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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||67%||$4,478|
|Receiving Student Loans||20%||$4,135|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
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
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
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.
- Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, VA (23 miles away)
- Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, VA (41 miles away)
- Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, VA (52 miles away)
- Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, VA (61 miles away)
- Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC (71 miles away)