Blue Ridge Community College

Weyers Cave, VA 24486

Located in Weyers Cave, Virginia, Blue Ridge Community College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of Virginia Community College System that operates 10 campuses in Weyers Cave, Lynchburg, Clifton Forge, Danville, Melfa, Locust Grove, Richmond, Chester, Middletown, Big Stone Gap.

Blue Ridge Community College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Blue Ridge Community College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $4,133 and fees $999. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,431 and $1,599 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleRural: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

  • ADN

    The program is conditionally approved by the State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

    The program is offered in a combination of classroom theoretical instruction and clinical practice experience opportunities in a range of healthcare facilities.

    Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to become licensed Registered Nurses.  

    Students who are not directly accepted into the clinical part of the nursing program will be enrolled in the pre-nursing curriculum affording those intending to be admitted to the nursing program a chance to complete as many of the general education courses and pre-requisites for the clinical section.  

    Admission to the clinical part of the nursing program is competitive with students required to apply separately. LPNs entering the program are admitted in May while students with no nursing program enter the program in August. Priority is given to qualified residents from the Blue Ridge service area.

    Admission Requirements:

    • High School diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    • Pre-requisite courses completed with a minimum of a ‘C’ grades
    • Scores on the Nursing entrance examination

    LPN’s applying for admission to the clinical component are required to present all the requirements of the regular admission criteria as well as an unencumbered current LPN license for the state of Virginia.

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 60

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Blue Ridge Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College
31.08 miles away
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
54.95 miles away
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
59.18 miles away
Germanna Community College
63.12 miles away
Lord Fairfax Community College
63.55 miles away
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
85.43 miles away
Centura College - Richmond Westend
90.13 miles away
Virginia Western Community College
91 miles away
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
91.29 miles away
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
94.48 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
02/01/1996 - Current

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost (Net Price)

$8,038

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,080
30k to 48k$7,241
48k to 75k$9,233
75k to 110k$11,979
Over 110k$12,313
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

49%

Recipients

$3,132

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

37%

Recipients

$3,195

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

15%

Recipients

$5,316

Average Amount

Student Population

4,131

Undergrads

0

Graduates

2,407

Women

1,724

Men

32%

Full-time

68%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
79%
Hispanic
9%
Black/African American
5%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
2%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

Applicants must be daughters, sons grandsons, etc of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the american legion.

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first [...]

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Applicants must be daughters, sons, grandsons, etc. of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be in their senior year or graduates [...]

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited [...]

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.


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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing
Blue Ridge Community College
1 College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
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