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?

February is Black History Month!

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States to remember and celebrate important people and events in the history of the African diaspora and recognize the importance of Black history in the drama of the American story.

Click here to learn more at blackhistorymonth.gov.


RSS News from Virginia Western

  • Virginia Western Educational Foundation announces Elam, Lemon joining Board of Directors January 27, 2023
    Katherin A. Elam and Stephen W. Lemon have joined the Board of Directors of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation as at-large members. Elam retired in 2022 as the longtime president of Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia. Lemon is an attorney and principal at the firm of Martin, Hopkins & Lemon, P.C. The volunteer… […]
  • What a difference a day makes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service January 26, 2023
    Virginia Western Community College showed up to serve on Friday, January 13, 2023. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day) is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service. In that spirit, Virginia Western volunteers: “Virginia Western is the community’s college and the Day of… […]


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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