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Impact: Research and statistics for Virginia's Community Colleges

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241,412

STUDENTS

earn community
college credits
each year

take at least
1 course via
distance learning
technologies

60,000

served through
workforce training
and community education

31,260

high school students
receive career coaching

40,340

high school students earn college credit through dual enrollment

of Virginia undergrads
are enrolled in
community college

DEGREES

32,555

degrees, diplomas
and certificates
earned last year

of bachelor degree
recipients have some
community college experience

TUITION COMPARISON

4-year public school community college
$12,702
$4,507
WORKFORCE
13,199

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 planning to
pursue a bachelor’s degree

Enrollment

 

Year

VCCS Annual Full-time Equivalent

VCCS Annual  Headcount VCCS Fall Headcount
2017-2018 101,570 234,369 166,866
2016-2017 105,242 241,412 170,869
2015-2016 111,124 252,758 176,887
2014-2015 116,249 262,073 183,443
2013-2014 120,827 273,026 189,117
2012-2013 123,651 279,970 192,895
2011-2012 129,652 288,834 197,226
2010-2011 128,416 286,920 195,417
2009-2010 122,479 281,239 189,273
2008-2009 108,572 262,444 175,487

Distance Learning

Year Enrollment in
Distance Learning Only
Enrollment in
Distance Learning
and Regular Courses
Total Enrollment in
Distance Learning
Percent Enrolled
in Distance Learning
2017-2018 46,824 79,929 126,753 54.1%
2016-2017 46,845 83,260 130,105 53.9%
2015-2016 47,835 88,178 136,013 53.8%
2014-2015 47,050 96,022 143,072 54.6%
2013-2014 46,065 98,204 144,269 52.8%
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
2017-2018 44,079 18.8%
2016-2017 40,826 16.9%
2015-2016 37,926 15.0%
2014-2015 34,784 13.3%
2013-2014 34,384 12.6%
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
2017-2018 25,797 32,607
2016-2017 26,192 32,555
2015-2016 26,902 33,594
2014-2015 25,562 31,194
2013-2014 25,437 30,984
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
2016-2017 88,189 37.0% $410.1 million
2015-2016 95,290 38.2% $456.4 million
2014-2015 106,309 40.8% $507.6 million
2013-2014 110,220 40.8% $523.6 million
2012-2013 99,860 35.7% $494.1 million
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