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Virginia Tech
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Blacksburg, VA 24061
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25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2018-19
Accounting and Information Systems, Aerospace And Ocean Engineering, Animal and Poultry Science, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Human Development, Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Management, Marketing Management, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Veterinary Medicine

Program Inventory


SAT is an imperfect predictor of college readiness and success and it is only one of many factors in admissions.
This report does not assume any paritcular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.
Admission Summary, 2018-19 First-Time in College
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

SAT Scores by Domicile Status for First-Time in College Students, 2018-19
DomicileNLow ScoreAverageHighestLowest ScoreAverageHighest Score

Admission Summary, 2018-19 Graduate
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

Admission Summary, 2018-19 First Professional
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermUndergraduatesGraduate StudentsTotal First ProfessionalsTotal

See the report E22: Fall Headcount: Trends in Race Ethnicity for definitions and additiional student levels.

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
Total Undergraduate Enrollment by Locality, 2018
# of Students By Origin
0 Students
0 Students1 to 1011 to 4950 to 99100 to 249250 to 499500 to 9991,000 to 2,4992,500 to 4,9995,000 and above

Degrees Awarded

STEMH - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Professions
Retention and Graduation

88% of all students entering in 2009-10 either graduated within an Extended Time-to-Completion or were continuing their enrollment in the final year of observation. These Student Success Index results are based on students completing at any Virginia institution.

Graduation Rates within Six Years
Students Entering Institution in Fall and Spring of 2011-12 and completing at this institution.
Gender: All, Race/Ethnicity Status: All

Six-year institutional graduation rates compared to sector rates and the minimum and maximum values of the rates for Virginia institutions.
FTIC = First-Time in College.
Comparisons are to institutions at the same degree-level.

FTIC (All)
Overall Publics:  71%
Overall Privates:  42%

FTIC, In-State
Overall Publics:  70%
Overall Privates:  47%

FTIC, In-State, Direct from High School
Overall Publics:  72%
Overall Privates:  51%

FTIC with No Financial Aid
Overall Publics:  65%
Overall Privates:  40%

FTIC with Pell
Overall Publics:  56%
Overall Privates:  26%

FTIC, Family Income $0 - $49,999
Overall Publics:  56%
Overall Privates:  25%
FTIC, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999
Overall Publics:  68%
Overall Privates:  50%

FTIC, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999
Overall Publics:  75%
Overall Privates:  60%

FTIC, Family Income $150,000 and Greater
Overall Publics:  80%
Overall Privates:  65%

FTIC, Family Income Not Reported
Overall Publics:  76%
Overall Privates:  51%

FTIC, Students earning 60 credits or Greater in First Two Years
Overall Publics:  78%
Overall Privates:  61%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
Student Transfer

Students Transferring into Virginia Tech
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year to the institutions below.

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Transfer Enrollment
Average # New Transfers (2012-13 to 2015-16)Average # NewTransfers (2012-13 to 2015-16) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2015-16 to 2018-19)
Blue Ridge Community College16 79%12
Central Virginia Community College21 79%13
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College2 1
Danville Community College5 7
Eastern Shore Community College2 1
Germanna Community College23 74%19
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College21 85%16
John Tyler Community College13 76%11
Lord Fairfax Community College25 83%17
Mountain Empire Community College1 1
New River Community College90 75%65
Northern Virginia Community College219 82%174
Patrick Henry Community College5 4
Paul D Camp Community College1 1
Piedmont Virginia Community College19 83%15
Rappahannock Community College4 2
Richard Bland College6 3
Southside Virginia Community College7 5
Southwest Virginia Community College13 77%11
Thomas Nelson Community College24 79%16
Tidewater Community College41 78%27
Total Public Two-Year Institutions671 80%514
Virginia Community College System664 80%511
Virginia Highlands Community College12 73%11
Virginia Western Community College75 85%58
Wytheville Community College22 82%20

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Student Debt

Debt of 2017-18 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Associates - Occupational/Technical400%260%$555,3020%
First Professional1221%991%$16,352,9795%

  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Techincal Credit Associate degrees.
  • Bachelors: Includes graduates who received Four- and Five-Year Bachelor's degrees.
  • Graduate: Includes graduates who received Graduate Master's and Doctorate degrees.

Four-Year Bachelor's Degree
Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-143,21167%$ 19,500$ 27,300$ 29,393$ 36,500
2014-153,43468%$ 19,430$ 27,000$ 28,963$ 36,000
2015-163,52968%$ 19,476$ 27,000$ 29,878$ 37,500
2016-173,44766%$ 19,500$ 27,000$ 30,873$ 38,750
2017-183,39067%$ 19,500$ 27,000$ 30,911$ 37,500

Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed
borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity
is not available.

Post-Completion Wages of Graduates

Graduates' Wages in 2016, 18 Months after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)4953.1%$ 28,792$ 30,062
Four-Year Bachelor's Degree5,84540.9%$ 46,392$ 46,034
Five-Year Bachelor's Degree10721.5%$ 47,202$ 52,958
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate23734.2%$ 62,486$ 57,998
First Professional Degree11932.8%$ 81,461$ 82,048
Master's Degree1,51431.8%$ 72,478$ 58,191
Post-Master's Certificate4090.0%$ 67,206$ 61,374
Doctor's Degree51617.8%$ 79,265$ 79,861

Graduates' Wages in 2016, Five Years after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)5666.1%$ 37,727$ 38,534
Four-Year Bachelor's Degree5,46636.9%$ 64,220$ 59,885
Five-Year Bachelor's Degree13825.4%$ 61,443$ 60,045
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
First Professional Degree9334.4%$ 100,788$ 98,600
Master's Degree1,46934.7%$ 88,493$ 73,113
Post-Master's Certificate0
Doctor's Degree47915.9%$ 91,655$ 88,262
Total7,71535.2%$ 69,565$ 63,386

Tuition and Fees

Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$11,595$2,096$9,342$23,033
General Graduate$13,876$2,096$$15,972
First Professional - Vet$23,281$2,096$$25,377
First Professional - Medicine$53,288$768$$54,056

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$30,739$2,096$9,342$42,177
General Graduate$28,393$2,096$$30,489
First Professional - Vet$52,414$2,096$$54,510
First Professional - Medicine$53,288$768$$54,056
  • Charges represent the weighted average double occupancy room charge and the maximum weekly meal plan offered, not necessarily the plan used by most students.

These tabs represent a concise overview of the data available at this site.
Additional detailed information may be found through the links below:

Trends in First-year Retention
Trends in Graduation Rates (Federal Equivalent)

Graduation Rate Profile - Student Subcohorts

Student Debt Profile

Post-Completion Wages of Graduates


Debt: All debt figures refer to education-related debt processed through institutions. i.e. student loans. Unless specified as PLUS loans for undergraduates, the student debt refers to loans taken out by the student, not by parents or relatives. Further, reported student debt calculations are based on graduates who borrowed only. This is why we report the percentage of students/graduates wth debt.


Sample Budgets: These estimates are from the Living Wage project at MIT and are based on the estimated cost of a single adult living in Virginia. Tax and FICA withholding estimates based on a single, unmarried filer.

Limits on the Display of Data

The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These are not measures of employment rates, nor they comparable to the so-called Gainful Employment metrics produced by the US Department of Education. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

In order to protect confidentiality and to accommodate both the many small programs in the Commonwealth and the limits of the available data, these reports will display program-level data only under the following conditions:

1. Single-year data will not be reported at the level of institution, degree, and program, only rolling five-year aggregates. For example, graduates of 2005-06 will be reported with those of 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02.

2. The number of wage-reported graduates must be equal to or greater than 15 with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages.

3. At least 30% of the cohort of graduates must have been matched and reported with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages, or 20% with a minimum of 200 graduates.

4. The current definition of FTWE is at least three quarters of wages must be reported for each year.

5. Wages and earnings are not adjusted for inflation.

The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:
1. Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
2. Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

  • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
  • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
  • Acquired a business subject to this tax
  • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
  • A governmental operation or political subdivision
  • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

These criteria mean that individuals working as consultants, independent contractors (including many psychologists, counselors, barbers, cosmetologists, IT workers, and P-14 wage employees of the Commonwealth) may be excluded, as are a list of others that may be found here.