Virginia College-Savannah

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,382
3.23% growth from 2015
2017 Average Net Price
$30,272
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
20.5%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
535
77.8% Full-Time

About

Virginia College-Savannah is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Virginia College-Savannah were Medical Assistant (115 degrees awarded), Massage Therapy (37 degrees), and Pharmacy Technician (32 degrees).

In 2018, 338 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia College-Savannah. 85.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (223 degrees), 3.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Savannah is $14,382, which is $−559 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

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

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,272.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students attending Virginia College-Savannah received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,382
2016 Undergraduate Tuition

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

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Average Net Price

$30,272
2017 Value
71.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Virginia College-Savannah had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,272. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Virginia College-Savannah grew by 71.7%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Virginia College-Savannah received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 16.3% with respect to 2016, 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-Savannah 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-Savannah had a total enrollment of 535 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Savannah is 416 students and the part-time enrollment is 119. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Savannah are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Savannah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.2% Black or African American, 16.8% White, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.748% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.561% Asian, and 0.187% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia College-Savannah in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (60.1%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Black or African American Male (12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia College-Savannah in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 535 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Savannah is 416 and the part-time enrollment is 119. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Savannah are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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-Savannah was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Virginia College-Savannah 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
    397 enrolled students
  2. White
    90 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Savannah is 74.2% Black or African American, 16.8% White, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.748% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.561% Asian, and 0.187% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2018, 240 more women than men received degrees from Virginia College-Savannah. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia College-Savannah is black or african american (223 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (57 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Virginia College-Savannah is Medical Assistant (115 degrees awarded), followed by Massage Therapy (37 degrees) and Pharmacy Technician (32 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia College-Savannah, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (47 degrees awarded), Health (239 degrees), and Business (46 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-Savannah 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-Savannah in 2018 are Personal & Culinary Services (47 degrees awarded), Health (239 degrees), Business (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 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-Savannah are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Virginia College-Savannah are Personal & Culinary Services (47 degrees awarded), Health (239 degrees), Business (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 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-Savannah 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-Savannah are Personal & Culinary Services (47 degrees awarded), Health (239 degrees), Business (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 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-Savannah.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 115 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Virginia College-Savannah was Medical Assistant with 115 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

49
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
289
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Savannah, which is 0.17 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (289).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Savannah in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.357 times less than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Savannah in Medical Assistant, which is 25.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (73.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Virginia College-Savannah is Male and White (73.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. Black or African American
    223 degrees awarded
  2. White
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia College-Savannah is black or african american (223 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (57 degrees).

8.28% of degree recipients (28 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
    194 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia College-Savannah is black or african american female (194 degrees awarded). There were 3.96 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-Savannah employs 19 No academic ranks. Most academics at Virginia College-Savannah are Female No academic rank (11), and Male No academic rank (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Savannah 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.

Salary Expenditure

$2.98M
2017 Salaries
2.26%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Virginia College-Savannah paid a median of $2.98M in salaries, a 2.26% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$925k
Instructional Salaries
19
Number of Employees

In 2017, Virginia College-Savannah paid a total of $925k to 19 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
19 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-Savannah was No academic rank with 19 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Savannah 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 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-Savannah was Female No academic rank with 11 employees, and Male No academic rank with 8 employees.

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

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