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Name and College History

1.B – Name

Vance-Granville Community College is the official name of the College as of October 1976.

1.C – College History

The North Carolina General Assembly founded Vance-Granville Community College as Vance County Technical Institute in 1969. The College’s present name was changed in October of 1976. Initially the school offered classes in various community locations in January of 1970. Located midway between Henderson and Oxford alongside Interstate 85, a new campus consisting of four buildings opened in August 1976. Currently, the Main Campus of VanceGranville Community College consists of ten buildings, including a Civic Center. The College also offers classes at three other campuses in the four county service area: South Campus, between Butner and Creedmoor in southern Granville County; Warren County Campus, in downtown Warrenton; and Franklin County Campus, west of Louisburg.

For more of the College’s history, please visit the VGCC History Page.