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?

March is Women's History Month!

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” to celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

Click here to learn more at womenshistorymonth.gov.


RSS News from Virginia Western

  • Entrepreneurship initiative leads students to RAMP February 9, 2023
    Stepping outside the box can mean trading one classroom for another. In the fall, three classes of Virginia Western students took a short journey to downtown Roanoke for sessions at RAMP, the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program. RAMP provides a 12-week regional business accelerator for startups in technology and life and health sciences, as well… […]
  • $10,000 grant provides scholarships for Virginia Western Machining students February 8, 2023
    The Gene Haas Foundation selected the School of Career and Corporate Training at Virginia Western Community College to receive a $10,000 grant in fall 2022. The grant provides scholarships for students to take the College’s courses in Machining. This program provides training from the Fundamentals of Machining all the way to CNC Machining with both… […]

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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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