Virginia Western Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,193

2.77% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,619

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

19.3%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

7,719

29.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

26.7%

282 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 2016, 1,181 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Western Community College. 59.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (950 degrees), 7.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (132 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Western Community College is $4,193, which is $-3,127 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Western Community College is $4,193, which is $-3,127 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,619.

In 2016, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,193

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Virginia Western Community College was $4,193. The cost of tuition at Virginia Western Community College is $-3,127 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$6,619

2016 Value

0.883%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Virginia Western Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,619. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Virginia Western Community College grew by 0.883%.

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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 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.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

12%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Virginia Western Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2015, when 42% 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.

19.3%

2015 Default Rate

191

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Western Community College was 19.3%, which represents 191 out of the 990 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 Western Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 7,719 students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia Western Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia Western Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia Western Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Virginia Western Community College has a total enrollment of 7,719 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Western Community College is 2,248 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,471. This means that 29.1% 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 77% White, 9.99% Black or African American, 3.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Two or More Races, 3.34% Asian, 0.181% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (36.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Western Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,719 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Western Community College is 2,248 and the part-time enrollment is 5,471. This means that 29.1% of students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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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 Western Community College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Virginia Western Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,941

  2. Black or African American

    771

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    304

The enrolled student population at Virginia Western Community College is 77% White, 9.99% Black or African American, 3.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Two or More Races, 3.34% Asian, 0.181% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 44 students (0.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 217 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Western Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Virginia Western Community College are white (950 degrees awarded). There were 7.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (132 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (79 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (368 degrees), and Construction (22 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 Western Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (109,409 people), Miscellaneous managers (104,218 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (41,877 people), Physicians & surgeons (40,038 people), and Construction managers (38,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (79 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (368 degrees), Construction (22 degrees), Science Technologies (4 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (37 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 Western Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (79 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (368 degrees), Construction (22 degrees), Science Technologies (4 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (37 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 Elementary & secondary schools (181,820 people), Hospitals (126,638 people), Construction (102,109 people), Computer Systems Design (82,149 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (72,159 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (79 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (368 degrees), Construction (22 degrees), Science Technologies (4 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (37 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 482

  2. 699

In 2016, 482 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Western Community College, which is 0.69 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (699).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 103 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Western Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.844 times less than the 122 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 122 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia Western Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.18 times more than the 103 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 (32.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia Western Community College is Female and White (32.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates 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, 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. White

    950 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    132 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Western Community College is white (950 degrees awarded). There were 7.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (132 degrees).

0.254% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    559 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    391 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Virginia Western Community College is white female (559 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (391 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Western Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.76M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.37k (0.0242%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Virginia Western Community College had a total expenditure of $45.6M. Of that $45.6M, they spent $20M on salaries and $45.6M on benefits.

Virginia Western Community College employs 25 Associate professors, 24 Instructors, and 23 Assistant professors. Most academics at Virginia Western Community College are Female Assistant professors (18), Female Instructors(14), and Female Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College are: Management, with 60 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.76M

2015 Endowment

34.9%

growth from 2014

Virginia Western Community College has an endowment valued at about $9.76M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Western Community College grew 34.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.64M 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. $1.55M - Federal

  2. $3.73k - State

  3. $52.9k - Local

As of 2015, Virginia Western Community College received $1.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.73k from state grants and contracts, and $52.9k from local grants and contracts.

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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.

$20M

Salary Expenditure

$45.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Virginia Western Community College had a total expenditure of $45.6M. Of that $45.6M, they spent $20M on salaries and $45.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Virginia Western Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$20M

2015 Salaries

1.06%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Virginia Western Community College paid a median of $20M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($45.6M) and a 1.06% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.66% growth from 2013 and a 3.38% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.48M

Instructional Salaries

92

Number of Employees

In 2015, Virginia Western Community College paid a total of $5.48M to 92 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

60 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College were Associate professor with 25 employees; Instructor with 24 employees; and Instructor with 23 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College were Management with 60 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 22 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Female Associate professor with 13 employees.

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

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