Virginia College-Birmingham

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,382
3.23% growth from 2015
2017 Average Net Price
$29,824
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
20.5%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
2,108
71.7% Full-Time

About

Virginia College-Birmingham is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AL. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Virginia College-Birmingham were Medical Assistant (88 degrees awarded), Culinary Arts & Chef Training (66 degrees), and HVAC Maintenance (25 degrees).

In 2018, 703 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia College-Birmingham. 72.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (297 degrees), 2.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (124 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Birmingham is $14,382, which is $2,418 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2016, the median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Birmingham is $14,382

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,824.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students attending Virginia College-Birmingham received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,382
2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Virginia College-Birmingham was $14,382.

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Average Net Price

$29,824
2017 Value
83%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Virginia College-Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,824. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Virginia College-Birmingham grew by 83%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Virginia College-Birmingham received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 17.2% with respect to 2016, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
20.5%
2015 Default Rate
2939
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia College-Birmingham was 20.5%, which represents 2939 out of the 14360 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Virginia College-Birmingham had a total enrollment of 2,108 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Birmingham is 1,512 students and the part-time enrollment is 596. This means that 71.7% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Birmingham are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.9% Black or African American, 16.2% White, 2.56% Two or More Races, 1.28% Hispanic or Latino, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.19% Asian, and 0.0474% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia College-Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (38.1%), followed by White Female (12.2%) and Black or African American Male (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (77.8%), followed by White Male (22.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia College-Birmingham in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,108 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Birmingham is 1,512 and the part-time enrollment is 596. This means that 71.7% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

29%
2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Virginia College-Birmingham was 29%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Virginia College-Birmingham had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Black or African American
    988 enrolled students
  2. White
    342 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    54 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Birmingham is 46.9% Black or African American, 16.2% White, 2.56% Two or More Races, 1.28% Hispanic or Latino, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.19% Asian, and 0.0474% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 684 students (32.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2018, 311 more women than men received degrees from Virginia College-Birmingham. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia College-Birmingham is black or african american (297 degrees awarded). There were 2.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (124 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Virginia College-Birmingham is Medical Assistant (88 degrees awarded), followed by Culinary Arts & Chef Training (66 degrees) and HVAC Maintenance (25 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia College-Birmingham, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (114 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (75 degrees), and Health (305 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia College-Birmingham are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Birmingham in 2018 are Personal & Culinary Services (114 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (75 degrees), Health (305 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Business (148 degrees) (as of 2018).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia College-Birmingham are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Birmingham are Personal & Culinary Services (114 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (75 degrees), Health (305 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Business (148 degrees) (as of 2018).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia College-Birmingham are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Birmingham are Personal & Culinary Services (114 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (75 degrees), Health (305 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Business (148 degrees) (as of 2018).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Virginia College-Birmingham.

In 2018, the most common associates degree concentration at Virginia College-Birmingham was General Business Administration & Management with 47 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

196
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
507
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Birmingham, which is 0.387 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (507).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Birmingham in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 0.9 times less than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Birmingham in Medical Assistant, which is 13 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Virginia College-Birmingham is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. Black or African American
    297 degrees awarded
  2. White
    124 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia College-Birmingham is black or african american (297 degrees awarded). There were 2.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (124 degrees).

34.3% of degree recipients (241 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Black or African American Female
    215 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia College-Birmingham is black or african american female (215 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (83 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia College-Birmingham employs 38 No academic ranks. Most academics at Virginia College-Birmingham are Female No academic rank (20), and Male No academic rank (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Birmingham are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 54 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, and Management with 4 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$12M
2017 Salaries
4.61%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Virginia College-Birmingham paid a median of $12M in salaries, a 4.61% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.21M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2017, Virginia College-Birmingham paid a total of $2.21M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
54 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia College-Birmingham was No academic rank with 38 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Birmingham were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees, and Management with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia College-Birmingham was Female No academic rank with 20 employees, and Male No academic rank with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Virginia College-Birmingham.

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