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 Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships67%$4,478
Receiving Student Loans20%$4,135

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, New River Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

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 New River Community College against community colleges in Virginia.

 NRCCPulaski CountyVirginia
Graduation Rate24.1%-25.0%
Transfer-out Rate11.9%-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 New River 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

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to New River Community College.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
78%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
29:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
24

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,346