Catawba Valley Community College

Hickory, NC, USA
2.71 Average Rating

Catawba Valley Community College is a 2-year community college in western North Carolina. CVCC confers degrees and certificates in over 60 subjects and invites all students to utilize the CVCC Go App to access up-to-the-minute information on class schedules, grades, and library resources. Its HandsOnHistory program challenges students to explore historical topics in greater depth by providing the opportunity to study abroad or make their own documentaries. For students who want to expand their academic career beyond the classroom, CVCC’s Work-Based Learning courses offer real-world job experience for credit.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 2 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
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Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
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Academic Calendar


Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

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In-State Tuition
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Campus Life

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Size of Town
Small city
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
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What Students Are Saying

2.71 Average Rating
CVCC is a very rigorous public (state) community college with a multitude of program offerings, from AA and AS degrees for general education and transferring, to a variety of Applied Science degrees. Unlike many of the community colleges in the Southeast U.S. region, CVCC grades on a 7 point scale rather than a 10 point scale. Also, unlike many of the areas community colleges, including one of North Carolina's largest (Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte), CVCC offers financial aid options that include Federal Loans.
Jonathan from Cornelius, NC
Catawba Valley Community College has really helped me prepare for the future. I love that they are a local school, convenient to my home and they are always willing to help me with whatever I need. They are helping me prepare for my next step which is a bachelor's degree. Thank you CVCC!!!
Bradley from Newton, NC

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