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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November is National American Indian Heritage Month!

First declared a month of recognition in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, this November heritage month celebrates Indigenous Peoples in the United States. Discover their rich culture, traditions, dance, music, crafts, and way of life. Take time to learn about the contributions of Native people this November.


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  • Arboretum flourishes with four seasons of delights November 30, 2023
    By Beth JoJack What’s the best season for visiting the Community Arboretum, the two-acre educational garden located on the Virginia Western Community College campus? “Depends on who you ask,” said Clark BeCraft, Horticulture Program coordinator at Virginia Western Community College. As plants, shrubs and trees move through their life cycles, the Arboretum changes, delivering an… […]
  • Great Expectations helps students attain success after foster care November 27, 2023
    Students enrolled in Great Expectations graduate at three times the national rate for foster youth. By Erica Myatt The name “Great Expectations” might evoke a long-ago reading assignment, Charles Dickens’ novel about an orphan. In Virginia, the title applies to an outreach program for youth and young adults who have experienced foster care and need… […]

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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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