Virginia Western Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,680
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,663
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,303
28.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33.1%
264 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 1,210 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Western Community College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (967 degrees), 9.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (105 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Western Community College is $4,680, which is $−3,144 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Western Community College is $4,680, which is $−3,144 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,663.

In 2019, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,680
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Virginia Western Community College was $4,680. The cost of tuition at Virginia Western Community College is $−3,144 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,663
2019 Value
3.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Virginia Western Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,663. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Virginia Western Community College grew by 3.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,936
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Western Community College was of $6,936 in 2019. 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 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

40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Virginia Western Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.44% with respect to 2018, when 41% 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.
13.9%
2017 Default Rate
113
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Western Community College was 13.9%, which represents 113 out of the 815 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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Enrollment

Virginia Western Community College has a total enrollment of 6,303 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Western Community College is 1,784 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,519. This means that 28.3% of students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Western Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 10.1% Black or African American, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Two or More Races, 3.65% Asian, 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.77%). 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

28.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Western Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,303 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Western Community College is 1,784 and the part-time enrollment is 4,519. This means that 28.3% of students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Western Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Virginia Western Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,741
  2. Black or African American
    635
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    309

The enrolled student population at Virginia Western Community College is 75.2% White, 10.1% Black or African American, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Two or More Races, 3.65% Asian, 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% 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, 72 students (1.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 134 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Western Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia Western Community College is white (967 degrees awarded). There were 9.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (105 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Virginia Western Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia Western Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (95 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (109 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 Western Community College are Other managers (75,920 people), Software developers (46,659 people), Construction managers (45,935 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (40,981 people), and Physicians (30,604 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College are Science Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (95 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (109 degrees), Construction (30 degrees), and Precision Production (40 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 Western Community College are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College are Science Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (95 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (109 degrees), Construction (30 degrees), and Precision Production (40 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 Western Community College are Construction (108,359 people), Elementary & secondary schools (95,387 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (87,228 people), Computer Systems Design (63,567 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (47,242 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College are Science Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (95 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (109 degrees), Construction (30 degrees), and Precision Production (40 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 Western 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 Western Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

538
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
672
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 538 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Western Community College, which is 0.801 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (672).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Western Community College in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 0.758 times less than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 71 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia Western Community College in General Studies, which is 2.29 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Virginia Western 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 38% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia Western Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 0.758% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    967 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Western Community College is white (967 degrees awarded). There were 9.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (105 degrees).

0.413% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    509 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    458 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Virginia Western Community College is white female (509 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (458 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Western Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $137k (0.958%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Virginia Western Community College had a total salary expenditure of $43.6M. Virginia Western Community College employs 24 Associate professors, 24 Assistant professors, and 15 Instructors. Most academics at Virginia Western Community College are Female Assistant professors (16), Female Associate professors(15), and Male Instructors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College are: Management, with 68 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.4M
2019 Endowment
4.83%
growth from 2018

Virginia Western Community College has an endowment valued at about $14.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Western Community College grew 4.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.1M higher 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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.13M - Federal
  2. $10k - State
  3. $69.1k - Local

As of 2019, Virginia Western Community College received $1.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10k from state grants and contracts, and $69.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.5M
2019 Salaries
1.97%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Virginia Western Community College paid a median of $17.5M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($43.6M) and a 1.97% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.09% growth from 2017 and a 3.11% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.86M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2019, Virginia Western Community College paid a total of $4.86M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.8% 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
24 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
68 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College were Associate professor with 24 employees; Assistant professor with 24 employees; and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College were Management with 68 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College was Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Male Instructor with 9 employees.

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

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