Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC)

Richlands, VA

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Southwest Virginia Community College

Southwest Virginia Community College

Southwest Virginia Community College Student Essentials

Southwest Virginia Community College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Rural Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.sw.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $3,528
Out-of-State Tuition: $8,890
Retention Rate: 59%
Enrollment: 4,727
Year Established: 1967

About SWCC

Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC) offers career-training programs in numerous technical, industrial and medical fields at a reasonable cost, going so far as to even waive tuition for certain eligible students.

Located in Richlands, Virginia, SVCC offers associate’s degrees in such fields as business, education, general studies, liberal arts and science. These degrees are primarily intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university.

SVCC also has associate’s degrees that feature programs intended to lead directly to a career in fields such as Nursing, Radiography and Administration of Justice.

Diplomas and certificates at RCC are awarded in Occupational Therapy Assistance, Welding, Law Enforcement, Banking, Practical Nursing and others.

SVCC’s Career Studies program offer non-degree training in such fields as Carpentry, Masonry, Medical Coding, Web Programming, Electrical Installation, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy and many others.

Additional study options at RVCC include distance learning, helpful for those who are unable to attend class in-person.

SVCC also offers such student services as academic assistance and supplemental instruction to help students with whichever program they choose.

SVCC offers many financial benefits to designated groups. For example, students who live within a 30-mile radius of SVCC benefit from a significantly reduced tuition. Also, senior citizens over the age of 60 and children of deceased or disabled veterans are eligible for tuition waivers.

Other populations may be eligible for SVCC’s other financial assistance programs, which include grants and loans.

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SWCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Southwest Virginia Community College 5 stars overall.

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SWCC Map & Location

Southwest Virginia Community College
369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill
Richlands, VA 24641


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Getting Around SWCC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Richlands, VA

Winter
Dec
46
24
Jan
43
21
Feb
47
24
Spring
Mar
55
30
Apr
65
38
May
73
48
Summer
Jun
80
57
Jul
83
61
Aug
82
60
Fall
Sep
77
52
Oct
67
39
Nov
57
31

SWCC Students

Total Students 4,727

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 94%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 1%
African American 3%
Caucasian 94%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 1%

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

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Southwest Virginia Community College

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