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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 Foundation, Virginia’s Community Colleges will develop and launch a pilot program to increase support and advising for students in healthcare programs to help them earn […]

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 and ready to help individuals meet their educational needs as safely as possible. Here’s how we intend to move forward for fall 2020: Technical, Occupational, […]

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 prayers. They demand action. We owe it to our African American students, faculty, staff, supporters, and friends to say that we see you, and that […]

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 […]

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

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