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!

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

Click here to learn more about the history of Pride Month.

Another notable celebration during the month of June is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This year, Juneteenth will be observed on Monday, June 19. To learn more about the history of Juneteenth, visit https://www.juneteenth.com/.


RSS News from Virginia Western

  • Virginia Western celebrates emeritus honorees June 2, 2023
    Virginia Western Community College was proud to award emeritus status to four longtime faculty and staff members at Commencement on May 12. Bob Crawford Faculty Emeritus Bob Crawford was an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Technology program and served the college for 41 years, retiring 7 years ago. Bob was a two-time recipient of… […]
  • STEM Goes Red at Virginia Western May 25, 2023
    The American Heart Association brought the power of STEM to young women in Roanoke on Friday, May 19, on the Virginia Western campus. “The School of STEM at VWCC is very excited to partner with the American Heart Association to bring this exceptional opportunity to our local high school students and our community,” said Virginia… […]

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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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