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Impact: Research and statistics for Virginia's Community Colleges

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273,026

STUDENTS

earn community
college credits
every year

take at least
1 course via
distance learning
technologies

78,782

served through
workforce training
and continuing ed courses

34,082

high school students
receive career coaching

31,600

high school students earn college credit through dual enrollment

of Virginia undergrads
are enrolled in
community college

DEGREES

31,700

degrees, diplomas
and certificates
earned last year

of bachelor degree
recipients have some
community college experience

TUITION COMPARISON

4-year public school community college
$9,534
$3,570
WORKFORCE
12,413

employers served through workforce programs at Virginia’s Community Colleges

Impact

public and private 4-year colleges in Virginia have
Guaranteed Admissions Agreements with Virginia’s Community Colleges

of community college grads
are in transfer programs pursuing
a bachelor’s degree

Enrollment

Year College/System Annual Full-time Equivalent Annual Headcount Fall Headcount
2012-2013 VCCS 123,651 279,970 192,895
2011-2012 VCCS 129,652 288,834 197,226
2010-2011 VCCS 128,416 286,920 195,417
2009-2010 VCCS 122,479 281,239 189,273
2008-2009 VCCS 108,572 262,444 175,487

Distance Learning

  Enrollment in
Distance Learning Only
Enrollment in
Distance Learning
and Regular Courses
Total Enrollment in
Distance Learning
Percent Enrolled
in Distance Learning
2012-2013  44,838  96,302  141,140  50.4%
2011-2012 43,700 99,155 142,855 49.5%
2010-2011 39,427 96,054 135,481 47.2%
2009-2010 37,244 85,730 122,974 43.7%
2008-2009 31,818 69,199 101,017 38.5%

Dual Enrollment

Year Students in Dual
Enrollment
Percent
in Dual Enrollment
2012-2013 31,620 11.3%
2011-2012 31,100 10.8%
2010-2011 31,285 10.9%
2009-2010 31,962 11.4%
2008-2009 32,550 12.4%

Student Success: Graduation and Retention

Year Students Earning a
Graduation Credential
Number of Credentials
Awarded
2012-2013 26,079 31,776
2011-2012 25,922 31,556
2010-2011 22,495 26,853
2009-2010 18,355 21,155
2008-2009 16,546 18,410

Financial Aid

Year Students Receiving
Financial Aid
Percent of
All Students
Total Amount
Disbursed
2011-2012 100,108 34.7% $480.4 million
2010-2011 91,838 32.0% $434.5 million
2009-2010 79,127 28.1% $350.0 million
2009-2010 60,112 22.9% $220.0 million
2008-2009 51,922 20.8% $172.6 million