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Catawba Valley is a public college located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,751 undergraduate students. The Catawba Valley acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Medical Office Management. Graduating 56% of students, Catawba Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,900.
About Catawba Valley Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
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Catawba Valley Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,583/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,824/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,751Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,076
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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I think Catawba Valley Community College is a good college. It definitely feels like a community college without the housing. The teachers are great and all the advisors are very helpful. This college has great discipline financially. CVCC makes there students more responsible with their grades, which is what makes it feel like a college. Walking around campus is relaxing because one walks outdoors and high school barely has that. Students succeed from the motivation of the enviroment, professors, students. Especially the diversity there is at the school is very interesting, and it's a great way to learn from each other. When I'm feeling tired, I think of the hardworking students that talk about their experiences. Some students work-study, stay all day in school, or even live in their cars outside of campus! CVCC has a good S.T.A.R.T assistance that helps students financially and out of campus with any personal problems from home, too.
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Catawba Valley Community College located in Hickory, NC is a top notch community college. For the seemingly small feel of the school, the amount of classes and degrees are impressive. All of the professors are knowledgeable in their prospective subjects and communicate frequently with their students to ensure they are on the right path. This school has been a great asset in my education and I attribute this school with laying the foundation needed to further my educational goals. I highly recommend this institution as the overall college is one that is noteworthy.
Overall I have very much enjoyed my experience at Catawba Valley Community College. The staff and student environment is very welcoming and helpful. The only change that I would suggest would be more outreach and support for students entering programs such as Dental Hygiene or Radiology ect. I feel that work shops to meet with professors and to go over their expectations of you for the year would benifit many students. As well as interviews to go along with the application process as everyone knows test taking isn’t the only form of judging ones ability to understand and perform a task.