Skip to Main Content
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
  2. Value
  3. Diversity
  4. Safety
  5. Student Life
  6. Location
Catawba Valley is a public college located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,856 undergraduate students. The Catawba Valley acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Medical Office Management. Graduating 31% of students, Catawba Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,100.
About Catawba Valley Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Work Here? Claim Your College

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Score higher—guaranteed, or your money back
  • A team of teachers ready to answer your questions



Net Price
$9,608/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,998/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,676/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,453/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,878/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,119/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Compare up to 10 private loan options from our network of lenders
  • Find the best loan for your budget today
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.


Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
Do You Work at Catawba Valley Community College? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.



Full-Time Enrollment
Undergrads Over 25
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
  • More opinions are needed to display this poll.Take our surveyto add your opinion.

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,400/ year
Graduation Rate
Employed 2 Years After Graduation

More opinions are needed to display this poll.  Take our survey

Colleges like Catawba Valley Community College

Catawba Valley Community College Reviews

165 reviews
All Categories
I've had an overall positive experience at CVCC. All of my professors were patient and skilled at teaching a variety of students. It's very easy to make meaningful connections with the staff here. Most students are very driven and on-task. ALSO, don't worry if you've forgotten your lunch because CVCC will provide one for you in our "Hawk's Nest". This is where we keep food free-of-charge for students who don't have any.
Start Your Review of Catawba Valley Community College
Rate It!
Catawba Valley Community College is a fantastic way to transition from a high school to a college lifestyle. CVCC offers a wide range of classes. The class sizes are small enough that each student has an opportunity to know their professor and meet with them one-on-one. I have saved thousands of dollars by attending CVCC instead of a 4 year university, and I feel that I was just as educated and knowledgeable at CVCC as I would have been at any other college or university.
Catawba Valley Community College has been an excellent first home for me so far. It is my first year as a college student and they have made things very simplistic for me. Each staff member understands that I am a freshman and I have plenty of questions, but that does not bother them one bit. I was handle with care when it came to registration for the Fall 2017 semester and all my questions were answered about not only classes but financial aid as well as safety and the transfer process. They work around your schedule and make sure you are not overloaded with classes each semester. This is a huge plus when thinking about how often college kids are pressured into taking many classes at a time to finish their degree. CVCC has an outstanding environment and I am beyond glad to say I am apart of one amazing community.