Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC)

Alberta, VA

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Southside Virginia Community College

Southside Virginia Community College Student Essentials

Southside Virginia Community College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Rural Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.southside.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $3,810
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,108
Retention Rate: 61%
Enrollment: 5,606
Year Established: 1970

About SVCC

While some colleges might tout their large enrollment numbers, Southside Virginia Community College claims that its small size gives its students an advantage. SVCC believes that its small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratio allow its students a better chance at success in earning their associate’s degree.

You might think that a small, intimate college like SVCC would be less accessible than a large university, but there are actually eight different sites across Virginia that offer classes. Students near Alberta, Blackstone, Chase City, Cumberland, Emporia, Keysville, South Boston and South Hill can all find Southside Virginia Community College locations near them.

A two-year school, SVCC offers a selection of associate’s degrees with some geared toward a transfer to a four-year university, and others designed to prepare students for a career after graduation. SVCC also offers more than 30 career certificates in the following academic programs:

• Emergency Medical Services (Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic)
• Fire Science Technology
• Gaming Technology
• Cosmetology and Barbering
• Private Investigator
• Phlebotomy
• Law Enforcement
• And many more

Southside Virginia Community College has a number of transfer agreements with four-year universities like Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth, University of Virginia and others, and counselors are available to help you with the transfer process.

For more information about the programs offered at Southside Virginia Community College, contact the school today.

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SVCC Map & Location

Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA 23821


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Getting Around SVCC

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

1/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Alberta, VA

Winter
Dec
52
30
Jan
49
27
Feb
53
30
Spring
Mar
61
36
Apr
71
44
May
78
53
Summer
Jun
86
63
Jul
89
67
Aug
87
65
Fall
Sep
81
58
Oct
71
46
Nov
62
37

SVCC Students

Total Students 5,606

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 42%
  • Caucasian: 54%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 2%
African American 42%
Caucasian 54%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 34%
Part-Time 66%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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