Dabney S Lancaster Community College

Clifton Forge, VA 24422
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Dabney S Lancaster Community College is one of the twenty-four public 2-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in a rural area, in Clifton Forge.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,260 students attend the school. Every year 34% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Dabney S Lancaster Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,253, and fees were $360. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,551 and $990 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students1,260
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

The Dabney S Lancaster Community College Nursing program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Pre-requisite courses with a ‘C’ grade or higher
  • Transcripts for all college level coursework if applicable or high school transcripts
  • Nursing Program Application Form
  • Nursing Entrance Exam
  • Placement Test Scores

Students will be accepted into the program on a ranking system according to the prerequisite courses completed and GPA. Students who meet the requirements for admission are required to complete the health assessment including tuberculin test and immunization series. Students accepted to the program will need to submit to drug screening after nursing orientation.

Students will need to show proof of CPR certification for health care providers and criminal background check if required.

Applications for admission into the nursing program are accepted on the first Monday of January for enrollment in the fall semester. Applications will be accepted until the class quota is filled.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 22
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1990 - 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, 89% of Dabney S Lancaster 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 58% $4,130
Other Federal Grant 15% $274
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $1,375
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 35% $1,629
Federal Student Loans 25% $3,664
Private Loans 1% $5,000


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$4,621
$30,001 to $48,000$5,322
$48,001 to $75,000$6,780
$75,001 to $110,000$9,063
Over $110,000$10,557

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

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