Blue Ridge Community College
Blue Ridge Community College is one of the twenty-four public 2-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in a rural area, in Weyers Cave.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,200 students attend the school. Every year 31% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
BRCC's in-state tuition for the 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|
|Number of Students4,200|
|Student to Faculty Ratio21:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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.
- 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|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$142/credit|
|In State Students||$142/credit|
|Out of State Students||$318/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||1%||$722|
|State Grant & Scholarships||26%||$984|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||11%||$1,531|
|Federal Student Loans||13%||$5,039|
$7,970Average Net Price
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|
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- Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia
- Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award
- American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship
- Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship
- Genevieve Saran Richmond Award
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- July 23, 2019
Program: Blue Ridge Community College RN nursing program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.