Virginia Union University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,530

2.49% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,469

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

16.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

43.9%

4,296 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,674

93.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26.6%

110 Graduates

About

Virginia Union University is a higher education institution located in Richmond city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Virginia Union University were Criminology (41 degrees awarded), General Psychology (23 degrees), and Teacher Education (17 degrees).

In 2017, 324 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Union University. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (307 degrees), 102 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $15,530, which is $-9,664 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $15,530, which is $-9,664 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,469.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 88% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,530

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Virginia Union University was $15,530. The cost of tuition at Virginia Union University is $-9,664 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$20,469

2017 Value

7.98%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Virginia Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,469. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Virginia Union University grew by 7.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,991

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Union University was of $7,991 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.87% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Virginia Union University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 13.3% with respect to 2016, when 83% 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.

16.1%

2016 Default Rate

96

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Union University was 16.1%, which represents 96 out of the 596 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 Union University received 4,296 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 28.7% annual decline. Out of those 4,296 applicants, 1,887 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,674 students enrolled at Virginia Union University in 2017, and 32% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,887

Accepted Out of 4,296

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia Union University was 43.9% (1,887 admissions from 4,296 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 41%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -28.7%, while admissions declined by -23.6%.

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SAT Scores

32%

Submission Percentage

129

Scores Submitted

32% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia Union University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Virginia Union University has a total enrollment of 1,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,558 students and the part-time enrollment is 116. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 92.5% Black or African American, 1.31% White, 1.14% Hispanic or Latino, 0.239% Asian, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Virginia Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (51.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (43%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (48.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (46.8%) and White Female (0.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,558 and the part-time enrollment is 116. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%

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 Union University was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Virginia Union University 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

    1,548

  2. White

    22

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    19

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University is 92.5% Black or African American, 1.31% White, 1.14% Hispanic or Latino, 0.239% Asian, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 70 students (4.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 36 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Union University. The majority of degree recipients at Virginia Union University are black or african american (307 degrees awarded). There were 102 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Virginia Union University is Criminology (41 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (23 degrees) and Teacher Education (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia Union University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (140 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (41 degrees), and History (6 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (457,292 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (334,535 people), Other managers (311,736 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,423 people), and Social workers, all other (162,001 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (140 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (41 degrees), History (6 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 Union University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (140 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (41 degrees), History (6 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 Union University are Elementary & secondary schools (705,664 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (441,109 people), Legal services (367,735 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (300,929 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (248,761 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (140 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (41 degrees), History (6 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 23 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia Union University was Criminology with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 144

  2. 180

In 2017, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University, which is 0.8 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.984 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 64 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.02 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Virginia Union University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia Union University is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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, 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

    307 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

  3. White

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Union University is black or african american (307 degrees awarded). There were 102 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (3 degrees).

0.309% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    173 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    134 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Virginia Union University is black or african american female (173 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (134 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Union University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.21M (9.93%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Virginia Union University had a total salary expenditure of $37.5M. Virginia Union University employs 24 Associate professors, 22 Assistant professors, and 13 Instructors. Most academics at Virginia Union University are Male Assistant professors (13), Male Associate professors(12), and Female Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 58 employees, Service, with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.3M

2017 Endowment

10.5%

growth from 2016

Virginia Union University has an endowment valued at about $32.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Union University grew 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.81M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.55M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Virginia Union University received $3.55M 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

$13.9M

2017 Salaries

4.6%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Virginia Union University paid a median of $13.9M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($37.5M) and a 4.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.17% growth from 2015 and a 7.32% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.24M

Instructional Salaries

63

Number of Employees

In 2017, Virginia Union University paid a total of $3.24M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

24 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Associate professor with 24 employees; Assistant professor with 22 employees; and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees; Service with 41 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Union University was Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Virginia Union University.

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