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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?

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month!

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.


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  • Torc Robotics will bring autonomous-equipped tractor to campus Dec. 3 for Virginia Western students to visit during annual Autonomous Robotics Competition December 1, 2022
    Saturday, Dec. 3, is the 14th Annual VWCC Autonomous Robotics Competition, this year called “The Star Spangled Defender.” Sixteen robot teams from Virginia Western Community College and valley high schools will be shooting Nerf balls at invading British Man-of-War ships to protect Fort McHenry in a commemoration of the War of 1812. The Virginia Western competition… […]
  • A holiday message from Virginia Western November 30, 2022
    Virginia Western Community College President Dr. Robert H. Sandel and his wife, Jane, gathered in their Roanoke home recently to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Their video greeting also features Virginia Western students expressing holiday wishes in a variety of languages. Did you know that Virginia Western’s students represent 47 different nationalities? View the… […]


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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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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