Eastern Shore Community College

Melfa, VA 23410

Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) is located in Melfa, Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Community College System. ESCC is a two-year college that occupies a 115-acre site. The school offers various associate’s degree and certificate programs. Students will also be able to take part in workforce training and continuing education programs at ESCC.ESCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The ESCC nursing program gives students the chances to become licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered nurses (RN). Students will be able to seek out LPN-to-RN advanced placement options as well. Both the practical nursing programs and the associate’s degree in nursing programs at this school are designed to provide students with the best education. Students in the ESCC nursing program have found great success on all NCLEX licensure exams. This nursing program has received the full approval of the Virginia State Board of Nursing.


Campus LocaleRemote Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 0 8
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 10
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1973 - 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, 85% of Eastern Shore 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 70% $4,389
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 55% $1,172
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $979
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


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$4,641
$30,001 to $48,000$5,072
$48,001 to $75,000$6,149
$75,001 to $110,000$4,883
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
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: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.

Eastern Shore Community College
29300 Lankford Hwy
Melfa, VA 23410

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