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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Did you Know?

February is Black History Month!

In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” That year, fifty years after the first celebration, the association held the first Black History Month. By this time, the entire nation had come to recognize the importance of Black history in the drama of the American story. Since then each American president has issued Black History Month proclamations. And the association—now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)—continues to promote the study of Black history all year. Click here to learn more.


RSS News from Virginia Western

  • Virginia Western Nursing Program achieves 100% pass rate on NCLEX   February 20, 2024
    Virginia Western Community College’s Nursing Program has unlocked an achievement: 100 percent of graduates sitting for the NCLEX-RN exam in 2023 passed on the first attempt.  The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), a not-for-profit organization, has developed and recently updated the NCLEX to assess nursing school graduates in the U.S. and Canada. Graduates… […]
  • Magazine’s 40 Under 40 series features honorees connected with Virginia Western January 31, 2024
    Three alumni and one faculty member were featured among The Roanoker magazine’s 40 Under 40 cohort for 2024. The Roanoker has featured the series annually since 2019 and honors young professionals working tirelessly to affect positive change across the community. Nominees are evaluated not only on their career achievements but also on other factors such… […]

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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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