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Discover Your Possibilities, See all the Advantages Catawba Valley Community College can offer YOU.

CVCC is more than just an excellent educational institution. Our faculty and staff are experts on a wide variety of subjects, and arrangements can be made to have one of them speak at your next community group meeting. We provide facilities for use by thousands every year, including athletic teams, government and nonprofit groups. Plus, we're a great place to work! Check out everything that CVCC offers the communities we serve.

CVCC's Advantages:

  • Affordable tuition
  • Close to home
  • Day, evening and online
  • Small class size
  • Short-term class offerings
  • Hands-on-learning
  • Excellent financial aid staff
  • Student Life and Clubs
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Free Career Services
  • Free Learning Assistance Center
  • Work Study opportunities
  • Cultural diversity
  • Community driven
  • Free Alumni services
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Catawba Valley Community College adheres to an "open door" policy with no discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, religion, creed, sex, age, or disability or national origin in its programs and activities.


Executive Administration:

  • Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw, President
  • Dr. Keith Mackie, Vice President of Instruction
  • Wes Bunch, Vice President of Finance


Fast Facts About CVCC Curriculum Enrollment:

  • Fall 2015 undergraduate enrollment: 4600
  • Students receiving some type of financial aid: 67%
  • Total federal and state financial aid awarded for 2015-16: $11 million
  • Average student age: 24
  • Students ages 30 or younger: 82%
  • College transfer enrollment: 73%
  • Males: 43%
  • Females: 57%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 8%
  • Black, Non-Hispanic: 8%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 70%