Virginia College-Columbus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,382

3.23% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,387

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

20.5%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

556

73.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

31.5%

85 Graduates

About

Virginia College-Columbus is a higher education institution located in Muscogee County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Virginia College-Columbus were .

In 2016, 248 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia College-Columbus. 83.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (174 degrees), 3.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Columbus is $14,382, which is $7,062 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Columbus is $14,382, which is $7,062 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,387.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,382

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Virginia College-Columbus was $14,382. The cost of tuition at Virginia College-Columbus is $7,062 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$18,387

2016 Value

2.92%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Virginia College-Columbus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,387. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Virginia College-Columbus grew by 2.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,689

Room and Board

$150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia College-Columbus was of $7,689 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $150. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Virginia College-Columbus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.49% with respect to 2015, when 86% 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-Columbus 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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Admissions

Virginia College-Columbus received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 556 students enrolled at Virginia College-Columbus in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia College-Columbus has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia College-Columbus was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia College-Columbus in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Virginia College-Columbus has a total enrollment of 556 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Columbus is 411 students and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Columbus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Columbus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.1% Black or African American, 13.5% White, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino, 0.899% Asian, 0.36% Two or More Races, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Virginia College-Columbus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (60.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (15.8%) and White Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia College-Columbus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 556 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Columbus is 411 and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Columbus are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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-Columbus was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Virginia College-Columbus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    423

  2. White

    75

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Columbus is 76.1% Black or African American, 13.5% White, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino, 0.899% Asian, 0.36% Two or More Races, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 29 students (5.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 168 more women than men received degrees from Virginia College-Columbus. The majority of degree recipients at Virginia College-Columbus are black or african american (174 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Virginia College-Columbus is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia College-Columbus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (55 degrees awarded), Health (136 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (24 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are Registered nurses (1,308,751 people), Accountants & auditors (1,100,142 people), Miscellaneous managers (860,099 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (512,232 people), and Financial managers (437,307 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are Personal & Culinary Services (55 degrees awarded), Health (136 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (24 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Business (18 degrees).

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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-Columbus are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are Personal & Culinary Services (55 degrees awarded), Health (136 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (24 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Business (18 degrees).

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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-Columbus are Hospitals (1,743,508 people), Computer Systems Design (870,797 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (668,645 people), Elementary & secondary schools (667,779 people), and Banking & related activities (538,207 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are Personal & Culinary Services (55 degrees awarded), Health (136 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (24 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Business (18 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia College-Columbus was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 40

  2. 208

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Columbus, which is 0.192 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (208).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Columbus in Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications, which is 2.8 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 60 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia College-Columbus in Medical Assistant, which is 12 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 40% of students graduating from Virginia College-Columbus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia College-Columbus is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    174 degrees awarded

  2. White

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia College-Columbus is black or african american (174 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (55 degrees).

1.21% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    142 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Virginia College-Columbus is black or african american female (142 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (49 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia College-Columbus has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Virginia College-Columbus had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $3.07M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

Virginia College-Columbus employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Virginia College-Columbus are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Columbus are: Management, with 12 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 11 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Virginia College-Columbus has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia College-Columbus stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Virginia College-Columbus received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$3.07M

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Virginia College-Columbus had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $3.07M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Virginia College-Columbus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.07M

2015 Salaries

6.25%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Virginia College-Columbus paid a median of $3.07M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 6.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from N/A and a 0% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$517k

Instructional Salaries

15

Number of Employees

In 2015, Virginia College-Columbus paid a total of $517k to 15 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

12 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia College-Columbus were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Columbus were Management with 12 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia College-Columbus was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Virginia College-Columbus.

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