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IPEDS ID: 234030
OPE ID: 00373500
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Virginia Commonwealth University
910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512
General information:  (804) 828-0100
Website:  www.vcu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  30,675 (23,663 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Admissionswww.admissions.vcu.edu
Apply Onlinewww.ugrad.vcu.edu/apply/freshman/index.html
Financial Aidwww.finaid.vcu.edu
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/vcu
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.militaryservices.vcu.edu/benefits/index.html
Disability Servicesdas.vcu.edu/
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.vcuathletics.com/landing/index
Mission Statement
  quest.vcu.edu/
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
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
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty2,505998
Instructional2,145954
Research and public service36044
Total graduate assistants-952
Instructional-721
Research-231
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$12,398$12,772$13,130$13,6243.8%
Out-of-state$30,459$31,464$32,287$33,6564.2%
Books and supplies$2,715$2,804$2,804$2,8602.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,742$11,280$11,280$11,5062.0%
Other$3,188$3,120$3,120$3,1822.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,742$11,280$11,280$11,5062.0%
Other$3,188$3,690$3,120$3,1822.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,188$3,120$3,120$3,1822.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$29,043$29,976$30,334$31,1722.8%
Off Campus$29,043$30,546$30,334$31,1722.8%
Off Campus with Family$18,301$18,696$19,054$19,6663.2%
Out-of-state
On Campus$47,104$48,668$49,491$51,2043.5%
Off Campus$47,104$49,238$49,491$51,2043.5%
Off Campus with Family$36,362$37,388$38,211$39,6983.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
In-state tuition$11,466
In-state fees$2,167
Out-of-state tuition$23,487
Out-of-state fees$2,167
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Virginia Commonwealth University's Installment Payment Plan offers a convenient method for planning and budgeting educational costs. The plan allows students to divide the cost of tuition, fees, room and board into four installment payments throughout the semester. The IPP is only available in the fall and spring semesters. For more information go to https://accounting.vcu.edu/plan/
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,36381%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,81268%$25,834,687$9,187
Federal grants1,27531%$5,860,509$4,596
Pell grants1,24930%$5,645,469$4,520
Other federal grants1494%$215,040$1,443
State/local government grant or scholarships1,88646%$9,066,764$4,807
Institutional grants or scholarships1,88245%$10,907,414$5,796
Student loan aid2,36657%$19,452,381$8,222
Federal student loans2,25354%$12,239,961$5,433
Other student loans45811%$7,212,420$15,748
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid113,28856%$120,464,282$9,066
Pell grants6,70128%$28,513,036$4,255
Federal student loans11,86650%$83,348,051$7,024
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$19,898$20,260$20,741
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 Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$14,890$13,715$14,233
$30,001 – $48,000$17,949$17,810$18,394
$48,001 – $75,000$22,556$21,533$22,307
$75,001 – $110,000$24,220$24,558$24,528
$110,001 and more$26,337$26,780$26,858
  • 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.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment30,675
Undergraduate enrollment23,663
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,902
Graduate enrollment7,012
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 85%
Part-time: 15%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 13%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 47%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants15,2485,8009,448
Percent admitted84%83%85%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%33%32%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT3,52485%
ACT1,03925%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550640
SAT Math520620
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2128
ACT Math1926
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 83%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 63%
Transfer-out rate: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 65%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 39%
6-year: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 58%
Female: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 64%
Asian: 69%
Black or African American: 60%
Hispanic/Latino: 58%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 33%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 66%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 59%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 65%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 64%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 29%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 57%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 17%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies11----
Area Studies, Other65----
Women's Studies17---5
Category total93---5
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy-10--
Biochemistry-11--
Bioinformatics137---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General35118---
Biomedical Sciences, General-03-66
Biostatistics-27--
Epidemiology--2--
Exercise Physiology--0--
Human/Medical Genetics-210--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-53--
Neuroscience--4--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--0--
Pharmacology-08--
Physiology, General-123--
Category total3644841-66
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting9315--27
Business Administration and Management, General-96--4
Business/Commerce, General3301574-21
Business/Managerial Economics975---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other9----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General----2
International Business/Trade/Commerce----2
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-6---
Management Science-40---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General161----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management----10
Real Estate15---3
Taxation-0---
Category total7053194-69
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects----6
Category total----6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies29011---
Category total29011---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General6810--5
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-13---
Information Science/Studies14043--9
Category total20866--14
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-11--8
Art Teacher Education1710---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services----0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-29---
Curriculum and Instruction-5---
Education, General-12924-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----2d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities----5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-3d23-10
Educational/Instructional Technology----0
Health Teacher Education263----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-7---
Reading Teacher Education-10--3
Special Education and Teaching, General-28d---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other----0
Category total280232d47-28d
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering6565--
Chemical Engineering25----
Computer Engineering, General20----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering32----
Engineering, General-815--
Engineering, Other-115--
Mechanical Engineering112----
Category total2542525--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Nanotechnology--1--
Category total--1--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-5---
English Language and Literature, General11911---
Category total11916---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging-5d--8d
Category total-5d--8d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General30----
Language Interpretation and Translation---4-
Category total30--4-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-0---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist33d9---
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling-6d--16d
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-17---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist24----
Dentistry--105--
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-8---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--5d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-41d2--
Medicine--200--
Nurse Anesthetist-37d45--
Nursing Practice081--1
Nursing Science--2--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-435d--
Pharmaceutical Sciences-415--
Pharmacy--132--
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other-00--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--49--
Public Health Education and Promotion--4--
Public Health, General-12---
Public Health, Other--1--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer36----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse248d----
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-8d--1
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-25d--6
Category total341d291d565d-24d
History
History, General7811---
Category total7811---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration19411--0
Forensic Science and Technology7316---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other759d--3d
Category total34236d--3d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other--1--
Mathematics, General7516---
Statistics, General----0
Category total75161-0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences117----
Historic Preservation and Conservation----0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-17-50-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other176810--
Natural Sciences--4-12
Category total29325145012
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies5213---
Category total5213---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies00---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-39d---
Category total039d---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy16----
Religion/Religious Studies18----
Category total34----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General13139--
Chemistry, Other--2--
Physics, General257---
Physics, Other-31--
Category total1561312--
Psychology
Clinical Psychology--8--
Counseling Psychology--5--
Health/Medical Psychology--4--
Psychology, General513233--
Category total5132320--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-144-12
Social Work100170d6--
Category total100184d10-12
Social Sciences
Anthropology20----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----10
Political Science and Government, General136----
Social Sciences, Other----11
Sociology10410--0
Urban Studies/Affairs3618--1
Category total29628--22
Transportation and Materials Moving
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other----0
Category total----0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1733--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production19----
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry28----
Dance, General19----
Design and Applied Arts, Other34----
Design and Visual Communications, General-12---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General458---
Fashion/Apparel Design81----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-25---
Graphic Design43----
Illustration75----
Interior Design21----
Music Performance, General512---
Painting40----
Photography29----
Sculpture24----
Category total526503--
Grand total5,1491,45174354269
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 725
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 111
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 19
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $10,913
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,282
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,707
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 85%
Part-time students: 75%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined7299
Baseball36
Basketball1421
Field Hockey24
Golf7
Lacrosse31
Soccer2830
Tennis97
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1953 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1960 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program4/1/1971 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs8/20/1938 - 6/30/2015Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)5/15/1953 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry1/24/1964 - 2/2/2018Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics12/9/1966 - 2/2/2018Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/16/1969 - 2/2/2018Accredited
Periodontics5/11/1973 - 2/2/2018Accredited
Endodontics5/8/1974 - 2/2/2018Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)5/1/1980 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree1/1/1966 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist12/1/1931 - 10/25/2017Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/1/1975 - 7/22/2018Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/28/1980 - 7/22/2018Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs4/1/2000 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels9/22/2016 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/22/2016 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/22/2016 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language4/30/2014 - 2/15/2017Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels(!)12/1/1968 - 5/24/2011Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/1/1996 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists(!)11/1/1972 - 4/20/2018Accredited
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)1/1/1987 - 2/20/2018Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1969 - 10/1/2017Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1999 - 9/1/2017Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1950 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)3/1/2000 - 3/1/2017Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
VCU Health System
1/1/1929 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Predoctoral2/1/1945 - 2/2/2018Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)
Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months
5/6/1993 - 2/2/2018Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
907 Floyd Ave
1/1/1984 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs
Residency in Clinical Health Psychology
8/31/2012 - 8/31/2012Resigned
Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs11/12/2015 -  Accredited
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2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession825
Drug law violations8810592
Liquor law violations180211163
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations547565
Liquor law violations134163141
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape4815
Fondling463
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery011
Aggravated assault243
Burglary111213
Motor vehicle theft020
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape4813
Fondling351
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault102
Burglary598
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 Year201520142013
Default rate3.7%4.0%3.6%
Number in default246267234
Number in repayment6,5916,5656,493
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)