Virginia College-Columbus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,382

NaNk% growth from N/A

2017 Average Net Price

$30,601

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

527

72.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

32.2%

109 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 2017, 251 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia College-Columbus. 82.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (152 degrees), 2.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Columbus is $14,382, which is $6,968 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Columbus is $14,382, which is $6,968 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,601.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% 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 $6,968 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$30,601

2017 Value

66.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Virginia College-Columbus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,601. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Virginia College-Columbus grew by 66.4%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Virginia College-Columbus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.43% with respect to 2016, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Virginia College-Columbus has a total enrollment of 527 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Columbus is 381 students and the part-time enrollment is 146. This means that 72.3% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Columbus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Columbus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.8% Black or African American, 13.5% White, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 1.9% Two or More Races, 0.38% Asian, 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 (55.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.8%) and White Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia College-Columbus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 527 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Columbus is 381 and the part-time enrollment is 146. This means that 72.3% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Columbus are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%

2017 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 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Virginia College-Columbus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    373

  2. White

    71

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Columbus is 70.8% Black or African American, 13.5% White, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 1.9% Two or More Races, 0.38% Asian, 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 163 more women than men received degrees from Virginia College-Columbus. The majority of degree recipients at Virginia College-Columbus are black or african american (152 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (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 (41 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (42 degrees), and Health (122 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 (1,389,068 people), Accountants & auditors (1,117,707 people), Other managers (742,332 people), Software developers (513,593 people), and Financial managers (441,407 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are Personal & Culinary Services (41 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (42 degrees), Health (122 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Business (28 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are Personal & Culinary Services (41 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (42 degrees), Health (122 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Business (28 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,757,432 people), Computer Systems Design (873,611 people), Elementary & secondary schools (720,221 people), Banking & related activities (553,641 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (507,318 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Columbus are Personal & Culinary Services (41 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (42 degrees), Health (122 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Business (28 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 false, 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. 44

  2. 207

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Columbus, which is 0.213 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (207).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Columbus in Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications, which is 2.13 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 59 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia College-Columbus in Medical Assistant, which is 29.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

31%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% of students graduating from Virginia College-Columbus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia College-Columbus is Female and Two or More Races (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 17.4% of graduates (19 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

    152 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    55 degrees awarded

  3. White

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia College-Columbus is black or african american (152 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (55 degrees).

21.9% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    127 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Virginia College-Columbus is black or african american female (127 degrees awarded). There were 4.7 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (27 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia College-Columbus has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Virginia College-Columbus had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Virginia College-Columbus employs 9 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Virginia College-Columbus are Female No academic ranks (9), Male No academic ranks(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Columbus are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 12 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 4 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Virginia College-Columbus has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 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 2017, 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

Salary Expenditure

$2.84M

2017 Salaries

9.65%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Virginia College-Columbus paid a median of $2.84M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 9.65% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.29% growth from 2015 and a 6.25% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$429k

Instructional Salaries

9

Number of Employees

In 2017, Virginia College-Columbus paid a total of $429k to 9 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

9 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

12 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia College-Columbus were No academic rank with 9 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Columbus were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 4 employees; and Management with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia College-Columbus was Female No academic rank with 9 employees, Male No academic rank with 0 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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