Blue Ridge Community College

Weyers Cave, VA 24486

Blue Ridge Community College is one of the 24 public 2-year colleges in Virginia. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Weyers Cave. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 31% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

BRCC's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $4,253, and fees were $999. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,551 and $1,629 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 63
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 75.4%

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30.99 miles away
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90.04 miles away
Virginia Western Community College
91.03 miles away
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
91.17 miles away
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
94.35 miles away
Allegany College of Maryland
95.45 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
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$142/credit
In State Students$142/credit
Out of State Students$318/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,390 $6,390 $14,310
ADN 70 $9,940 $9,940 $22,260
BSN 125 $17,750 $17,750 $39,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of Blue Ridge Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $4,243
Other Federal Grant 1% $722
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $984
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $1,531
Federal Student Loans 13% $5,039
Private Loans -- $8,168


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,397
$30,001 to $48,000$7,504
$48,001 to $75,000$8,952
$75,001 to $110,000$11,309
Over $110,000$12,499

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Student Population













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

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 of ...

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 nursing ...

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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.

Blue Ridge Community College
1 College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486

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