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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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25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2022-23
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, Surgical Technology/Technologist

SCHEV Program Inventory

Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermAssociates Degree (Bachelor's Credit)Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)CertificatesTotal

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

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal

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

47% 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.

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 (2016-17 to 2019-20)Average # NewTransfers (2016-17 to 2019-20) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2019-20 to 2022-23)
Private Institutions
George Washington University0 0
Averett University0 0
Bluefield University5 2
Bridgewater College1 1
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University1 1
Private Institutions
Eastern Mennonite University0 0
Emory & Henry College1 1
Ferrum College9 7
Public Institutions
George Mason University9 8
Private Institutions
Hampden-Sydney College0 0
Hampton University0 0
Hollins University9 7
Public Institutions
James Madison University25 79%24
Private Institutions
Liberty University74 51%70
Public Institutions
Longwood University3 3
Private Institutions
Mary Baldwin University17 58%5
Marymount University0 0
Public Institutions
Norfolk State University0 1
Old Dominion University32 62%28
Radford University134 75%136
Private Institutions
Randolph-Macon College0 0
Randolph College1 1
Regent University5 4
Roanoke College36 78%34
Shenandoah University0 0
Sweet Briar College0 0
University of Lynchburg3 3
Public Institutions
University of Mary Washington1 1
Private Institutions
University of Richmond1 0
Public Institutions
University of Virginia12 86%12
University of Virginia's College at Wise0 1
Virginia Commonwealth University20 75%17
Virginia Military Institute2 2
Virginia State University2 2
Virginia Tech77 83%76
Private Institutions
Virginia Union University0 0
Virginia Wesleyan University0 0
Public Institutions
William & Mary1 1
Private Institutions
Total Private, Four-Year Institutions206 55%151
Public Institutions
Total Public Four-Year Institutions321 76%313

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

Debt of 2021-22 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Associates - Bachelor Credit37057%10347%$1,460,43437%
Associates - Occupational/Technical28443%11553%$2,445,87463%

  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Technical 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
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
2021-2211440%$ 7,000$ 16,048$ 18,839$ 28,500

Debt of Recent Graduates
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
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
2021-2210228%$ 5,500$ 8,081$ 12,562$ 14,132
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.

Virginia Western Community College, Associate's Degree (Occupational/Technical Credit)
Earnings in 2022Median WagePercentage of Graduates w/ Reported Wage
20 Years (2001-02 graduates)$72,13051%
15 Years (2006-07 graduates)$59,43458%
10 Years (2011-12 graduates)$56,38263%
8 Years (2013-14 graduates)$53,67565%
5 Years (2016-17 graduates)$53,85473%
3 Years (2018-19 graduates)$52,20476%
18 Months (2020-21 graduates)$47,81878%
Only years/programs meeting disclosure rules will be displayed to protect individual confidentiality.

Wages in 2022
Years Post-Completion10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
80% of graduates with full-time wages fall within this range
20 Years (2001-02 graduates)$29,633$44,662$72,130$89,914$123,900
15 Years (2006-07 graduates)$23,729$41,478$59,434$79,124$108,024
10 Years (2011-12 graduates)$28,281$41,201$56,382$76,745$115,288
8 Years (2013-14 graduates)$23,962$39,960$53,675$67,917$85,529
5 Years (2016-17 graduates)$25,334$38,867$53,854$68,617$85,748
3 Years (2018-19 graduates)$21,983$35,307$52,204$71,151$83,397
18 Months (2020-21 graduates)$17,797$30,111$47,818$61,643$77,483
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.

Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2023-24
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$4,744$14$$4,758

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2023-24
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$10,747$14$$10,761

    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.


    Full Legal Name - "Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University" (Virginia Tech); "The College of William and Mary" (William & Mary)