Virginia Highlands Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 828
Abingdon, VA 24212-0828
Tel: (276)739-2400; 877-207-6115
Admissions: (276)739-2414
Fax: (276)739-2590
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,867. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Students come from 7 states and territories, 52% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiology, physical therapy programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SCAT, ACT ASSET recommended; SCAT, ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district, then state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 29,683 books and 174 serials. 240 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Abingdon is known as a handicraft center as well as being the largest burley tobacco market and the largest livestock auction in Virginia. Commercial transportation is available. The Blue Ridge and Holston Mountains are nearby providing facilities for many outdoor activities.

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