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State Board Committee Certifies Four Finalists for Thomas Nelson Community College Presidency

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges has certified four finalists for the position of president […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges recognized for supporting veterans

RICHMOND — Virginia’s Community Colleges has been presented with the 2020 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Secretary’s Award. The award is presented annually by Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs […]

Grants will help Virginia Community College students earn advanced healthcare credentials and higher wages

MEDIA CONTACT Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu RICHMOND (July 22, 2020) — Thanks to support from Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health and the ECMC […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges Announce Intentions for Fall 2020 Classes

(RICHMOND) – Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges made the following announcement today regarding how Fall 2020 classes will be offered: Virginia’s Community Colleges are open for business […]

VCCS Announces Actions It Will Take Following George Floyd’s Murder and Subsequent Protests

6/3/20 RICHMOND — Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, made the following announcement today: “George Floyd’s indefensible death, and the demonstrations it has inspired, demand more than thoughts and […]

State Board Holds the Line on Community College Tuition and Fees for Fall 2020

RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, elected to maintain the current in-state tuition and mandatory fees for Fall 2020. The Board’s decision means tuition will […]

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Fact Sheet (Fiscal Year 2018-2019)

Download the VCCS Fact Sheet

Founded1966
Mission Statement“We give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.”
Colleges:23
Campuses:40
Leadership:Virginia State Board for Community Colleges
Glenn DuBois, Chancellor (2002-present)
Headquarters:300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200 Richmond, Virginia 23236 info@vccs.edu
Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates Earned (2018-2019):32,617
Student Population & Demographics:228,135 total degree/diploma-seeking students
  • 99,590 minority students (44%)
  • 29,345 military-related students (13%)
  • 40,719 first generation students (18%)
  • 43% Male
  • 57% female
  • Average Age: 24.16 years old (credit students)
  • 23,100 high school students received career coaching
  • 45,486 high school students earned college credit through dual enrollment
  • 56% of students took at least 1 course via distance learning technologies
Workforce Training & Community Education Students Served:52,917
Value of Scholarships Awarded (2018/2019):$9,213,553
Bachelor’s Degree Tuition Savings:On average $38,000 in savings by completing an associate degree first at a VCCS college and taking advantage of statewide Guaranteed Articulation Agreements.

Please contact the Office of Strategic Communications with questions about the VCCS.

Jeff Kraus
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
(804) 819-4949
osc@vccs.edu

Mailing Address

Virginia Community College System
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23236

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