H. Lavity Stoutt Community College

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H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC)
Established 1990
Type Community College
President Dr. Karl Dawson
Students ~1,000
Location Paraquita Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
18°25′26″N 64°34′43″W / 18.4240°N 64.5785°W / 18.4240; -64.5785Coordinates: 18°25′26″N 64°34′43″W / 18.4240°N 64.5785°W / 18.4240; -64.5785
Colors Green & Gold
Nickname HLSCC
Mascot Stingray
Affiliations Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions; American Association of Community Colleges
Website www.hlscc.edu.vg

The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (often referred to locally as HLSCC) is a community college in the British Virgin Islands. At present there are only two tertiary institutions in the territory, The University of the West Indies and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College which most of the students choose to attend.

The college was originally established in 1990 as the British Virgin Islands Community College under the College Act, 1990. The institution was subsequently renamed in favour of Lavity Stoutt, first Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands and founding chairman of the College's Board of Governors.[1]

In 1993 the College moved into a new three-storey facility at its Paraquita Bay Campus, where it still principally resides. The first campus building encompassed some 10,000 square feet and had 15 classrooms and laboratories on the upper floors, and 4,700 square feet for administrative offices on the ground floor.

The current study body is over 1,000 students. The current President (and the College's fourth) is Dr. Karl Dawson, a native BVIslander.

Many students attend the college for a period of one or two years to obtain a certain amount of course credit before transferring to a college in the United States. However, not all colleges in the U.S. educational system recognise course credit from the College. A list of institutions who recognise credits from the College is listed on the website.[2]

HLSCC was granted candidacy for accreditation in June 2012.


  1. ^ "Things to know about us". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
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