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Founded in 1884, Virginia Intermont College is a private four-year college located in Bristol, Virginia.
  • Accreditation: Virginia Intermont College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Virginia Intermont College.
    In addition to SACSCOC accreditation, Virginia Intermont also holds accreditation and approval for certain programs.

    • The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
    • The Education program has been granted “approved program” status by the State Department of Higher Education.

    Virginia Intermont College is authorized by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) to award degrees in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8:1
  • Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work
  • Intercollegiate Athletics: Varsity teams include baseball, basketball, cycling, equestrian, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball.  Teams compete in NAIA Division II, Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and Intercollegiate Dressage Association. Numerous intramural sports are also offered.
  • Academic scholarships: Awards ranging from $500 to full tuition are available.
  • Tuition for 2013-14
    $32,391/year for residential students
    $24,542/year for off-campus students
  • Total number of faculty: 42


  • Enrollment
    Total Enrollment: 496
  • Diversity
    Total number of states represented: 34
    Total number of countries: 7
  • Financial Aid
    Percentage of students receiving financial aid packages: 85%


Major facilities:

  • Science Hall, which houses King Pharmaceuticals Science and Technology Lab, Robinette PC Lab, Kegley Technology Center and Kennedy Auditorium
  • Fine Arts Center, which houses two galleries, Trayer Theatre, Nunn Recital Hall, classrooms and studios
  • Blevins Art Complex, which houses ceramics and sculpture studios
  • Turner Student Center, which houses the post office, Café Intermont, lounge, and VIBES Bookstore
  • Harrison-Jones Memorial Hall, a 982-seat auditorium which houses VI’s Flentrop organ
  • Gymnasium, which houses a fitness center on the lower floor
  • J.F. Hicks Library, which also houses classrooms, computer labs, a media center, and the Tennessee Ernie Ford Music Collection
  • Main Hall, which houses the dining hall and residence halls
  • Intermont Hall, a residence hall
  • Humanities building, which houses classroom space


  • Located on a 120-acre facility
  • Two large indoor arenas
  • One outdoor arena
  • 9 paddocks
  • Classroom and viewing room
  • Cross-country course
  • Nearly 100 box stalls
  • Wash stalls


  • Appalachian College Association (ACA)
  • Common Application
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Virginia College Foundation (VCF)