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Southwest Virginia Community College Overview

Southwest Virginia Community College is a public institution situated in Richlands, Virginia. Southwest Virginia is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is Southwest Virginia Community College Known For?

482 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Southwest Virginia.
  • In 2017-2018, 36% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Southwest Virginia Community College?

Location of Southwest Virginia Community College

Contact details for Southwest Virginia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 369 College Road Us Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Richlands, VA 24609
Phone: 276-964-2555
Website: sw.edu

How Do I Get Into Southwest Virginia?

You can apply to Southwest Virginia online at: https://www.apply.vccs.edu/Home/Sign_In/Logon.aspx

As long as you submit the requested materials to Southwest Virginia Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Southwest Virginia Community College?

Southwest Virginia Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,118 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,338 undergraduate students at Southwest Virginia, with 1,118 being full-time and 1,220 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southwest Virginia

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,118 full-time undergraduates at Southwest Virginia, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southwest Virginia

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southwest Virginia Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southwest Virginia Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 1,047
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

Online Learning at Southwest Virginia Community College

469 Took All Classes Online
1,485 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,485 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southwest Virginia has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 38th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Southwest Virginia

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southwest Virginia Community College was -0.2%. This is the #2,223 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southwest Virginia regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Southwest Virginia majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 14%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 11%
Human Development & Family Studies 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Southwest Virginia 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 Southwest Virginia.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Legal Support Services #75
Legal Professions #106
Human Development & Family Studies #138
Business Support & Assistant Services #140
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #165
Computer Information Systems #178
Accounting #280
Health & Medical Administrative Services #333
Criminal Justice & Corrections #397
Computer & Information Sciences #403
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #449

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%.

Southwest Virginia 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 0 130 22 152
Nursing 0 54 0 54
Allied Health Professions 19 18 15 52
Human Development & Family Studies 27 9 0 36
Electronics Engineering Technology 22 9 0 31
Business Administration & Management 20 8 0 28
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 20 0 20
Industrial Production Technology 13 4 0 17
Precision Metal Working 12 0 3 15
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 6 6 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 11 0 0 11
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 10 10
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 7 0 1 8
Computer Information Systems 3 4 0 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 7 0 0 7
Mental & Social Health Services 0 4 3 7
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 6 0 0 6
Recreation Administration 4 0 0 4
Accounting 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 1
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 1 0 1
General Engineering 1 0 0 1
Legal Support Services 0 0 1 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Surveying Engineering 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 152 269 61 482

References

*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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