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Located in Roanoke, Virginia, Virginia Western Community College is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Roanoke makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

50 Undergraduate Degrees

Where Is Virginia Western Community College?

Location of Virginia Western Community College

Contact details for Virginia Western Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3094 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015
Phone: 540-857-8922
Website: virginiawestern.edu/

How Do I Get Into Virginia Western Community College?

You can apply to Virginia Western Community College online at: https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action

Since Virginia Western Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Virginia Western Community College?

14% Take Out Loans
17.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Virginia Western Community College, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $4,557 a year. That adds up to $18,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Western Community College is 17.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Virginia Western Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,858 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,827 undergraduate students at Virginia Western Community College, with 1,858 being full-time and 4,969 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Virginia Western Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,858 full-time undergraduates at Virginia Western Community College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Virginia Western Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Virginia Western Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Virginia Western Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 74
Black or African American 178
Hispanic or Latino 95
White 1,391
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 107

Over 13 countries are represented at Virginia Western Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, India, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Virginia Western Community College

706 Took All Classes Online
1,992 Took At Least One Class Online
1.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,992 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Virginia Western Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 10th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Virginia Western Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Virginia Western Community College was 1.9%. This is the #1,456 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Virginia Western Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Virginia Western Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Information Systems 15%
General Computer & Information Sciences 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Virginia Western Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Virginia Western Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Computer & Information Sciences #95
Computer Information Systems #161

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Virginia Western Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 17 30 47
Web & Multimedia Design 3 0 3
General Computer Programming 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0
Network & System Administration/Administrator 0 0 0
TOTAL 20 30 50

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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