Why choose Virginia Western?


Virginia Western students spend on average $9,079 less in annual tuition than 4-year college students.

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Over 30 public and private colleges in Virginia have guaranteed admissions agreements with the VCCS.

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86% of reporting VWCC graduates are employed full time, with an average annual salary of $43,744.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Click here to learn more.


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  • Virginia Western welcomes 922 new alumni May 16, 2024
    For the 2023-2024 annual year, which runs summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024, Virginia Western welcomed 922 people to its growing alumni network. These students earned a total of 1,194 awards. Of note, 39 percent of the graduates were adult learners (defined as 25 years of age or older), 11 percent were first generation… […]
  • Virginia Western educators honored at TechNite May 13, 2024
    Virginia Western Community College celebrated several honors on Wednesday, May 8, at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s TechNite 2024. Dr. Robert Sandel, Virginia Western president, was named to the RBTC Hall of Fame, and faculty members Dr. Heather Lindberg and Dr. Kristylea Ojeda received the STEM-H Educator Award. Dr. Hal Irvin of the Fralin Biomedical Research… […]

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My experience at VA Western was excellent. The flexibility of the classes made it possible for me to earn an Associate’s degree over the course of two pregnancies. Additionally, once I finished my degree I was able to seamlessly transfer to a four-year institution where I went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree. My time at VA Western gave me the confidence and education I needed to make that goal possible. I will always think back fondly on those years!

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