Virginia Union University

Add Comparison

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,152

5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,956

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

15.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

41%

6,026 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,815

94% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

32.8%

151 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 (55 degrees awarded), General Psychology (24 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2016, 359 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Union University. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (348 degrees), 116 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $15,152, which is $-9,263 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $15,152, which is $-9,263 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,152

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Virginia Union University was $15,152. The cost of tuition at Virginia Union University is $-9,263 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Virginia Union University (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$18,956

2016 Value

1.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Virginia Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,956. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Virginia Union University grew by 1.2%.

This chart compares the average net price of Virginia Union University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$7,693

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Union University was of $7,693 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Virginia Union University (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Virginia Union University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 11.7% with respect to 2015, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Virginia Union University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

15.4%

2015 Default Rate

108

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Union University was 15.4%, which represents 108 out of the 701 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

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.

Acceptance Rate

41%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,470

Accepted Out of 6,026

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia Union University was 41% (2,470 admissions from 6,026 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 49%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -179%, while admissions declined by -314%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Virginia Union University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia Union University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

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, 0.331% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.275% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Asian, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Virginia Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (54%), followed by Black or African American Male (40%) and White Male (1.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (48%), followed by Black or African American Female (46.4%) and White Female (1.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,815 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,706 and the part-time enrollment is 109. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Virginia Union University (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

66%

2016 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Virginia Union University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Virginia Union University (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,683

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    28

  3. White

    27

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University is 92.7% Black or African American, 1.54% Hispanic or Latino, 1.49% White, 0.331% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.275% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Asian, 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 61 students (3.36%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2016, 41 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Union University. The majority of degree recipients at Virginia Union University are black or african american (348 degrees awarded). There were 116 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Virginia Union University is Criminology (55 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (24 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (20 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 (149 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), and Social Sciences (55 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 Union University are Miscellaneous managers (454,428 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (440,069 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (374,738 people), Counselors (224,689 people), and Social workers (210,723 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (149 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Social Sciences (55 degrees), Communications (18 degrees), and Psychology (24 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (149 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Social Sciences (55 degrees), Communications (18 degrees), and Psychology (24 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 (782,438 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (512,630 people), Legal services (370,572 people), Hospitals (356,247 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (279,957 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (149 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Social Sciences (55 degrees), Communications (18 degrees), and Psychology (24 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Virginia Union University.

Most Common

  1. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia Union University was Criminology with 55 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Virginia Union University according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 159

  2. 200

In 2016, 159 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University, which is 0.795 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (200).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Virginia Union University by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.907 times less than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 75 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.1 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 14% of students graduating from Virginia Union University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (34.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia Union University is Female and Black or African American (34.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.99% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    348 degrees awarded

  2. White

    3 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Union University is black or african american (348 degrees awarded). There were 116 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3 degrees).

0.557% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    197 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    151 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Virginia Union University is black or african american female (197 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (151 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

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 $-108k (-0.345%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k 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 $35.5M on benefits.

Virginia Union University employs 31 Associate professors, 28 Assistant professors, and 12 Instructors. Most academics at Virginia Union University are Male Associate professors (18), Female Assistant professors(17), and Female Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University are: Service, with 42 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.2M

2015 Endowment

1.14%

decline from 2014

Virginia Union University has an endowment valued at about $31.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Union University declined 1.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.47M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Virginia Union University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.61M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Virginia Union University received $3.61M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$13.4M

Salary Expenditure

$35.5M

Benefits Expenditure

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

The bar chart shows the share of the primary expenses at Virginia Union University over time, and the line chart shows the expenditure for solely salaries and benefits over time compared to the median for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Virginia Union University as a share of total expenditure.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Salary Expenditure

$13.4M

2015 Salaries

7.32%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Virginia Union University paid a median of $13.4M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($35.5M) and a 7.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.52% decline from 2013 and a 1.52% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$4.44M

Instructional Salaries

86

Number of Employees

In 2015, Virginia Union University paid a total of $4.44M to 86 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

31 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

42 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Associate professor with 31 employees; Assistant professor with 28 employees; and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Service with 42 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Union University was Male Associate professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 13 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart