Virginia Highlands Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,620
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,493
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
2,286
40.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
32.6%
110 Graduates

About

Virginia Highlands Community College is a higher education institution located in Washington County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Virginia Highlands Community College were .

In 2019, 563 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Highlands Community College. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (512 degrees), 25.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,204 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,204 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,493.

In 2019, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,620
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College is $−3,204 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,493
2019 Value
4.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Virginia Highlands Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,493. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Virginia Highlands Community College grew by 4.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

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

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Highlands Community College was of $3,200 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Virginia Highlands Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.85% with respect to 2018, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Virginia Highlands Community College has a total enrollment of 2,286 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College is 927 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,359. This means that 40.6% 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 91.1% White, 2.62% Black or African American, 2.32% Two or More Races, 2.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% Asian, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0875% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.6%), followed by White Male (40%) and Two or More Races Female (1.94%). 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

40.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,286 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College is 927 and the part-time enrollment is 1,359. This means that 40.6% of students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2019 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 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
    2,083
  2. Black or African American
    60
  3. Two or More Races
    53

The enrolled student population at Virginia Highlands Community College is 91.1% White, 2.62% Black or African American, 2.32% Two or More Races, 2.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% Asian, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0875% 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% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 10 students (0.437%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 125 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 (512 degrees awarded). There were 25.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (20 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 (31 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (50 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (242 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 Highlands Community College are Registered nurses (1,383,276 people), Medical & health services managers (148,779 people), Pharmacists (135,947 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,239 people), and Other managers (120,007 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College are Construction (31 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (50 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (242 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), and Agriculture (7 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College are Construction (31 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (50 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (242 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), and Agriculture (7 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 (1,471,970 people), Elementary & secondary schools (325,229 people), Outpatient care centers (230,667 people), Offices of physicians (222,871 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (178,395 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College are Construction (31 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (50 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (242 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), and Agriculture (7 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 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

219
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
344
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Highlands Community College, which is 0.637 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (344).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Highlands Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.517 times less than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 87 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia Highlands Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.93 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% 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, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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 (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia Highlands Community College is Female and Two or More Races (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 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
    512 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Highlands Community College is white (512 degrees awarded). There were 25.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (20 degrees).

0.355% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    309 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    203 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Virginia Highlands Community College is white female (309 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (203 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Highlands Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.93M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.41k (0.0614%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Virginia Highlands Community College had a total salary expenditure of $16.4M. Virginia Highlands Community College employs 18 Associate professors, 14 Assistant professors, and 10 Instructors. Most academics at Virginia Highlands Community College are Female Associate professors (15), Female Assistant professors(10), and Male Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College are: Management, with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 9 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.93M
2019 Endowment
1.52%
decline from 2018

Virginia Highlands Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.93M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Highlands Community College declined 1.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $367k 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. $1.43M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Virginia Highlands Community College received $1.43M 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

$7.31M
2019 Salaries
3.14%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Virginia Highlands Community College paid a median of $7.31M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($16.4M) and a 3.14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.18% decline from 2017 and a 4.71% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.82M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2019, Virginia Highlands Community College paid a total of $2.82M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College were Associate professor with 18 employees; Assistant professor with 14 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College were Management with 26 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 Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College was Female Associate professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Male Instructor with 7 employees.

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

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