Southwest Virginia Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,620
2022 Average Net Price
$9,444
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
2,163
47.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44%
195 Graduates

About

Southwest Virginia Community College is a higher education institution located in Tazewell County, VA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southwest Virginia Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (181 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (54 degrees), and Radiographer (16 degrees).

In 2022, 617 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Virginia Community College. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (592 degrees), 118 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Virginia Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Virginia Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,444.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending Southwest Virginia Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$4,620
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwest Virginia Community College was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Southwest Virginia Community College is $−3,492 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,444
2022 Value
8.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwest Virginia Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,444. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwest Virginia Community College grew by 8.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,800
Room and Board
$1,890
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Virginia Community College was of $4,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 41.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,890. The cost of books and supplies increased by 35% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

68% of undergraduate students at Southwest Virginia Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.94% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Southwest Virginia Community College had a total enrollment of 2,163 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Virginia Community College is 1,021 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,142. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at Southwest Virginia Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Virginia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90% White, 3.1% Black or African American, 2.54% Two or More Races, 1.62% Hispanic or Latino, 0.555% Asian, and 0.462% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwest Virginia Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.8%), followed by White Male (35.7%) and Black or African American Male (1.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Virginia Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,163 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Virginia Community College is 1,021 and the part-time enrollment is 1,142. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at Southwest Virginia Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southwest Virginia Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Southwest Virginia Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,946 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    67 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    55 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwest Virginia Community College is 90% White, 3.1% Black or African American, 2.54% Two or More Races, 1.62% Hispanic or Latino, 0.555% Asian, and 0.462% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 26 students (1.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 147 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Virginia Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest Virginia Community College is white (592 degrees awarded). There were 118 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southwest Virginia Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (181 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (54 degrees) and Radiographer (16 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Virginia Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (65 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (46 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Virginia Community College are Registered nurses (1,410,153 people), Medical & health services managers (159,767 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (144,456 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,094 people), and Pharmacists (135,749 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Virginia Community College in 2022 are Precision Production (65 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (187 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Virginia Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Southwest Virginia Community College are Precision Production (65 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (187 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Virginia Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,531,191 people), Elementary & secondary schools (404,021 people), Outpatient care centers (259,088 people), Offices of physicians (212,722 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,313 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Virginia Community College are Precision Production (65 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (187 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwest Virginia Community College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 198 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Southwest Virginia Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 198 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

235
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
382
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 235 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Virginia Community College, which is 0.615 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (382).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Virginia Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.496 times less than the 121 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 121 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Virginia Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.02 times more than the 60 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 20% of students graduating from Southwest Virginia Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwest Virginia Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    592 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Virginia Community College is white (592 degrees awarded). There were 118 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

1.94% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    368 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    224 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest Virginia Community College is white female (368 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (224 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Virginia Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.13M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−3.7%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Southwest Virginia Community College had a total salary expenditure of 28.5M. Southwest Virginia Community College employs 23 Assistant professors, 15 Instructors and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Southwest Virginia Community College are Female Assistant professor (12), Male Assistant professor (11), and Female Instructor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Virginia Community College are: Management, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

Endowment

$3.13M
2022 Endowment
6.85%
growth from 2021

Southwest Virginia Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.13M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Virginia Community College grew 6.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.08M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.48M - Federal
  2. $7.12k - State
  3. $171k - Local

As of 2022, Southwest Virginia Community College received $5.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.12k from state grants and contracts, and $171k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.3M
2022 Salaries
10.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southwest Virginia Community College paid a median of $11.3M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($28.5M) and a 10.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.3M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwest Virginia Community College paid a total of $3.3M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Virginia Community College were Assistant professor with 23 employees, Instructor with 15 employees, and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Virginia Community College were Management with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Virginia Community College was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Female Instructor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwest Virginia Community College.

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