Virginia Highlands Community College, located in beautifully mountainous Abingdon, Virginia, enrolls approximately 3,200 students each year into their many programs of study.
VHCC offers the opportunity for students to earn an associate’s degree in many different areas, including: arts, education, business, information technology, science and horticulture, engineering, and industrial technology. VHCC also offers various career studies certificates, including: nurse’s aide certification, pharmacy technician certification, and business management. These certificates allow local businesses and employees to help augment their current knowledge of their already existing job field.
Virginia Highlands Community College is a fully accredited part of the VCCS system and subsequently has an agreement with all Virginia state colleges which allows students automatic acceptance when they have completed their associate’s degree.
Those who need additional financial assistance to attend VHCC may qualify for their Tobacco Scholarship Assistance Program which is geared toward students whose heritages lies with the many tobacco farmers of southern and western Virginia.
The cost to attend Virginia Highlands Community College is $127.00 per credit hour for in-state residents. Those who reside out of state can attend VHCC for $319.00 per credit hour. Those who live within a 30-mile radius, but across the state line, can attend VHCC for $143.00 per credit hour.
If you would like to apply at Virginia Highlands Community College, or would like more information on the many associate’s degree programs and career certificates offered there, click here to access VHCC’s official website.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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||91%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||80%||$4,613|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$3,757|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Virginia Highlands Community College may offer student services like:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Virginia, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1976)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs 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 Virginia Highlands 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
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Virginia Highlands Community College.
- Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville, TN (27 miles away)
- Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, VA (31 miles away)
- Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, VA (45 miles away)
- Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, VA (52 miles away)
- Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, NC (54 miles away)