• Address: 5251 College Drive, Dublin, Virginia 24084-1127

  • Phone Number: (540) 674-3600

  • Website: www.nr.edu


New River Community College (NRCC) was founded in 1969 and is a public institute which looks forward to leadership, efficient management and the deep commitment of faculty and staff to provide the best possible teaching and learning environment. The college aims not only to meet the educational challenges of the coming decades but also to welcome them.

The college aims to give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.

The college serves the educational needs of the public and assumes a responsibility to help provide the requirements for trained workers. It is also dedicated to organizing programs with senior institutions as well as with those of local public school systems. The college believes that all people should have a chance not only to develop and extend their skills and knowledge but also to increase awareness of their roles and duties as citizens.

  • The total student population is 4,456 in which 1,744 full-time and 2,712 part-time students.

  • The student to faculty ratio is 30:1

  • The total graduation rate is 29%.

  • The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Online Education at NRCC

The college offers various online programs and has been offering distance education programs for a long time.

  • The distance education program is part of the college’s determination to increase educational access and student success.

  • The college has an online learning platform called Distance Ed.

  • To assist in the development and delivery of instruction in the region, the college possesses distance learning classrooms, electronic lecture halls, and production facilities.

  • The platform Edge2GO provides various catalogs, career services information, technical support and more. 


Reviews from the students say that there are diverse programs to choose from and the academic structure is different and innovative.

  • There are various opportunities for the students to take part in activities and clubs and nurture their talents.

  • The online courses are very flexible, and the professors and faculty encourage the students to their pathway to success.

  • The online courses are easy to understand and the professors make it easy to chat with them if students need help.


Institution Type

(2 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Dublin, Virginia

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Historically Black College or University


Data Source: www.nr.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.


Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 30: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 62 % Part Time: 54 %
Total Population 4,456
Student Population Full Time: 1,744 Part Time: 2,712
Gender Division Male: 52 % Female: 48 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 31 %

The College Monk

Female: 28 %

Total Graduation Rate: 29 %

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

New River Community College (NRCC) offers 31 online programs across 7 Majors


Offering 11 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees


Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees


Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees


Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees


Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Paralegal Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and assistance are available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study.

Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form. New River Community College (NRCC) FAFSA/federal school code is 005223.

Some of the financial aid programs provided are mentioned below.

  • Federal Aid - There are Federal Pell Grants and FSEOG Grant available for the students. Various loans are being provided to students like Federal Direct Student Loans, which consists of Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS loans. About 49% of the students are awarded the Pell Grant.

  • Scholarships - The college runs an Endowed Scholarship program in which scholarships like AT&T Scholarship, Alumni Association Scholarship, Paul C. Shelor Scholarship are being awarded to the students. About 18% of the students are being awarded the student loans.

  • About 15% of the full-time first-time undergraduates are being awarded the institutional grant.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $5,787
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,350
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,290
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,955
Over $110,000 $11,544

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 49% $4,073
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 62% $4,414
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 49% $4,135
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 15% $1,492
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 18% $4,158
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 18% $4,158
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 7,132
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 112 $882
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 112 $882

Data Source: www.nr.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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