Blue Ridge Community College Overview
Located in Weyers Cave, Virginia, Blue Ridge Community College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.
What Is Blue Ridge Community College Known For?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at BRCC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 37% of the faculty were full-time.
Blue Ridge Community College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
BRCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Where Is Blue Ridge Community College?
Contact details for BRCC are given below.
|Address:||1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, VA 24486-0080|
How Do I Get Into BRCC?
You can apply to BRCC online at: https://www.apply.vccs.edu/Home/Sign_In/Logon.aspx
Can I Afford Blue Ridge Community College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BRCC, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $4,246 a year. That adds up to $16,984 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at BRCC is 16.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Blue Ridge Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,212 full-time undergraduates at BRCC, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Blue Ridge Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||42|
|Hispanic or Latino||176|
Online Learning at Blue Ridge Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at BRCC has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of BRCC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Blue Ridge Community College was 3.5%. This is the #1,783 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BRCC regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at BRCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at BRCC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Vehicle Maintenance & Repair||#7|
|Mechanic & Repair Technologies||#18|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Blue Ridge Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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