J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is a two-year, three campus institution located in Richmond, Virginia. Named after the late and former Lieutenant Governor, Julian Sargeant Reynolds, the college offers 24 two-year occupational/technical degree programs, nine occupational/technical certificate programs, and 43 career studies certificate programs.
As part of their mission to “provide access to education,” J. Sargeant Reynolds along with the John Tyler Community College created the Community College Workforce Alliance to provide customized training and support to area businesses and individuals. Over 15,000 students and 700 businesses have received training from the CCWA.
Additionally, J. Sargeant Reynolds offers the two-year vocational program P.A.V.E. (Program for Adults in Vocational Education) that is tailored towards students with special needs and helps those students develop the skills needed to succeed as professionals. The P.A.V.E. program offers training in child care, or as a food service assistant, clerical assistant, or health care assistant.
History of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
J. Sargeant Reynolds came into existence in 1972 as a result of the Virginia General Assembly establishing a state-wide system of community colleges in 1966. The last of 23 colleges created, J. Sargeant Reynolds was originally housed in a temporary location until construction was completed. A total of three campuses and five off-campus sites were eventually established to serve the city of Richmond, and the counties of Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, and Louisa. Two-year degree or certificates are offered in the School of Business and Engineering, the School of Humanities and Social Services, the School of Mathematics and Science, and the School of Nursing and Allied Health.
Tuition Cost, Scholarships, and Financial Aid for J. Sargeant Reynolds Students
J. Sargeant Reynolds tuition costs for in-state students are $129.10 per semester credit hour and $320.70 per semester credit hour for out-of-state students. J. Sargeant Reynolds has many financial aid and scholarship options that offset the cost of attending their institution.
J. Sargeant Reynolds awards over 130 scholarships to students each year. Individual scholarships awarded to students range from $100 to $3,500. Scholarships are available in most programs of study and for students from non-traditional backgrounds such as single parents and students returning to the workforce. J. Sargeant Reynolds total scholarship packages awarded to students range between $300,000 and $400,000. External Scholarships opportunities are also available.
Thirty-eight percent of J. Sargeant Reynolds students receive financial aid. Financial aid packages are not only available for those who have a financial need, but also for those who are children of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, senior citizens, veterans and their dependents, students with disabilities, and children of wounded/disabled/deceased military veterans. In addition, J. Sargeant Reynolds also has an On-Ramp Program that will help students who are unemployed or underemployed pay the cost of tuition, books, and other costs associated with college.
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Student Life
J. Sargeant Reynolds has 22 student clubs to help students develop personal and professional relationships. The clubs cover a wide range of interests: anime, Christian, horticulture, culinary arts, American Sign Language, music, and video. In addition, a game center is available three days a week for student, staff, and faculty.
J. Sargeant Reynolds has a two-semester student leadership development program called LEAD. The program teaches students the skills to lead effectively. Topics include leadership skills, team building skills, corporate etiquette, public speaking, skills, leadership styles and theories, ethics, communications, and conflict management. Students also attend the VCCS Student Leadership Conference, perform community service, and attend program retreats.
Student ambassadorships are available for students who wish to represent the campus. Student ambassadors give tours of the campus to students and groups and help to familiarize students with the registration process. Scholarships are available to students who participate in the program.