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?

August is National Win with Civility Month

The August calendar highlights a variety of religious, ethnic, and cultural events. As the summer ends, look for ways to celebrate these events, whether learning about a diversity leader, or exploring a culture different from your own. August diversity days are some of the best ways to learn about diversity, be more inclusive, and focus on the ways we can show kindness and exhibit respectful behavior to others at work, home and within our own communities through small, thoughtful personal interactions.

8/9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

8/10 – Al-Hijri (The Islamic New Year)

8/15 – Feast of the Assumption (Roman Catholic celebration of the Virgin Mary’s assumption into Heaven)

8/26 – Women’s Equality Day (Commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment)


RSS News from Virginia Western

  • VWCC to allow full classroom capacity in Fall July 21, 2021
    Virginia Western Community College announces it will operate at full classroom capacity for Fall Semester, which begins on Aug. 23, 2021. There have never been more opportunities to attend Virginia Western through a variety of funding resources. Students may enroll now online at www.virginiawestern.edu. By operating at full classroom capacity, more students can enroll in […]
  • VWCC chef named to ACF Culinary Team USA July 8, 2021
    The American Culinary Federation (ACF) recently announced that Virginia Western’s Ted Polfelt, CEC, CCA, AAC, will be a member of the ACF Culinary Team USA 2024. After three rigorous rounds of tryouts, Polfelt was chosen to compete with the team at the 2022 Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, Germany, and at the 2024 IKA Culinary […]


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.

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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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