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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    C
  6. Location
    B
Virginia Western CC is a public college located in Roanoke, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,858 undergraduate students. The Virginia Western CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 37% of students, Virginia Western CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
3094 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,663/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,935/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,858Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,969
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Working Class
    60%
  • Outgoing
    20%
  • Stressed
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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When I first made the decision to go to Virginia Western Community College, I was not too excited about taking classes at a community college. Though I knew that it was the best financial option for me at the time, I still had no ambition to complete my studies. After my first semester, I did not do too well because of my lack of determination. Once I realized that I also was not ready to attend a university and Virginia Western was in my best interest, I started to work harder and do better in my classes. I am grateful for Virginia Western Community College giving me the encouragement to succeed and offering me the cheapest classes ever. After applying for FAFSA, I was even able to receive money back for attending Virginia Western! I feel very lucky that I was able to have this opportunity in the first place. Not only were my courses extremely cheap for college, but Virginia Western offers a lot of the classes that have encouraged and persuaded me to get my masters in social work.
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Virginia Western was an invaluable step in my education. I graduated early and began attending as a dual-enrolled student, and I could not have selected a better alternative. Not only is it a much more affordable way to start college, if one puts in sufficient effort there is opportunity for a very comprehensive and quality education. Additionally, I gleaned critical interpersonal skills that have helped me transition smoothly into young adulthood and professional life. The opportunity for very personal interactions with the professors provides an incredible resource of support in this regard. The campus is small, but the school has ambitious plans for extension in coming years. As this occurs, I am confident that the warm student population will only continue to diversify and provide excellent social immersion comparable to the professional world.
I start at this school in the fall, and I already know I'm going to enjoy it very much. They're very flexible with people like me who need to work during school, and everyone I've come in contact with in their staff has been very helpful! They help people who don't know what they want yet, but want to get an education for their futures. I've spoken to some of my Professors already and they're very nice and want to help.