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 Virginia College-Birmingham

Virginia College-Birmingham - Birmingham, AL

488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

General information:(205)802-1200*1186
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Type:4-Year,Private for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:5,111(4,992 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:34 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $15,716 $16,500 $13,726 20%
Out-of-state $15,716 $16,500 $13,726 20%
Books and supplies $0 $0 $0 NAN%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,920 $8,780 $8,478 3%
Other $2,508 $2,636 $2,565 3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,960 $4,117 $2,565 61%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,716 $16,500 $13,726 23%
Off Campus $26,144 $27,916 $24,769 13%
Off Campus with Family $19,676 $20,617 $16,291 25%
Out-of-state
On Campus $15,716 $16,500 $13,726 23%
Off Campus $26,144 $27,916 $24,769 13%
Off Campus with Family $19,676 $20,617 $16,291 25%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $13,627
In-state fees $100
Out-of-state tuition $13,627
Out-of-state fees $100
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $13,075
In-state fee $100
Out-of-state tuition $13,075
Out-of-state fees $100
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 691 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 640 92% $3,580,859 $5,595
Federal grants 640 92% $3,340,354 $5,219
Pell grants 640 92% $3,232,500 $5,051
Other federal grants 242 35% $107,854 $446
State/local government grant or scholarships 57 8% $187,520 $3,290
Institutional grants or scholarships 51 7% $52,985 $1,039
Student loan aid 679 98% $6,007,128 $8,847
Federal student loans 676 97% $5,969,276 $8,830
Other student loans 12 2% $37,852 $3,154
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,798 95% $86,278,401 $11,064
Pell grants 5,238 64% $27,408,471 $5,233
Federal student loans 6,112 74% $53,072,021 $8,683

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,111
Undergraduate enrollment 4,992
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 67
Graduate enrollment 119
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$100

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$100

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 59 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools01/01/2007 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools11/20/2008 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools01/01/2009 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools04/27/2009 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools01/29/2010 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools03/11/2010 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/2002 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/2005 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools04/22/2008 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/1993 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/1999 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/2002 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/2002 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/1986 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/1996 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/1998 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools01/01/2006 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools06/09/2010 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools06/09/2010 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/30/2010 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools08/23/2010 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools11/01/2010 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools05/19/2011 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools08/25/2011 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools08/25/2011 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools12/05/2011 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools06/26/2012 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools09/25/2012 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools10/18/2012 Accredited
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools07/01/1990 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs

04/19/2011 Accredited
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs

12/28/2011 Accredited
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs

07/01/2010 Accredited
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs

08/15/2011 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate21.1%
Number in default1679
Number in repayment7,923

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 03010600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting1358---
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-89-1-
Business Administration and Management, General53145--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General080---
Management Information Systems, General4----
Category total70228451-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects6----
Category total6----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications632---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1-23--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-0---
Category total73223--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-17---
Category total-17---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-26---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management19290--
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-22-16-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-0-0-
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller-166-37-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist-63-54-
Nursing Practice-23---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant---53-
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant-30---
Surgical Technology/Technologist-59---
Category total194180160-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration9739--
Category total9739--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal097---
Category total097---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management11----
Category total11----
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-0--49
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-1--55
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General---68-
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager-3---
Category total-4-68104
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Design and Visual Communications, General-1---
Interior Design172---
Category total173---
Grand total13987277229104