New River Community College

Dublin, VA 24084
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New River Community College is one of the twenty-four public 2-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in Dublin town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,626 students attend the school. Every year 30% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

New River Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,253, and fees were $332. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,551 and $962 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Town
Number of Students4,626
Student to Faculty Ratio33:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Applicants to the program are admitted in August. Applicants to the program are advised to apply early as enrollment is limited. The deadline for complete applications is the 15th of March, and the 1st of Math for applicants wishing to take the TEAS at New River.

Admission Requirements

  • College application
  • Nursing program application
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Attendance at general information session
  • Pre-requisite science courses completed before the 15th of March
  • Scores for placement test for Math, writing and reading comprehension
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • TEAS scores

Applicants accepted into the program will be required to submit to a criminal background check and urine drug screening as a pre-requisite to taking part in clinical components. Students will also be required to complete and submit a health form including all required immunizations, submit proof of current CPR certification for Health Care providers from the American Heart Association or Professional Rescuers from the Red Cross. The college also advises that students carry insurance covering malpractice and accidents.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 34
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 14
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 82.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1972 - 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, 76% of New River 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 50% $4,365
Other Federal Grant 9% $467
State Grant & Scholarships 48% $1,262
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $1,520
Federal Student Loans 15% $4,318
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$5,534
$30,001 to $48,000$5,684
$48,001 to $75,000$7,373
$75,001 to $110,000$10,694
Over $110,000$11,720

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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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
New River Community College
5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084

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