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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 remain at today’s rate of $154 per credit hour – keeping community college tuition and mandatory fees at approximately one-third of the comparable costs of […]

Chancellor Appoints Task Force to Prepare Colleges for Post-Pandemic “New Normal”

(RICHMOND) – Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, named a new statewide task force today to examine and propose changes in how community colleges operate to meet the needs of Virginia students and businesses in a post-pandemic “new normal.” The task force has until May 15 to offer recommendations for the Fall 2020 […]

Chancellor Appoints Interim President for Thomas Nelson Community College

RICHMOND – Dr. Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced today that he is appointing an interim president to lead Thomas Nelson Community College following the retirement of its current president at the beginning of January. Dr. Gregory T. DeCinque (pronounced dee-SINK’-yew) starts work at the beginning of 2020. Dr. John Dever is […]

Statement of Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges On the Passing of Gerald Baliles

(Richmond)  – Glenn Dubois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges made the following statement today on the passing of Gerald Baliles, former Governor of Virginia and former chair of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education: “All of Virginia higher education, and our community colleges in particular, have lost a great leader, advocate and supporter […]

Dr. Marcia Conston Hired to be President of Tidewater Community College

October 15, 2019 RICHMOND – Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced today that Dr. Marcia Conston, currently of Charlotte, North Carolina, will become the next president of Tidewater Community College (TCC). She will assume the role at the beginning of 2020. “Marcia Conston is an impressive higher education leader who has delivered […]

State Board Holds the Line on Community College Tuition for 2019-2020 Academic Year

RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, elected to maintain the current in-state tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Board’s decision means tuition will remain at today’s rate of $154 per credit hour, and keeps community college tuition and mandatory fees at approximately one-third of the comparable [...]

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Fact Sheet (Fiscal Year 2018-2019)

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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

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300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23236

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