Patrick Henry Community College

Martinsville, VA 24112
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Patrick Henry Community College is one of the twenty-four public 2-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in a rural area, in Martinsville.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,263 students attend the school. Every year 38% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Patrick Henry's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,253, and fees were $355. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,551 and $985 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,263
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs

The programs accept applications twice a year with priority given to the best qualified applicants who are also residents of the college service area. Applicants who are not accepted in an application period are able to reapply in the next period.

Admission Requirements:

  • Apply and be accepted by the college
  • Complete application for the nursing program
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Official transcripts for all secondary level course work and college level coursework (if applicable)
  • Complete Compass Test
  • Complete pre-requisite math and science courses
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for all college level course work including general education prerequisites
  • Pre-Nursing Admission Exam (HESI or equivalent)

Students accepted in to the program are required to submit to mandatory criminal background check and drug screening.

LPNs who have graduated from an accredited school and hold a current unencumbered license are eligible to be considered for advanced placement.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 0 0
Associate's degree 6 37
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 21
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 87.9%
  • NCLEX-RN: 86%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1992 - 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, 82% of Patrick Henry 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% $4,416
Other Federal Grant 9% $751
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $2,298
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 2% $5,944


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$4,354
$30,001 to $48,000$4,604
$48,001 to $75,000$5,479
$75,001 to $110,000$5,715
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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
Patrick Henry Community College
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112

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