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General Information

The College

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Eastern Shore Community College is a member of the Virginia Community College System. The College serves the residents of Accomack County and Northampton County as a two-year institution of higher learning.

Operating under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Eastern Shore Community College Board, the college is financed primarily through tuition and other state funds, supplemented by contributions from the two counties and the Eastern Shore Community College Foundation.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, the college provides associate degree programs approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Eastern Shore Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Southern Association of Junior Colleges.

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools can be reached at:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Telephone: 404.679.4501

The ESCC Organizational Chart shows all college divisions and departments and positions within each.

The Campus

Main Building Floor Plan

Workforce Development Center Floor Plan

ESCC occupies a 115-acre site on U.S. Route 13, south of Melfa, on the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula. The facilities include:

  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Bookstore
  • Lecture Hall
  • Administrative Offices
  • Occupational Trade Areas
  • Student Lounge
  • Business Development and Workforce Training Center
  • Library

Notice of Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of Eastern Shore Community College and the Virginia Community College System to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. The policy permits appropriate employment preferences for veterans and specifically prohibits discrimination against veterans. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Michael Driscoll, HR Officer, 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa, VA 23410; 757.789.1754;


Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”.  ESCC has designated Dr. Jeanne Natali as the Title IX Coordinator.  Contact information:  757-789-1759;


Diversity at ESCC

The ESCC community values the pluralistic nature of our society.  We recognize diversity that is not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, culture, social class, age, gender, sexual orientation and physical or mental capability.  We respect the variety of ideas, experiences, and practices that such diversity entails.  It is our commitment to ensure equal opportunity and to sustain a climate of civility for all who work or study at ESCC, or who otherwise participate in the life of the college.



Eastern Shore Community College provides its website, catalog, schedules and handbooks for your general guidance.  The College does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under DNS registrations of and the associated social media site of!/pages/Eastern-Shore-Community-College/167893718312 is up-to-date, complete and accurate, and individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon such information without checking other credible sources such as a college advisor, dean or vice-president.  In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon course information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with the college. Further, the college reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program, whether during a student’s enrollment or otherwise.

Links to other materials and websites provided in these sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute the college’s endorsements of products or services referenced in such materials (October 6, 2011).


Privacy Statement:

This policy applies to all of the products, services and Web sites provided by ESCC, its subsidiaries and affiliated organizations, except as explicitly noted.

At Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC), we recognize that privacy is important. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information policy and practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available through a link on our homepage. Our privacy and public records obligations are governed solely by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the Virginia Privacy Protection Act of 1976, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and by any applicable U.S. federal laws.

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us through our Web site or write to us at 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa,  VA  23410.


Information we collect:

This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to official ESCC Web sites, which are defined as sites with as their top-level domain. The following information explains the Internet privacy policy and practices that the College has adopted for its official Web sites in legal terms. It shall not be construed as a contractual promise, and the College reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice.

Any time you access an official ESCC Web site, certain specific non-personal information is automatically collected in order to help improve the overall ESCC Web experience. Some examples of the information that is collected on every visit include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Log information – Our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a Web site. These server logs may include information such as your Web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • Links – ESCC may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our Internet technology.

Whenever you visit an official non-public ESCC Web page and any time you initiate correspondence with ESCC, we may request certain specific personal information from you in order to complete your request, provide you with a specific service, improve our service to you or follow up on previous requests. At no time will ESCC trade, rent, sell or otherwise distribute this information, except where required by law. Some examples of the personal information we request include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Cookie information – Certain portions of the ESCC Web site are only available to registered users. Therefore, in order to protect those pages from non-registered users, ESCC may request a username and password and store that information on your computer in a cookie. Any request for username and password will be performed automatically on the Web site. At all times, please keep the username and password safe and secure.
  • Contact information – When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this statement and/or in the specific service notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this statement and/or in the specific service notices unless we have obtained your prior consent.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case the College may be unable to provide those services to you.


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

A public body may make reasonable charges not to exceed its actual cost incurred in accessing, duplicating, supplying, or searching for the requested records. No public body shall impose any extraneous, intermediary, or surplus fees or expenses to recoup the general costs associated with creating or maintaining records or transacting the general business of the public body. Any duplicating fee charged by a public body shall not exceed the actual cost of duplication. All charges for the supplying of requested records shall be estimated in advance at the request of the citizen as set forth in subsection F of § 2.2-3704 of the Code of Virginia.

Records requests or information on requesting records for Eastern Shore Community College should be directed to Annette Edwards, Vice President of Finance and Administration.  She can be reached at Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa, VA  23410; 757.789.1768;


Campus Accessibility

Eastern Shore Community College occupies a 115-acre site on U.S. Route 13, south of Melfa. The main academic building includes classrooms, laboratories, a bookstore, a lecture hall, administrative offices, occupational trade areas, a student lounge, and a library.  The Workforce Development Center includes classrooms, computer labs, administrative offices, and a Great Hall.  Most college facilities are available for public use (facilities usage information). The college is open during the entire year on a semester system. Classes are held on campus from early morning through late evening and also online.