Virginia Union University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,530
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,417
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
19%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
63.1%
4,182 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,451
85.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
32.9%
128 Graduates

About

Virginia Union University is a higher education institution located in Richmond city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Virginia Union University were Criminology (41 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2019, 374 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Union University. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (339 degrees), 24.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $15,530, which is $-11,750 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $15,530, which is $-11,750 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,417.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,530
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Virginia Union University was $15,530. The cost of tuition at Virginia Union University is $-11,750 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$21,417
2019 Value
0.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Virginia Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,417. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Virginia Union University grew by 0.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,001
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Union University was of $8,001 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.485% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Virginia Union University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 9.57% with respect to 2018, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
19%
2017 Default Rate
145
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Union University was 19%, which represents 145 out of the 763 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Virginia Union University received 4,182 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 34.6% annual decline. Out of those 4,182 applicants, 2,639 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,451 students enrolled at Virginia Union University in 2019, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.87%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,639
Accepted Out of 4,182

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia Union University was 63.1% (2,639 admissions from 4,182 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 43.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -34.6%, while admissions declined by -5.72%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
183
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia Union University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Virginia Union University has a total enrollment of 1,451 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,240 students and the part-time enrollment is 211. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.5% Black or African American, 1.31% Hispanic or Latino, 0.896% White, 0.551% Two or More Races, 0.276% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0689% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Asian.

Students enrolled at Virginia Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (46.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (46.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.883%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (47.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (44.3%) and White Male (1.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,451 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,240 and the part-time enrollment is 211. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2019 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 Union University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Virginia Union University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,313
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    19
  3. White
    13

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University is 90.5% Black or African American, 1.31% Hispanic or Latino, 0.896% White, 0.551% Two or More Races, 0.276% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0689% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 69 students (4.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 42 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Union University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia Union University is black or african american (339 degrees awarded). There were 24.2 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Virginia Union University is Criminology (41 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia Union University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (121 degrees awarded), History (15 degrees), and Social Sciences (41 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (445,989 people), Other managers (438,670 people), Physicians (419,945 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (243,781 people), and Postsecondary teachers (242,475 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (121 degrees awarded), History (15 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), Communications (18 degrees), and Biology (23 degrees).

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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 Union University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (121 degrees awarded), History (15 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), Communications (18 degrees), and Biology (23 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Elementary & secondary schools (660,238 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (626,077 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (575,180 people), Legal services (353,642 people), and Computer Systems Design (311,783 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (121 degrees awarded), History (15 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), Communications (18 degrees), and Biology (23 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Virginia Union University.
Most Common
  1. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia Union University was Criminology with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

166
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
208
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 166 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University, which is 0.798 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (208).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.917 times less than the 60 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 60 degrees were awarded to women at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.09 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 16% of students graduating from Virginia Union University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (36.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Virginia Union University is Female and Black or African American (36.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.34% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    339 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    14 degrees awarded
  3. White
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Union University is black or african american (339 degrees awarded). There were 24.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

3.74% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    189 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    150 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Virginia Union University is black or african american female (189 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (150 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Union University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.78M (5.34%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Virginia Union University had a total salary expenditure of $39.1M. Virginia Union University employs 26 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at Virginia Union University are Female Assistant professors (15), Male Associate professors(13), and Female Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University are: Management, with 48 employees, Service, with 28 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.4M
2019 Endowment
0.945%
decline from 2018

Virginia Union University has an endowment valued at about $33.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Union University declined 0.945% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.27M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.66M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Virginia Union University received $4.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.5M
2019 Salaries
15.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Virginia Union University paid a median of $15.5M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($39.1M) and a 15.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.66% decline from 2017 and a 4.6% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.34M
Instructional Salaries
74
Number of Employees

In 2019, Virginia Union University paid a total of $4.34M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Management with 48 employees; Service with 28 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Union University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Associate professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Virginia Union University.

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