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Blue Ridge Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Blue Ridge Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Blue Ridge Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

Overall Quality

BRCC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BRCC?

Acceptance Rate

Since Blue Ridge Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Blue Ridge Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Blue Ridge Community College, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Blue Ridge Community College is 37%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  37 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Blue Ridge Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Blue Ridge Community College is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at BRCC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,200 undergraduates at BRCC with 1,257 being full-time and 2,943 being part-time.

BRCC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

BRCC scored 40.45 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.45 out of 100
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How Much Does Blue Ridge Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of BRCC is $10,660. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BRCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,804 $10,068 $11,197 $13,647 $14,996

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BRCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do BRCC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from BRCC make around $32,100 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College is a public institution located in Weyers Cave, Virginia. BRCC is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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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
Website: https://www.brcc.edu

Blue Ridge Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Blue Ridge Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BRCC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,531 students took at least one online class at Blue Ridge Community College. This is an increase from the 1,502 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,531 492
2016-2017 1,502 509
2015-2016 1,428 470
2014-2015 1,448 414
2013-2014 1,626 433

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