Vance-Granville Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536-0917
Tel: (252)492-2061; Admissions: (252)492-2061; Fax: (252)430-0460; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 83-acre rural campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $3 million. Total enrollment: 4,315. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 1,765 applied, 100% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 40% from top half. 35 student government officers. Full-time: 1,921 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 2,394 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 15 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 48% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, radiology programs, electronics engineering. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, nursing exam, Health Occupations Exam required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district, then state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $852 full-time, $35.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4728 full-time, $197 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time, $14 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Most popular organizations: Vocational Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Computer Club, Criminal Justice Club, Business Club. Major annual events: Spring Sports Day, College-Wide Olympic Games, Career Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Vance-Granville Community College Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 38,720 books, 317 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 184 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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