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Dabney S Lancaster Community College Data & Information Overview

Fair Price Value for Your Money
15% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Dabney S Lancaster Community College Ranked?

#2,039 Best Colleges in Nation
#58 Best Colleges in VA
Health Professions Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DSLCC as #2,039 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

DSLCC is also ranked #58 out of 63 schools in Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DSLCC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Dabney S Lancaster Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Dabney S Lancaster Community College Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
25% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Dabney S Lancaster Community College, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Dabney S Lancaster Community College is 25%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  25 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dabney S Lancaster Community College

63% Freshmen Retention

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 Dabney S Lancaster Community College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

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Dabney S Lancaster Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

363 Full-Time Undergraduates
13.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,075 undergraduates at DSLCC with 363 being full-time and 712 being part-time.

How Much Does Dabney S Lancaster Community College Cost?

$4,985 Net Price
9% Take Out Loans
$17,000 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of DSLCC is $4,985. 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 DSLCC

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

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 DSLCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At DSLCC, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $4,250 a year. That adds up to $17,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DSLCC is 15.1%. 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 DSLCC Graduates Make?

$31,874 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DSLCC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,874 in their early years. This is about 25% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Dabney S Lancaster Community College make the most money.

Location of Dabney S Lancaster Community College

Virginia State
363 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
Dabney S Lancaster Community College is a public institution located in Clifton Forge, Virginia. DSLCC is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Contact details for DSLCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address:1000 College Drive, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1000

Dabney S Lancaster Community College Majors

11 Majors With Completions
126 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Dabney S Lancaster Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DSLCC

43% Take At Least One Class Online
13% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 458 students took at least one online class at Dabney S Lancaster Community College. This is a decrease from the 652 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and 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.


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