Catawba Valley Community College

Hickory, NC 28602
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Catawba Valley Community College is one of the sixty public 2-year colleges in North Carolina. The campus is located in an urban area, in Hickory.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,827 students attend the school. Every year 28% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Catawba Valley Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,432, and fees were $153. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,576 and $153 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,827
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 30
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.6%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1992 - Current

Admission

100%

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$76/credit
In State Students$76/credit
Out of State Students$268/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 $3,420 $3,420 $12,060
ADN 70 $5,320 $5,320 $18,760
BSN 125 $9,500 $9,500 $33,500
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, 74% of Catawba Valley 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 56% $4,796
Other Federal Grant 18% $232
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $1,778
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $920
Federal Student Loans 9% $4,271
Private Loans -- --

$8,583

Average Net Price
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$7,785
$30,001 to $48,000$8,179
$48,001 to $75,000$8,778
$75,001 to $110,000$11,525
Over $110,000$12,762

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Student Population

4,827

Undergrads

0

Graduates

2,732

Women

2,095

Men

36%

Full-time

64%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
69%
Hispanic
11%
Asian
8%
Black/African American
7%
Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.

Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
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