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Catawba Valley Community College

Hickory, NC 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

About Catawba Valley Community College

Catawba Valley Community College Overview

Catawba Valley Community College is a public, state school in the small town setting of Hickory, North Carolina. Catawba Valley Community College was founded in 1960 and enrolls 4,571 undergrads and no graduate students.

Student Involvement at Catawba Valley Community College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Catawba Valley Community College's theater groups.

Catawba Valley Community College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Catawba Valley Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Catawba Valley Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Catawba Valley Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.7
In-State Tuition $2,128
Out-of-State $7,504

Is Catawba Valley Community College a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Catawba Valley Community College offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

Catawba Valley Community College Acceptance Rate 2022

Catawba Valley Community College is not competitive to get into. The university admitted 89% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 3,714 applications received in 2022, 3,296 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Catawba Valley Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Catawba Valley Community College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Catawba Valley Community College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Catawba Valley Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Catawba Valley Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Catawba Valley Community College's endowment was $3.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Catawba Valley Community College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Catawba Valley Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Catawba Valley Community College.

Based on this information, does Catawba Valley Community College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Catawba Valley Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Catawba Valley Community College Located?

Catawba Valley Community College is located in the small town setting of Hickory, North Carolina, less than an hour from Charlotte.

If you want to see Catawba Valley Community College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Hickory, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte-Douglas International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Catawba Valley Community College and Hickory are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2550 Highway 70 SE Hickory, NC 28602-9699

Campus Setting: Small Town

Catawba Valley Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Catawba Valley Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Catawba Valley Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Catawba Valley Community College SAT Scores

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Catawba Valley Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$2,347

In State

$7,723

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$2,128
$7,504
Fees
$219
$219
Housing
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Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Catawba Valley Community College is like? There are approximately 4,571 students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College. 41% percent of students attend school full-time.

41%

Full Time

59%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,571

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$2,347

Out-of-State

$7,723

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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