Virginia Highlands Community College (233903)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,620
2022 Average Net Price
$6,940
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
2,068
35.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.7%
146 Graduates

About

Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is a higher education institution located in Washington County, VA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (164 degrees awarded), Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (27 degrees), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (20 degrees).

In 2022, 704 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903). 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (646 degrees), 40.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is $4,620, which is $−3,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is $4,620, which is $−3,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,940.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$4,620
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is $−3,492 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,940
2022 Value
4.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,940. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) grew by 4.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$3,200
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) was of $3,200 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

67% of undergraduate students at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 24.1% with respect to 2021, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) had a total enrollment of 2,068 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is 740 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,328. This means that 35.8% of students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903), both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.4% White, 3.34% Hispanic or Latino, 2.37% Black or African American, 2.22% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.242% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0484% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.2%), followed by White Male (37.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,068 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is 740 and the part-time enrollment is 1,328. This means that 35.8% of students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,849 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    69 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    49 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is 89.4% White, 3.34% Hispanic or Latino, 2.37% Black or African American, 2.22% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.242% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0484% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 22 students (1.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 82 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Highlands Community College (233903). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is white (646 degrees awarded). There were 40.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (164 degrees awarded), followed by Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (27 degrees) and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (76 degrees awarded), Precision Production (41 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (290 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are Registered nurses (1,403,649 people), Medical & health services managers (156,157 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,529 people), Pharmacists (135,090 people), and Other managers (124,644 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) in 2022 are Construction (76 degrees awarded), Precision Production (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (290 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are Construction (76 degrees awarded), Precision Production (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (290 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,512,895 people), Elementary & secondary schools (331,839 people), Outpatient care centers (247,896 people), Offices of physicians (209,154 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (171,496 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are Construction (76 degrees awarded), Precision Production (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (290 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Virginia Highlands Community College (233903).
Most Common (2021)
  1. 125 degrees awarded
  2. 80 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 125 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

311
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
393
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 311 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903), which is 0.791 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (393).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) in Electrician, which is 75 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 2.15 times more than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 32% of students graduating from Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    646 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is white (646 degrees awarded). There were 40.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

1.14% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    362 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    284 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) is white female (362 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (284 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) has an endowment valued at nearly $2.49M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 237 (0.0095%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) had a total salary expenditure of 19.8M. Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) employs 13 Associate professors, 13 Assistant professors and 6 Instructors. Most academics at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are Female Associate professor (10), Male Assistant professor (7), and Female Assistant professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) are: Management, with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 11 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

Endowment

$2.49M
2022 Endowment
39.1%
decline from 2021

Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) has an endowment valued at about $2.49M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) declined 39.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.72M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.18M
2022 Salaries
11.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) paid a median of $8.18M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($19.8M) and a 11.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.46M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2022, Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) paid a total of $2.46M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) were Associate professor with 13 employees, Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) were Management with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) was Female Associate professor with 10 employees, Male Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Virginia Highlands Community College (233903).

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