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.


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

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. 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.

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


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



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


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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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $138.00 $314.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

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American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

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Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

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Data source: (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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