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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?

1,039 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at BRCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 37% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Blue Ridge Community College?

Location of Blue Ridge Community College

Contact details for BRCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, VA 24486-0080
Phone: 540-234-9261

How Do I Get Into BRCC?

You can apply to BRCC online at:

Blue Ridge Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Blue Ridge Community College?

15% Take Out Loans
16.0% Loan Default Rate

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

1,212 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,834 undergraduate students at BRCC, with 1,212 being full-time and 2,622 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BRCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,212 full-time undergraduates at BRCC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BRCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Blue Ridge Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BRCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 176
White 879
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 72

Online Learning at Blue Ridge Community College

492 Took All Classes Online
1,531 Took At Least One Class Online
3.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,531 students took at least one online class at the school.

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 274 245 519
Nursing 59 55 0 114
Business Administration & Management 57 23 0 80
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 26 25 0 51
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 11 11 21 43
Biological & Physical Science 0 40 0 40
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 32 0 0 32
Allied Health Professions 0 0 25 25
Criminal Justice & Corrections 7 16 0 23
Electronics Engineering Technology 11 9 0 20
Computer Information Systems 8 9 0 17
Mental & Social Health Services 1 15 0 16
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 13 0 0 13
Industrial Production Technology 0 12 0 12
Business Support & Assistant Services 9 0 0 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9 0 0 9
Design & Applied Arts 5 0 0 5
Human Development & Family Studies 3 0 0 3
General Visual & Performing Arts 3 0 0 3
Accounting 0 2 0 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
American Sign Language 1 0 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0
Surveying Engineering 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 0 0 0
Air Transportation 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 255 493 291 1,039


*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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