Virginia College
4795 Interstate 55 N, Jackson, Mississippi 39206-4026
General information
(601) 977-0960
Website www.vc.edu
Type 2-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting City: Midsize
Campus housing No
Student population 932 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio 24 to 1
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2007
Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,422 356 1,066
Percent admitted 68% 69% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 77% 76% 77%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school record X
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Returned in Fall 2008
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program

* (!) Interpret data with caution. There are insufficient cases for a reliable estimate.

* One or more categories are not present in the race/ethnicity graph because of an insufficient number of cases.

Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2004, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions 2007-2008

* Data shown are for first majors.

* (-) Program is not offered at this award level.

Program 1 year Certificate 1 to 2 year Certificate Associate
Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting and Related Services, Other -- 3
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General - 19 -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - - 3
Office Management and Supervision - - 6
Category total - 19 12
Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other - 0 -
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 14 - -
Information Technology - - 12
Category total 14 0 12
Health professions and related clinical sciences
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage - - 8
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 46 - -
Medical Office Management/Administration 12 - -
Medical/Clinical Assistant - 108 -
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant - 13 -
Surgical Technology/Technologist - - 13
Category total 58 121 21
Legal professions and studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal - - 5
Category total - - 5
Personal and culinary services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General - - 28
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager - - 2
Category total - - 30
Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies - - 11
Category total - - 11
Grand total 72 140 91
Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (!)7/1/1999 - Accredited

* (!) Estimated date

* Financial Aid for Postsecondary Students - Accreditation & Participation