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Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC)

100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA

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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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$4,613
Receiving Student Loans1%$3,757
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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.

 VHCCWashington CountyVirginia
Graduation Rate24.5%-25.0%
Transfer-out Rate11.4%-12.0%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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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 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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

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 Virginia Highlands Community College.

Contact Information

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Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
91%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,652