Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Phenix City, AL 36869
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Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) is one of many proud 2-year colleges that can be found in Alabama. This is a small college that is located in the rural town of Phenix City. Those who are seeking a more intimate learning environment will enjoy its smaller class sizes and potential for hands-on learning. This college was founded in 1973 and it only offers undergraduate programs. The campus size is approximately 80 acres, and it has 9 buildings along with athletic fields. There is no on-campus housing for students, so off-site housing arrangements will have to be made.

Nursing programs that are offered at this institution include LPN, ADN, and LPN to ADN. This is a diverse college with an open admission policy. It will allow students to earn 2-year degrees and is a fully accredited university in affiliation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The school also has several specific nursing accreditations which add prestige to the program. With a student to faculty ratio of 16:1, this school is a great option for those who wish to receive more personal attention during their education. There are many extracurricular activities that the students will be able to participate in, and the school has a reputation for being a good place to receive a robust education.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students1,424
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 39
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1981 - 07/09/2009
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2012 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2012 - 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$119/credit
In State Students$119/credit
Out of State Students$238/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 $5,355 $5,355 $10,710
ADN 70 $8,330 $8,330 $16,660
BSN 125 $14,875 $14,875 $29,750
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, 92% of Chattahoochee 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 64% $4,679
Other Federal Grant 3% $570
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $525
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 54% $4,466
Federal Student Loans 15% $5,226
Private Loans -- --


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$769
$30,001 to $48,000--
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
2602 College Drive
Phenix City, AL 36869

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