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Study at Vance Granville Community College

Vance-Granville Community College, also known as VGCC, is a community college located in North Carolina. It was founded in 1969 as Vance County Technical Institute (VCTI) by the North Carolina General Assembly. Vance-Granville also operates three satellite campuses in North Carolina. One of the 58 schools that comprise the North Carolina Community College System, the college enrolls more than 5, 000 students annually. VGCC offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse area of study.

VGCC fields several men's and women's sports teams and the college is a part of the National Junior College Athletic Association in Region X. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Vanguards.

Profile of Vance Granville Community College

The campus of Vance Granville Community College is in Henderson, NC, which is a rural area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Vance Granville Community College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in office and administration and family and social work.

Vance Granville Community College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Vance Granville Community College an attractive choice for many applicants. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Vance Granville Community College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 4, 135 students enrolled (2, 207 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Vance Granville Community College are 40 years old or older.

Vance Granville Community College Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Vance-Granville Community College is to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and cultural development of students and the community through excellent educational and training programs. "

Vance Granville Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine77registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management69business management, accounting technology, electronic commerce, operations management
Medical Support and Technology58radiation therapist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, mental health services tech
office and Administration56executive secretary
Family and Social Work52child care management, human services
Construction Trades50electrician, carpentry
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering32computer and info science, information science, webmastering
Liberal Arts30liberal arts and sciences
Medical administration30medical secretary
Mechanics and Repair28HVAC, automobile mechanics
Beauty and Cosmetology22cosmetology, personal grooming
Education and Teaching16teacher aide
Production Trades8welding
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8parks and recreation studies
Law6legal secretary
Engineering Technician5electronics tech, electromechanical tech
Therapy and Counselling3substance abuse Counselling

Contact: Vance Granville Community College

Vance Granville Community College

I85 and Poplar Creek Rd

Henderson, NC 27536

General Phone: (252) 492-2061


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