Virginia Western Community College (233949)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,680
2022 Average Net Price
$6,215
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.25%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,860
27.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.9%
241 Graduates

About

Virginia Western Community College (233949) is a higher education institution located in Roanoke city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Virginia Western Community College (233949) were Biological & Physical Sciences (105 degrees awarded), General Studies (85 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees).

In 2022, 1,184 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Western Community College (233949). 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (919 degrees), 8.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (104 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is $4,680, which is $−3,432 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is $4,680, which is $−3,432 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,215.

In 2022, 44% of undergraduate students attending Virginia Western Community College (233949) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,680
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Virginia Western Community College (233949) was $4,680. The cost of tuition at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is $−3,432 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,215
2022 Value
2.89%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Virginia Western Community College (233949) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,215. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Virginia Western Community College (233949) grew by 2.89%.

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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 (233949) was of $6,936 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Virginia Western Community College (233949) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 44% 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.
3.25%
2019 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Western Community College (233949) was 3.25%, which represents 20 out of the 615 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 (233949) had a total enrollment of 5,860 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is 1,627 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,233. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College (233949) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Western Community College (233949), both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.6% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 6.38% Hispanic or Latino, 4.83% Two or More Races, 4.06% Asian, 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College (233949) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.8%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Western Community College (233949) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is 1,627 and the part-time enrollment is 4,233. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Virginia Western Community College (233949) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 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 (233949) was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Virginia Western Community College (233949) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,076 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    641 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    374 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is 69.6% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 6.38% Hispanic or Latino, 4.83% Two or More Races, 4.06% Asian, 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 168 students (2.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 212 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Western Community College (233949). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is white (919 degrees awarded). There were 8.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (104 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is Biological & Physical Sciences (105 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (85 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia Western Community College (233949), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (83 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), and Construction (35 degrees).

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 (233949) are Elementary & middle school teachers (81,239 people), Other managers (80,288 people), Software developers (49,359 people), Construction managers (46,740 people), and Registered nurses (36,607 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College (233949) in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (83 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), Construction (35 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), and Precision Production (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (233949) are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College (233949) are Engineering Technologies (83 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), Construction (35 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), and Precision Production (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (233949) are Elementary & secondary schools (179,641 people), Construction (118,207 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (114,168 people), Computer Systems Design (79,320 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (67,973 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Western Community College (233949) are Engineering Technologies (83 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), Construction (35 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), and Precision Production (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (233949).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 105 degrees awarded
  2. 85 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Virginia Western Community College (233949) was Biological & Physical Sciences with 105 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

486
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
698
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 486 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Western Community College (233949), which is 0.696 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (698).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Western Community College (233949) in Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology, which is 11 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Western Community College (233949) in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 2 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from Virginia Western Community College (233949) 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 41% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates 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.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.415% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    919 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is white (919 degrees awarded). There were 8.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (104 degrees).

1.44% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    523 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    396 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia Western Community College (233949) is white female (523 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (396 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Western Community College (233949) has an endowment valued at nearly $23.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 14.9k (0.0641%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Virginia Western Community College (233949) had a total salary expenditure of 53.1M. Virginia Western Community College (233949) employs 27 Associate professors, 18 Assistant professors and 17 Professors. Most academics at Virginia Western Community College (233949) are Female Associate professor (15), Male Associate professor (12), and Female Assistant professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College (233949) are: Management, with 80 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Endowment

$23.3M
2022 Endowment
15%
growth from 2021

Virginia Western Community College (233949) has an endowment valued at about $23.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Western Community College (233949) grew 15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.1M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.7M
2022 Salaries
7.52%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Virginia Western Community College (233949) paid a median of $18.7M in salaries, which represents 35.3% of their overall expenditure ($53.1M) and a 7.52% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.37M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2022, Virginia Western Community College (233949) paid a total of $5.37M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College (233949) were Associate professor with 27 employees, Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College (233949) were Management with 80 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Western Community College (233949) was Female Associate professor with 15 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Virginia Western Community College (233949).

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