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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?

August is National Civility Month!

Notable observations during the month of August include:

August 3-Black Women Equal Pay Day
August 7-Purple Heart Day
August 9-International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
August 15-Feast of the Assumption (Roman Catholic)
August 17-Marcus Garvey Day
August 18-Krishna Janmaahtami (Hindu)
August 19-World Humanitarian Day
August 21-Senior Citizens Day
August 23-International Day of the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and it’s Abolition
August 26-Women’s Equality Day
August 31-Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)


RSS News from Virginia Western

  • Virginia Western Community College launches in-demand Physical Therapy Assistant program in fall 2022 August 10, 2022
    Over the next several years, Virginia Western Community College will launch three healthcare programs formerly offered by Radford University Carilion (RUC) to provide continuity for students and continue to feed the talent pipeline for these in-demand fields. When the fall semester starts Aug. 22, the College will take its first cohort of students into the […]
  • Body Pump and lunchtime workouts at the Fitness Center August 5, 2022
    Looking for a lunchtime workout? Starting this semester, the Fitness Center will offer free lunchtime classes open to students, faculty and staff. Les Mills Body Pump will be offered every Wednesday starting August 24 from noon to 12:45 p.m., taught by Carole Tarrant. Body Pump is the most popular group exercise class in the world: […]


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

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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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