148 reviews
  1. Hickory, NC
  2. 2 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    B+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    B+
  6. Location
    B
Catawba Valley Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$12,353/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,716/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,848/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,126/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,977/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,727/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,100Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Catawba Valley Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Catawba Valley Community College Reviews

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I graduated with an Associate's in Science, it was a transfer degree that enables us to have an easier time transferring to 4 year universities.The advisors here aren't as interested in finding out what program we are planning on majoring in at our future university; which can be very important to be able to match up the classes we need - to ensure we have all needed pre-requisite program requirements met before we can get accepted into our program of study.I also had to take their college student success course 2 times (even though I made a B the first time) because the curriculum for the course had changed within the 4 years since I had taken the course & I had to pay for it again.The math course I was first placed in, was also no longer being taught by the time I was supposed to graduate & was not able to be used to meet any program requirements,so I was forced to take an extra math course.The professors here are either amazing or horrible,there's not many that were in between.
I have attended bigger schools and and smaller schools in my pursuit for higher education and I have to honestly say that CVCC is "just right." It has all the necessary amenities that one needs such as a computer lab and library with a knowledgeable staff. The admission process was quick and effortless and everyone seemed genuinely interested in my education. The teachers are approachable and interested in their students' success. One of my teachers in particular was always willing to listen whenever I had the least little concern about my schoolwork, and my concerns outside the classroom as well. I would recommend this campus to anyone looking for a college with a more personal feel, and far less expensive than most universities.
The value of education I am receiving is great. The EMS program at CVCC is one of the best in the state, and I'm thankful to be a part of the student body. The financial aid office is great, although, this past year, I wasn't eligible for federal aid (which makes paying for school very difficult)! However, the CVCC Foundation offers a wide range of scholarships that are made available to students by submitting one simple CVCC Foundation application. Not all students are eligible for every scholarship, as many are based on the program of study, but it's worth it to apply.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 7 2015
  • Value