Name: Vance-Granville Community College
President/CEO: Stelfanie Williams
Campus Setting: Rural, Distant
Year Established: 1969
Governing Board Website
|Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 4,352
Part Time: 71.0%
Full Time: 29.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
Native American: 0.5%
Deborah F. Brown
Quote from the President
“Vance-Granville Community College emphasizes student success, economic development and community engagement. Our primary objective is to serve students so that they may achieve their personal goals and advance their professional lives. At the same time, we understand our role in the economic progress of our region. We take the word ‘community’ in our name seriously, offering quality educational services at four campuses, at other locations throughout our area, and online. By helping our existing business enterprises to be more globally competitive, through providing enriching cultural opportunities, and in developing well-rounded students, we seek to ensure that our communities thrive.”
- The college's endowment and scholarship fund awards more endowed scholarships than any program of its kind in North Carolina. Over 6,500 scholarships have been awarded to Vance-Granville Community College students through the fund since 1982.
- VGCC, in partnership with local public school systems, operates four Early College High Schools—one in each county that the college serves.
- The college supports a full-scale simulation center housed within a local hospital to provide extensive hands-on training to our health sciences students without putting patients at risk.
- VGCC pioneered North Carolina's "BioWork" course, which trains process technicians in the growing biotechnology manufacturing field. In response to the industry’s need for skilled workers, the training program was developed by a team that included VGCC, the North Carolina (N.C.) Biotechnology Center, the N.C. community college system, and 16 biotech companies, including Novozymes, which has a location near the college’s Franklin County Campus. The course was first offered in 2001 at that campus and has since been replicated by other colleges throughout the state.