Southside Virginia Community College

Alberta, VA 23821
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Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is located in Alberta, Virginia with the second campus being located in Keysville. There are also various off-campus sites where students will be able to seek education. SVCC was founded back in 1970 and it is a member of the Virginia Community College System. Students can seek associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas at this school. There are even online class options for those who need more flexible scheduling situations. SVCC is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The SVCC nursing program gives students an opportunity to pursue associate’s degrees in nursing or certificates in practical nursing. All nursing students will receive a comprehensive education that will allow them to provide for the needs of patients in many medical settings. SVCC has a robust nursing lab where students can hone their skills and learn. The associate’s degree in nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Both nursing programs are fully approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students3,611
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 36
Certificate 4 201
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 13
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.8%

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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, 92% of Southside Virginia 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 67% $4,424
Other Federal Grant 36% $274
State Grant & Scholarships 61% $1,754
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,319
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$8,018
$30,001 to $48,000$8,245
$48,001 to $75,000$8,456
$75,001 to $110,000$9,602
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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA 23821

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