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Virginia’s Community Colleges See Enrollment Increases in Career and Technical Training

Programs like G3 and FastForward help more students Pursue careers in Virginia’s most high-demand fields   RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 25, 2022) – Virginia’s Community Colleges saw an enrollment increase last […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges and Businesses Work Together to Add 35,000 Workers to Virginia’s Infrastructure Workforce

RICHMOND — Virginia’s Community Colleges, businesses, and trade associations across the state are teaming up to address Virginia’s acute shortage of skilled, credentialed infrastructure workers. The Virginia Infrastructure Academy (VIA) […]

State Board Approves New Community College Name

RICHMOND —The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges unanimously approved a new name for a college at its regular meeting today. The institution established in the early 1960s and named […]

McCray Hired as President of Paul D. Camp Community College 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   RICHMOND – Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced today that he has hired Dr. […]

State Board Approves New Community College Name

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges unanimously approved a new name for a college at […]

State Board Committee Certifies Finalist for Paul D. Camp 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 a finalist for the position of […]

VCCS hopes for nursing program growth and additional advisors are in the hands of Virginia lawmakers

By Ellen R. Davenport, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations Virginia lawmakers have proposed literally thousands of actions at the 2022 General Assembly. Senate budget amendments and House budget […]

New Va. Education Secretary: Community Colleges are the “linchpin” in preparing Virginians for the 21st century workforce

On one of her first few days on the job, Virginia’s new Education Secretary-designate Aimee Guidera made a point of visiting with the VCCS State Board on Thursday, telling the […]

Take 5 with Nathaniel L. Bishop on Hiring the Next VCCS Chancellor

Nathaniel L Bishop is the chair of the State Board for Community Colleges. He is leading a committee charged with hiring the next chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. We had […]

DC trip for VCCS faculty members opened eyes, opened hearts

Growing up Sikh in Hindu-majority India, Harpreet Panesar experienced religious hatred and violence first-hand, and still has vivid memories of crowds laying siege to her childhood home in the 1980s.  […]

VCCS mask mandate caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will continue in effect

The facemask mandate imposed last summer due to a surge in coronavirus cases will remain in effect at Virginia’s Community Colleges.  While we’re seeing improvement, the rates remain at a […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges honor military affiliated students, faculty and staff on Veterans Day

At community colleges across the state, faculty, staff and students paused last Thursday to honor the sacrifice and service of the nation’s military veterans.  The tributes took different forms, ranging […]

Award recipients honored at 2021 Hire Education Conference

The 2021 Chancellor’s Awards for Workforce Development were a highlight of this year’s Hire Education Conference.  The awards honor people and organizations who have gone the extra mile for our […]

2021 Hire Education Conference underscores the business case for VCCS strategic plan

VCCS leadership drove home the point during last week’s Hire Education Conference that achieving the goals of the VCCS Strategic Plan, Opportunity 2027, is not only the “right thing to […]

Search begins for a new Chancellor for Virginia’s Community Colleges

With 20 years on the job, Glenn DuBois is the longest-serving Chancellor in the history of Virginia’s Community Colleges.  He announced his retirement last August, effective at the end of […]

Progress report: VCCS student onboarding and enrollment redesign process moving forward

We tend to think of our colleges as “open enrollment” institutions, accessible to serve anyone with a high school diploma or GED (and in the case of some workforce programs, […]

COVID-19 UPDATES

Important note: Event organizers are doing their best to comply with evolving restrictions during the covid-19 emergency. So, please understand that scheduling information here is tentative.

We will update as we have more information. If you have urgent questions that must be answered, please reach out directly to event organizers.

Events

wdt_ID Event Date Location
10 VCCS State Board Meeting Jan. 19-20, 2022 System Office, Richmond, Va
11 VCCS Technology Council January 26-27, 2022 Virtual
12 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) February 16, 2022 Virtual
13 VCCS State Board Meeting March 16-17, 2022 TBD
14 VCCS Technology Council March 23-24, 2022 Virtual
15 Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) March 24-25, 2022 VCCS System Office (Richmond)
16 New Horizons Conference April 6-8, 2022 The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
17 VCCS State Board Meeting May 18-19, 2022 System Office, Richmond, Va
18 VCCS Technology Council May 25-26, 2022 TBD
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Fact Sheet (Fiscal Year 2019-2020)

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 (2019-2020):31,193
Student Population & Demographics:218,985 total degree/diploma-seeking students
  • 96,938 minority students (44%)
  • 28,783 military-related students (13%)
  • 29,096 first generation students (18%)
  • 43% Male
  • 57% female
  • Average Age: 23.95 years old (credit students)
  • 19,115 high school students received career coaching
  • 44,926 high school students earned college credit through dual enrollment
  • 55% of students took at least 1 course via distance learning technologies
Workforce Training & Community Education Students Served:37,938
Value of Scholarships Awarded (2019-2020):$10,105,149.39
Bachelor’s Degree Tuition Savings:On average $40,158 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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