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?

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

Pride Month was established to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots, and to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on the world. Click here to read GLAAD’s statement for Pride Month 2021.

The last Sunday in June is Gay Pride Day.

June is also Immigrant Heritage Month, celebrating immigrants across the US and their contributions to their local communities, and offering an opportunity for everyone to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America.

Click here to learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at VWCC


RSS News from Virginia Western

  • Fab Lab partners with Carilion Clinic, manufacturing PPE devices to help COVID-19 fight May 21, 2021
    Virginia Western Community College recently completed a project with Carilion Clinic to manufacture PPE devices to help protect healthcare providers in the Roanoke Region during the COVID-19 pandemic. College employees and students collaborated in the STEM Building’s Fab Lab to 3D print almost 600 devices that were used to increase the effectiveness of respirators. At the […]
  • State Board holds line on tuition/fees May 20, 2021
    The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, elected to maintain the current in-state tuition and mandatory fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Board’s decision means tuition will remain at today’s rate of $154 per credit hour – keeping community college tuition and mandatory fees at approximately one-third of the comparable costs […]


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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Fall Semester 2021

Registration for Fall semester is now open.

Classes begin August 23rd.

Click here for the Class Schedule.

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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