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Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) is a small, two-year college located in rural southeast Virginia. Founded in 1970, the school is one of twenty-three colleges that make up the Virginia Community College System. PDCCC maintains two campuses which include locations in Franklin and Suffolk, as well as an educational center located in Smithfield. The college offers associate degree programs and certificate programs to meet the needs of its students.

The Associate in Arts & Science degree program is designed to help students transfer to four-year institutions. Students may choose a degree in the following areas of study: pre-music, education, pre-engineering, liberal arts, business administration, science, or computer science.

The Associate in Applied Science degree program is for students looking for a career-focused learning environment to prepare for full-time employment upon graduation. Areas of study include administrative support, industrial technology, nursing, management, administration of justice, and early childhood development.

PDCCC also offers certificate programs in clerical studies, early childhood development, or electricity. These are one-year programs designed to provide students with sufficient knowledge so they may enter the workforce upon completion.

In addition, the college has a career studies program which takes less than one year to complete. Students may choose the following careers: professional welder, nurse aide, bookkeeper, computer support specialist, fire science, and more.

PDCCC also offers distance learning classes for students seeking online classes, as well as dual credit classes for high school students wanting a jump start on their college education.

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Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) is open to all students wanting to further their education and who hold a high school diploma or equivalent. Prospective students may apply online or download an admissions application and complete it and submit it directly to the school. Students are also required to take a placement test. For additional information about the admissions process, contact the admissions office directly.

Financial Aid

Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) offers financial assistance to qualifying students through grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, and tuition payment plans. The school’s website provides a list of all financial aid available as well as complete descriptions of each. All qualifying students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid by the following deadlines: fall semester—June 1; spring semester—October 1; and, summer semester—April 23. In addition, students receiving financial aid must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in their specific course of study.

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Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) is a small commuter campus, located in rural southeast Virginia, which serves degree-seeking students, high school students, and working professionals. The campuses provide day and evening classes to accommodate its students as well as smaller class sizes to give students better individual attention.

PDCCC has many services to offer its students including a student bookstore, career services, tutoring, disability services, and a library on each of the Franklin and Suffolk campuses which is open five days a week. In addition, students may participate in a number of cultural enrichment activities and trips organized by the college.

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Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) does not support any athletic programs.

Information Summary

Ranks 90th in Virginia and 3450th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 16 0.18
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 10 0.12
Robbery 12 0.14
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 100 1.15
Larceny 355 4.09
Vehicle theft 15 0.17

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Franklin, VA 23851
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population13,397 (9,041 urban / 4,356 rural)
Households5,347 (2.45 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,879
Families3,664 (3.00 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Small
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall 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 District5104

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3562nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,675 $3,675 $8,973
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $290 $290 $830
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $123 $123 $299
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 $5,381 $5,381 $11,219
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,030 $16,030 $21,868
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,020 $8,020 $13,858

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,623 $3,800 $3,623 $3,800 $9,370 $9,563
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,353 $1,259
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,238 $8,082
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,107 $2,771
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,107 $2,771

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 2417th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,683 ($62,677 male / $56,604 female)
Number of FT Faculty 22 (7 male / 15 female)
Number of PT Faculty 138
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $689,351

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