4,571
Students
Non-competitive
Admission Difficulty
88
88%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Catawba Valley Community College is a 2-year institution located in Hickory, NC, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC  28602-9699
United States
Contact Phone: 828-327-7000

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Technology And Bookkeeping Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Office Management Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Photographic And Film/video Technology Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Programming Checkmark
Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Mechatronics, Robotics, And Automation Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Architectural Engineering Technology Checkmark
Computer Engineering Technologies Related Checkmark
Computer Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electromechanical And Instrumentation And Maintenance Technologies Related Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Dental Hygiene Checkmark
Electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic Technology Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic) Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Technology Checkmark
Medical Office Management Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology Checkmark
Polysomnography Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology Checkmark
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation And Refrigeration Maintenance Technology Checkmark
Industrial Mechanics And Maintenance Technology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education Related Checkmark
Precision Production Associate Bachelors
Machine Shop Technology Checkmark
Welding Technology Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Cyber/computer Forensics And Counterterrorism Checkmark
Fire Prevention And Safety Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,714
Applied
3,296
Accepted
4,571
Enrolled
89%
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Female Admissions

2,313
Females Applied
1,969
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,401
Males Applied
1,327
Males Accepted
95%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
2.73
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

2,128
In-state
7,504
Out-of-state
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Fees

219
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Student Body

4,571
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.7%
Black or African American 8.79%
White or Caucasian 68.67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.82%
Asian 8.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.19%
Two or more races 1.46%
Other 1.73%

Gender

Male (42.49%)
Female (57.51%)

Campus Life

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Fall Fling, Have a 'Dog' with the 'Big Dawg' and Black History Celebration

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
SkillsUSA, Campus Crusade for Christ, Emerging Entrepreneurs, Circle K and Phi Theta Kappa

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Checkmark No

Faculty

429
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 136
Part-time - 293
Male - 222
Female - 207