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?

January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On December 28th 2016, President Barack Obama called upon businesses, national & community organizations, families, and all Americans to recognize the vital role they must play in ending all forms of slavery, and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.

January 17, 2022 (every third Monday of January) is Martin Luther King Day, commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and an activist for nonviolent social change until his assassination in 1968. Click here for information about Virginia Western’s MLK Day of Service.


RSS News from Virginia Western

  • Virginia Western seeks nominations for 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award January 20, 2022
    ROANOKE – The Virginia Western Community College Alumni Association is calling for nominations for its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award. The annual recipient or recipients will receive the award at a special Scholarship Awards Ceremony in the spring, and a plaque will be placed on the Virginia Western Distinguished Alumni Wall outside Whitman Theatre. For many, […]
  • Belton joins Virginia Western Educational Foundation Board of Directors January 5, 2022
    Kenneth Belton has joined the Board of Directors of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation. Belton is owner of Your Church Partner, LLC, and is a Roanoke College alumnus now serving on the college’s Board of Trustees. The volunteer Board of Directors guides the Educational Foundation’s mission of supporting student scholarships, faculty development and […]


The Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program hosted its first Culinary Arts Salon, giving students a taste of an international...

Posted by Virginia Western Community College on Thursday, April 15, 2021

VWCC Culinary Arts Salon

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Spring Semester 2022

Registration for Spring semester begins October 4th for current students.

Open registration begins October 18th.

Click here for the Class Schedule and start planning your semester!

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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