Virginia Western Community College: Review & Facts

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Virginia Western Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 7,935 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1966 and is one of the 7 colleges located in Roanoke, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
47
Fair
Virginia Western Community College will give you the option to get a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Virginia Western Community College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 47 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Biology, Social Work, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
65%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Virginia Western Community College is relatively low at 65% (close to Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
24 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Virginia Western Community College is very low: 27%.

Student to faculty ratio at Virginia Western Community College is reasonable, 24:1. Find out more details on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$10,600
Medium
Average tuition costs are close to the nationwide median - $9,400 per academic year. The additional fees at Virginia Western Community College (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $1,200; which comes to a total of $10,600 per academic year.

Read the details about Virginia Western Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Virginia Western Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (540) 857-7311 or check Virginia Western Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B+
Dicey
Virginia Western Community College provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Virginia Western Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At the present moment, there is no on-campus housing at Virginia Western Community College.

Based on the college crime data, Virginia Western Community College seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Virginia Western Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Virginia Western Community College, 3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015, USA
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