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J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, located in Richmond, Virginia, is a multi-campus community college established in 1972. It is the third largest college in the Virginia Community College System and is named after the Lieutenant Governor of the State who supported higher education and the legislation that was required to form community colleges in Virginia.

Students can enroll in the three major campuses or the five off-campus sites, and online distance learning courses are available to students who want to get an education on their own time and on their own terms. Students can opt to earn a certificate in a field by participating in programs that take less than a year to complete, or earn two-year degrees designed for entry-level job positions or degrees that transfer to a four-year college or university.


Over 60 degree programs are offered that run the gamut from Accounting and Business Administration to Culinary Arts and Floral Design since the school strives to meet the needs of the community. Their Schools of Nursing and Education offer a wide range of degree options, as well as broad selection of Business and Engineering majors. They offer a long list of General Education options for those just looking to pick up a few classes to complete basic requirements before stepping into a chosen field, as well as Computer Competency courses designed to help students gain a better understanding of technology and how it functions in the workplace.

Many non-credit courses are available, including Office 2007, Web Development, Contractor Licensing, Dental Radiation, Project Management, Writing and Communication, and World Language.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

The college helps people who have lost their job get the education and skills they need to successfully take on a new career. The On-Ramp Program provides funds to cover tuition, fees, books and supplies for unemployed and underemployed students. The main goal of the program is to increase the number of adults with post-secondary education degrees and certification and get them back to work.The program is also open to some small business owners whose businesses have failed, or individuals who are out of the workforce for family care reasons.

Likewise, the Program for Adults in Vocational Education (P.A.V.E.) is a two-year vocational training program that works with students that have intellectual, physical, emotional, or learning disabilities. The program allows students with these disabilities to get certification within the college’s Food Service (Servsafe) and Healthcare (nursing assistant certification) programs.

The Academic Support Centers are where faculty and peer tutors give one-on-one and small group tutorial conferences for students free of charge. Some of the classes that are eligible for tutoring services include psychology, computer science, economics, accounting, calculus, algebra, oral communication, and English as a second language.


Admission is open to anyone with a High School diploma, a GED, or even a certificate of completion of home schooling. All first-time students and students returning after a 3-year absence will need to start the application process by completing the online application either via the Internet or by printing it out and faxing or mailing the completed forms to the college. Alternatively, completed applications can also be turned in to the admissions office at one of the campus Success Centers. Applicants seeking financial aid are advised to complete the FAFSA form, and will be required to submit Social Security numbers on their aid application.

The college offers transient students—students who are enrolling in order to satisfy program requirements at their home college or university—the ability to apply in much the same way, with the addition of completion of a transient student approval form. This will need to be completed for each semester of enrollment that is desired. Depending on the certification of readiness by the home institution, the school may be able to waive certain placement tests, college transcripts, and prerequisites.

Financial Aid

As with all other colleges, completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to applying for any aid packages is required. The college offers many aid options that students may qualify for, including federal loans and grants, children of law enforcement officers grant, federal work study programs, senior citizen aid programs, and vocational rehabilitation aid programs.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5208th for the average student loan amount.
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The school has a program called SOAR, which is a new student orientation program that allows new students to meet with faculty and staff, learn about the campus policies and procedures, tour the various campus locations and, most importantly, receive academic advising and register for classes. Group advising sessions are also available. They are short sessions where new students can receive academic advising by a staff member at any campus

Student Enrollment Demographics

Additional School Information

High-tech computer labs are available for students who need somewhere to go to work on homework and lessons, and many community outreach partnerships are available to help students and faculty get involved in the community and take what they are learning in the classroom out into the real world. Additionally, the college has a career-coaching program that helps high school students make a successful transition into the workforce and into post high school education programs. This goes hand in hand with the college’s running start program that allows high school students to gain college credit while taking dual classes at the college. This valuable program reduces the time students will have to spend in college and lets them advance their education by taking courses that are often more difficult that what they would receive at the high school level.

Information Summary

Ranks 71st in Virginia and 3072nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Virginia and 39th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest 1 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 672 0.33
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 36 0.02
Forcible Rape 44 0.02
Robbery 676 0.33
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,886 0.91
Larceny 5,833 2.82
Vehicle theft 928 0.45

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Richmond, VA 23228-2327
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population31,822 (31,822 urban / N/A rural)
Households14,577 (2.11 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,285
Families7,798 (2.79 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5107

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3503rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,768 $3,768 $9,066
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $480 $480 $1,020
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $108 $108 $262
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,848 $5,848 $11,686
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,588 $16,588 $22,426
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,248 $9,248 $15,086

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,873 $4,053 $3,873 $4,053 $9,621 $9,816
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,600
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,340(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,400(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,400(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2220th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $60,658 ($62,296 male / $55,014 female)
Number of FT Faculty 150 (68 male / 82 female)
Number of PT Faculty 776
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,589,379

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1651 E Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228-2327
p. 804-371-3000
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