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 Catawba Valley Community College

Catawba Valley Community College - Hickory, NC

2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699

General information:(828)327-7000
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:5,121( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,773 $1,895 $2,215 -14%
Out-of-state $7,895 $7,895 $8,359 -6%
Books and supplies $1,150 $1,300 $1,350 -4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,444 $8,668 $8,376 3%
Other $5,514 $6,140 $8,530 -39%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,694 $4,114 $5,612 -27%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,923 $3,195 $3,565 0%
Off Campus $16,881 $18,003 $20,471 -10%
Off Campus with Family $6,617 $7,309 $9,177 -22%
On Campus $9,045 $9,195 $9,709 0%
Off Campus $23,003 $24,003 $26,615 -8%
Off Campus with Family $12,739 $13,309 $15,321 -13%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,128
In-state fees $87
Out-of-state tuition $8,272
Out-of-state fees $87
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 383 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 382 67% $1,740,558 $4,556
Federal grants 352 62% $1,551,387 $4,407
Pell grants 317 55% $1,504,294 $4,745
Other federal grants 120 21% $47,093 $392
State/local government grant or scholarships 166 29% $148,127 $892
Institutional grants or scholarships 36 6% $41,044 $1,140
Student loan aid 72 13% $219,803 $3,053
Federal student loans 72 13% $219,803 $3,053
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,491 45% $12,632,332 $5,071
Pell grants 2,112 38% $11,448,842 $5,421
Federal student loans 457 8% $1,538,423 $3,366


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,053 $3,897 $5,425
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,418 $3,728 $4,122
$30,001 - $48,000 $2,224 $4,527 $4,895
$48,001 - $75,000 $4,594 $5,133 $5,788
$75,001 - $110,000 $7,641 $5,604 Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,121
Undergraduate enrollment 5,121
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,283
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 20 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1414
Volleyball -11


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1969 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

01/29/1999 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

04/24/2009 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1992 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate8.2%
Number in default12
Number in repayment145

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00531800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General916
Turf and Turfgrass Management--8
Category total9114
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping1-17
Banking and Financial Support Services2-4
Business Administration and Management, General4-21
Customer Service Management0-3
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce2-1
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--0
Office Management and Supervision8-9
Operations Management and Supervision--1
Category total17-56
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant--12
Category total--12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications6-5
Information Science/Studies2-0
Information Technology1-2
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager--0
Category total9-9
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total-12-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2237
Category total2237
Engineering Colleges
Industrial Engineering--0
Category total--0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician--8
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician--6
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician--7
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,--11
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician--4
Category total--36
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development1--
Category total1--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--16
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist--4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)--12
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician3-12
Medical Office Management/Administration15228
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist--7
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-2-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--39
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--9
Surgical Technology/Technologist-11-
Category total2115129
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science34--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies22-18
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism0-6
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician--3
Forensic Science and Technology9-10
Category total65-37
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies0033
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-2196
Category total02229
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-113
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/-14-
Category total-1513
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-13-
Category total-13-
Precision Production Colleges
Furniture Design and Manufacturing4100
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant-3-
Welding Technology/Welder151-
Category total9140
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art--20
Category total--20
Grand total21564592