Virginia Union University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,530
32.2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,722
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.4%
6,208 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,516
89.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
35.6%
150 Graduates

About

Virginia Union University is a higher education institution located in Richmond city, VA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Virginia Union University were Criminology (39 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (29 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2020, 323 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Union University. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (305 degrees), 61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $10,530, which is $−17,870 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $10,530, which is $−17,870 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,722.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Virginia Union University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,530
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Virginia Union University was $10,530. The cost of tuition at Virginia Union University is $−17,870 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$18,722
2020 Value
12.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Virginia Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,722. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Virginia Union University grew by 12.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,001
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Union University was of $8,001 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Virginia Union University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.06% with respect to 2019, when 85% 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.
11.7%
2018 Default Rate
62
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Union University was 11.7%, which represents 62 out of the 530 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Virginia Union University received 6,208 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 48.4% annual growth. Out of those 6,208 applicants, 4,678 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,516 students enrolled at Virginia Union University in 2020, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 7.67%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,678
Accepted Out of 6,208

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia Union University was 75.4% (4,678 admissions from 6,208 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 48.4%, while admissions grew by 77.3%.

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage
121
Scores Submitted

34% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia Union University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Virginia Union University has a total enrollment of 1,516 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,360 students and the part-time enrollment is 156. This means that 89.7% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.7% Black or African American, 1.45% Hispanic or Latino, 0.858% White, 0.528% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.396% Two or More Races, 0.264% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (48.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (43.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.842%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (49.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (43.6%) and White Male (1.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,516 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,360 and the part-time enrollment is 156. This means that 89.7% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Union University was 61%. 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
    1,360
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    22
  3. White
    13

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University is 89.7% Black or African American, 1.45% Hispanic or Latino, 0.858% White, 0.528% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.396% Two or More Races, 0.264% Asian, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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In 2020, 39 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Union University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia Union University is black or african american (305 degrees awarded). There were 61 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Virginia Union University is Criminology (39 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (29 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (23 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 (95 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (39 degrees), and Biology (29 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 Union University are Physicians (399,694 people), Other managers (393,396 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (361,116 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (254,809 people), and Postsecondary teachers (222,655 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (95 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (39 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Communications (17 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 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 Union University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (95 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (39 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Communications (17 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 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 Union University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (618,518 people), Elementary & secondary schools (581,587 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (560,711 people), Legal services (295,239 people), and Computer Systems Design (254,562 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (95 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (39 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Communications (17 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia Union University was Criminology with 39 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

142
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
181
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 142 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University, which is 0.785 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (181).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.11 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.897 times less than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% of students graduating from Virginia Union University 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia Union University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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, 0.667% of graduates (1 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
    305 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    5 degrees awarded
  3. White
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Union University is black or african american (305 degrees awarded). There were 61 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (5 degrees).

1.55% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    172 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    133 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia Union University is black or african american female (172 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 (133 degrees).

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Virginia Union University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Virginia Union University had a total salary expenditure of $38.1M. Virginia Union University employs 29 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Virginia Union University are Male Assistant professors (15), Female Assistant professors(14), and Male Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University are: Management, with 42 employees, Service, with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

Endowment

$32.6M
2020 Endowment
2.43%
decline from 2019

Virginia Union University has an endowment valued at about $32.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Union University declined 2.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.22M 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. $4.53M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Virginia Union University received $4.53M 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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Salary Expenditure

$14.8M
2020 Salaries
4.24%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Virginia Union University paid a median of $14.8M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($38.1M) and a 4.24% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.4% growth from 2018 and a 3.66% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.64M
Instructional Salaries
70
Number of Employees

In 2020, Virginia Union University paid a total of $4.64M to 70 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Assistant professor with 29 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Management with 42 employees; Service with 29 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Union University was Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Associate professor with 12 employees.

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

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