Rappahannock Community College

Glenns, VA 23149
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Rappahannock Community College is one of the 24 public 2-year colleges in Virginia. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Glenns. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 36% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Rappahannock Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $4,253, and fees were $455. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,551 and $1,085 respectively.


Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs Offered

The ADN program at Rappahannock offers a 2 year curriculum culminating in the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Official Transcripts
  • College placement test in math, writing and reading
  • Complete pre-requisite science or math courses
  • College placement tests in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • A cumulative GPA or 2.5 or higher
  • Proof of IT competency
  • Pre-entrance examination for nursing (applicants who have completed a four year degree are exempt)

Applications for the nursing program are processed in the spring prior to the fall of intended enrollment.

Applicants admitted to the program are expected to attend a mandatory orientation session in the summer before the fall of intended enrollment.

Physical and dental exams including all required immunizations need to be completed before enrollment. Students are required to possess current CPR certification as well as submit to drug screening and criminal background check.

Students enrolling in clinical components are required to arrange for malpractice insurance.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 2 108
Associate's degree 4 40
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 37
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.6%
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2013 - 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, 75% of Rappahannock 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 55% $4,093
Other Federal Grant 5% $700
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $1,764
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 34% $1,877
Federal Student Loans -- --
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$5,874
$30,001 to $48,000$5,538
$48,001 to $75,000$7,315
$75,001 to $110,000$9,744
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
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.

Rappahannock Community College
12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149

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