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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Dr. Pat Huber to Become President of New River Community College

Posted By Laura Osberger | 2 comments.

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Dr. Pat Huber to Become President of New River Community College After a national search that attracted more than 90 candidates, New River Community College (NRCC) has a new president. Effective July 1, 2017, Dr. Pat Huber will become the sixth person, and the first woman, to serve as the college’s permanent president. […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Meet Some Students Who Transferred After Earning Their Associate Degree and Saved Big $ In the Process

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

In 2007, Virginia’s Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program (CTG) was enacted allowing qualifying students who complete their associate degree at a Virginia two-year public college and then transfer to a participating Virginia four-year college or university to receive up to $3,000 annually. Students must have an associate degree with a 3.0 grade-point-average and meet financial […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Learning from the Mistakes Others Have Made Can Translate into Big Savings

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

1.  Not starting at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges: Tuition and fees at Virginia’s Community Colleges are 1/3 less than Virginia’s public four-year universities. Students who first complete their community college associate degree save as much as $45,000 on the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree when they transfer to one of Virginia’s public four-year […]

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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Associate Before Bachelor’s Can Save You a Ton of Money. Here’s How.

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

1.  Tuition: Save on tuition and fees by getting an associate degree at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges before transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Average yearly tuition and fees at community colleges are about 1/3 than at Virginia’s public four-year schools!   2. Room and Board: Community college students who live at home […]

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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Associate Before Bachelor’s Can Save You a Ton of Money. Here’s How.

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1.  Tuition: Save on tuition and fees by getting an associate degree at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges before transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Average yearly tuition and fees at community colleges are about 1/3 than at Virginia’s public four-year schools!   2. Room and Board: Community college students who live at home […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Meet Some Students Who Are Enjoying Good-Paying Careers – Minus the Debt

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Welding a Bright Future, Free of Debt Josh Flower (Blue Ridge Community College) Josh Flower’s life took an unexpected turn his sophomore year at Virginia Tech when he realized his current course of study to become a neurosurgeon, with decades of schooling and years of student debt ahead of him, was not the path he […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: What Not to Do When Focusing on A Career

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

1.  Not having a plan: This may seem obvious but people often let circumstances drive their career planning versus having career planning create their circumstances. Don’t underestimate the time and diligence it takes to pursue goals. 2.  Going for the job and not the career: People often focus too narrowly on one occupation rather than […]

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