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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,026 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
94% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
151 Graduates

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The median tuition at Virginia Union University is $15,152, which is $17,058 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,956.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Virginia Union University received 6,026 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.9% annual decline. Out of those 6,026 applicants, 2,470 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41% acceptance rate.

There were 1,815 students enrolled at Virginia Union University in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Virginia Union University has a total enrollment of 1,815 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,706 students and the part-time enrollment is 109. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 92.7% Black or African American, 1.54% Hispanic or Latino, 1.49% White, 0.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 3.36% Unknown, and 0.28% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Virginia Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (39.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (28.9%) and White Male (0.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (10.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (10%) and White Female (0.33%).

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In 2016, 41 more women than men graduated from Virginia Union University. The majority of students graduating from Virginia Union University are Black or African American. These 348 graduates mean that there were 116 times more Black or African American graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Virginia Union University is Criminology with 55 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 24 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 20 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Virginia Union University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Theology, with 149 graduates, followed by History with 11 graduates and Social Sciences with 55 graduates.


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Virginia Union University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-107,581 (-0.35%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Virginia Union University had a total expenditure of $35.5M. Of that $35.5M, they spent $13.4M on salaries and $2.01M on benefits.

Virginia Union University employs 32 Associate professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 15 Instructors. Most academics at Virginia Union University are Male Associate professors (17), Female Associate professors (15), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University are: Management, with 41 employees, Service, with 37 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees.



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