Part I. Overview and Introduction to the Institution
- Briefly describe the nature of the institution and its history, e.g., control,
enrollment, and student characteristics. Describe the purpose of the committee visit and
acknowledge the arrangements and hospitality extended by the institution.
(Personal references may be included here).
Central Virginia Community College (CVCC), created in 1966, is an accessible, comprehensive, public, two-year, higher education institution that provides opportunities for personal growth, transfer, and occupational preparation, addresses the training needs of business, industry, and government to benefit the service area, supports workforce and economic development, and provides support services for education, training, technology infrastructure and workforce development. CVCC serves the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell.
The 2002 fall student enrollment of 4,583 students consisted of 79.8% white and 20.2% minority of whom 17.8% were African-American. Part-time students comprised 76.3% of the enrollment. Slightly less than half of the enrollment (48.4%) were curriculum placed.
The purpose of the visit was for the reaffirmation of CVCC using the Principles of Accreditation as the format. The College had planned very well for the visit and were very responsive to all needs. The hospitality was wonderful. The committee was able to carry out its responsibilities under the best of conditions. The committee appreciates the atmosphere and the attitude of the College.
- List/describe off-campus sites or distance learning programs evaluated as part
of the on-site review. Indicate those visited by the Committee.
Altavista - site visited by the Committee