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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. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Blue Ridge Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, BRCC is ranked #2,125 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

BRCC is also ranked #58 out of 73 schools in Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BRCC?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Blue Ridge Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Blue Ridge Community College admissions.

Blue Ridge Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Blue Ridge Community College is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Blue Ridge Community College is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Blue Ridge Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Blue Ridge Community College this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100
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Blue Ridge Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,462 undergraduates at BRCC with 1,054 being full-time and 2,408 being part-time.

How Much Does Blue Ridge Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of BRCC is $10,671. 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 +
$9,611 $10,196 $11,193 $13,987 $14,930

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

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 11% of students took out student loans averaging $4,343 a year. That adds up to $17,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BRCC is 12.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do BRCC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from BRCC make about $32,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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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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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 3,109 students took at least one online class at Blue Ridge Community College. This is an increase from the 1,416 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,109 2,509
2018-2019 1,416 499
2017-2018 1,531 492
2016-2017 1,502 509
2015-2016 1,428 470

Learn more about online learning at Blue Ridge Community College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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