Virginia Highlands Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,620
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,406
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
2,086
40.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
39.9%
117 Graduates

About

Virginia Highlands Community College is a higher education institution located in Washington County, VA. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Virginia Highlands Community College were N/A.

In 2020, 608 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Highlands Community College. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (560 degrees), 37.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,360 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,360 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,406.

In 2020, 54% of undergraduate students attending Virginia Highlands Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,620
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College is $−3,360 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,406
2020 Value
1.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Virginia Highlands Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,406. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Virginia Highlands Community College grew by 1.34%.

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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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Other Student Expenses

$3,200
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Highlands Community College was of $3,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Virginia Highlands Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8% with respect to 2019, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Virginia Highlands Community College has a total enrollment of 2,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College is 843 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,243. This means that 40.4% of students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Highlands Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.9% White, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 2.11% Two or More Races, 2.01% Black or African American, 1.05% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0959% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52%), followed by White Male (39.3%) and Black or African American Female (1.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College is 843 and the part-time enrollment is 1,243. This means that 40.4% of students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2020 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 Highlands Community College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Virginia Highlands Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,896
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    45
  3. Two or More Races
    44

The enrolled student population at Virginia Highlands Community College is 90.9% White, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 2.11% Two or More Races, 2.01% Black or African American, 1.05% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0959% 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 Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 25 students (1.2%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 130 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Highlands Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia Highlands Community College is white (560 degrees awarded). There were 37.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia Highlands Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (40 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees).

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 Highlands Community College are Registered nurses (1,305,204 people), Medical & health services managers (149,427 people), Pharmacists (133,075 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (119,989 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (119,351 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College are Construction (40 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Health (216 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 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 Highlands Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College are Construction (40 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Health (216 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 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 Highlands Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,450,087 people), Elementary & secondary schools (324,566 people), Outpatient care centers (211,584 people), Offices of physicians (189,021 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (175,383 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College are Construction (40 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Health (216 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 degrees).

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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 Highlands Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia Highlands Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

239
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
369
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 239 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Highlands Community College, which is 0.648 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Highlands Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.769 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 78 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia Highlands Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.3 times more than the 60 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from Virginia Highlands Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia Highlands Community College is Female and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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. White
    560 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Highlands Community College is white (560 degrees awarded). There were 37.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

0.658% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    337 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    223 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia Highlands Community College is white female (337 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (223 degrees).

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Virginia Highlands Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.92M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.3k (0.0844%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Virginia Highlands Community College had a total salary expenditure of $17.7M. Virginia Highlands Community College employs 13 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors, and 8 Instructors. Most academics at Virginia Highlands Community College are Female Associate professors (9), Female Assistant professors(8), and Male Instructors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College are: Management, with 25 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 9 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

Endowment

$3.92M
2020 Endowment
0.483%
decline from 2019

Virginia Highlands Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.92M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Highlands Community College declined 0.483% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $508k lower than 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 Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.37M - Federal
  2. $500 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Virginia Highlands Community College received $1.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $500 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.49M
2020 Salaries
2.49%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Virginia Highlands Community College paid a median of $7.49M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($17.7M) and a 2.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.14% decline from 2018 and a 2.18% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.12M
Instructional Salaries
36
Number of Employees

In 2020, Virginia Highlands Community College paid a total of $2.12M to 36 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College were Assistant professor with 13 employees; Associate professor with 12 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College were Management with 25 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College was Female Associate professor with 9 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Virginia Highlands Community College.

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