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Virginia Western Community College
3093 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015
Gen. Phone:  (540) 857-7311    Fax:  (540) 857-6404

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VWCC had 388 Post-911 GI Bill recipents enrolled in 2012, at all sites.

25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2021-22
Accounting and Related Services, Other, Biological and Physical Sciences, Business Administration and Management, General, Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other, Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other, Child Care Provider/Assistant, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, Design and Visual Communications, General, Engineering, General, General Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Industrial Technology/Technician, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician, Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other, Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Social Sciences, General


SCHEV Program Inventory

Enrollment



Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermAssociates Degree (Bachelor's Credit)Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)CertificatesTotal
20102,5851,7951,2138,778
20112,4811,7971,3068,557
20123,1361,8196598,440
20133,1991,7455618,654
20142,5912,1834958,632
20152,4021,9905037,932
20162,5841,5124737,719
20172,5891,3354497,271
20182,4671,2373876,827
20192,4651,2243856,303


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

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
16174,267004,267
17183,963003,963
18193,711003,711
19203,542003,542
20213,367003,367
Degrees Awarded

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


81% of all students entering in 2012-13 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


Groups with fewer than 10 students in the starting cohort will not display values. "Normal time" for an associate degree is two years, and four years for bachelor's degree, 150% of Normal time is three years and six years, respectively.


Student Transfer


Students Transferring from Virginia Western Community College
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 (2015-16 to 2018-19)Average # NewTransfers (2015-16 to 2018-19) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2018-19 to 2021-22)
Public Institutions
Total Public Four-Year Institutions322 61%332
Christopher Newport University0 0
George Mason University7 10
James Madison University27 69%23
Longwood University3 3
Norfolk State University0 0
Old Dominion University32 43%35
Radford University132 61%143
University of Mary Washington1 1
University of Virginia11 67%14
University of Virginia's College at Wise1 1
Virginia Commonwealth University22 56%18
Virginia Military Institute2 2
Virginia State University2 2
Virginia Tech77 69%78
William & Mary2 1
Private Institutions
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions227 47%186
Averett University Non-Traditional (Merged w/AVC)6 4
Averett University1 0
Bluefield University6 4
Bridgewater College1 1
Eastern Mennonite University0 0
Emory & Henry College1 1
Ferrum College10 93%9
Hampden-Sydney College0 0
Hampton University1 0
Hollins University11 72%8
Liberty University75 41%77
Mary Baldwin University20 56%10
Marymount University0 0
Randolph College1 1
Randolph-Macon College0 0
Regent University5 5
Roanoke College33 60%38
Shenandoah University0 0
Sweet Briar College0 0
University of Lynchburg2 3
University of Richmond1 0
Virginia Union University0 0
Virginia Wesleyan University0 0
George Washington University0 0

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




Debt of 2020-21 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Associates - Bachelor Credit34719%9416%$1,483,84912%
Associates - Occupational/Technical32218%13623%$3,079,47026%
Total66937%23039%$4,563,31938%



Note:
  • 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.
Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2016-1714446%$ 9,153$ 16,078$ 20,688$ 30,267
2017-1817048%$ 7,918$ 16,127$ 19,508$ 26,252
2018-1913242%$ 7,314$ 14,162$ 18,682$ 26,105
2019-2013848%$ 7,424$ 15,440$ 20,307$ 30,436
2020-2113542%$ 7,424$ 17,500$ 20,485$ 28,226


Debt of Recent Graduates
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2016-1714635%$ 6,236$ 10,071$ 13,629$ 18,666
2017-1812034%$ 5,900$ 9,675$ 13,023$ 15,238
2018-1914036%$ 5,394$ 7,500$ 11,765$ 16,638
2019-2013135%$ 5,500$ 9,254$ 12,672$ 15,500
2020-219227%$ 6,866$ 11,582$ 14,712$ 17,755
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

Virginia Western Community College,
Earnings in Median WagePercentage of Graduates w/ Reported Wage
20 Years (1999-00 graduates)$53,09350%
15 Years (2004-05 graduates)$47,17758%
10 Years (2009-10 graduates)$47,73765%
8 Years (2011-12 graduates)$45,67865%
5 Years (2014-15 graduates)$46,21571%
3 Years (2016-17 graduates)$42,42075%
18 Months (2018-19 graduates)$41,22978%
Only years/programs meeting disclosure rules will be displayed to protect individual confidentiality.

Wages in
Years Post-Completion10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
80% of graduates with full-time wages fall within this range
20 Years (1999-00 graduates)$17,310$34,162$53,093$74,312$99,158
15 Years (2004-05 graduates)$16,463$31,014$47,177$67,814$92,173
10 Years (2009-10 graduates)$19,254$33,979$47,737$65,112$84,607
8 Years (2011-12 graduates)$19,975$34,989$45,678$65,195$91,415
5 Years (2014-15 graduates)$20,683$33,458$46,215$59,656$72,158
3 Years (2016-17 graduates)$20,360$30,382$42,420$56,728$67,996
18 Months (2018-19 graduates)$15,930$27,364$41,229$53,020$61,646
As reminder, the median value represents the very middle value of the sample of values (wage or debt) sorted from low to high. This value is found in the middle line of the barcharts.
The remaining values in the chart are constructed similarly, to display how wages and earnings are distributed. Thus, while the median tells us the middle wage, the values for the 25th and 75th percentiles tell us that half of the graduates with wages fall between those two values. Likewise, 80% of reported wages fall between the 10th and 90th percentiles. The length of each bar section clue to the dispersion in the data - that is, how much earnings can vary within a range a group of individuals.


Tuition and Fees


Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2022-23
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$4,606$14$$4,620


Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2022-23
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$10,609$14$$10,623




    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


    Notes/Definitions

    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

    Source
    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.


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