We have always been more than campuses and courses,
degrees and certificates.
Our real passion is transformation – the transformation
our students achieve and the ways we transform
ourselves to better serve our communities.
We all have tremendous potential, a spark of possibility
glowing within us.
For some, that spark may be hidden. So often, our
students tell us they didn’t even know they could
succeed, but here they find a catalyst: a teacher, a
friend, a mentor, a community whose confidence in
them is so powerful that it inspires them to see new
It’s easy to miss that depth; to think, on the surface,
you’ve seen all there is to see. But we know different.
We’ve heard the stories, we’ve seen the successes, we’ve
witnessed the talents of our students.
What comes to mind when you think of College of The
The state’s first community college. A host of excellent
programs. A strong tradition in the Albemarle region.
Four campuses across seven counties.
We claim all of these things, but above all, we are a
catalyst for transforming lives. It’s time we tell our story
in a bold new way and proclaim the transformational
power of the COA experience more widely than ever
No matter your background, whatever your goals, at
the College of The Albemarle, you will transform your