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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:  28,082 (20,958 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
ROTC (Army)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Undergraduate research (co-curricula)
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
15.00%
High school students enrolled in college courses for credit, 2022-2023
280
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Academic
Continuing professional
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Remedial Education
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty2,469896
Instructional2,201883
Research and public service26813
Total graduate assistants-809
Instructional-546
Research-263
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 year2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Tuition and fees
In-state$14,710$15,319$15,828$16,4584.0%
Out-of-state$36,048$36,657$37,786$39,0423.3%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,240$1,240$1,2400.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Food and Housing$11,504$12,279$12,279$16,11931.3%
Other expenses$5,283$5,270$5,720$6,1507.5%
Off Campus
Food and Housing$11,504$12,730$12,730$14,05410.4%
Other expenses$5,283$7,572$7,572$9,03419.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other expenses$5,283$7,572$7,572$8,0346.1%
Total Expenses2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
In-state
On Campus$32,997$34,108$35,067$39,96714.0%
Off Campus$32,997$36,861$37,370$40,7869.1%
Off Campus with Family$21,493$24,131$24,640$25,7324.4%
Out-of-state
On Campus$54,335$55,446$57,025$62,5519.7%
Off Campus$54,335$58,199$59,328$63,3706.8%
Off Campus with Family$42,831$45,469$46,598$48,3163.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2023-2024
In-state tuition$13,404
In-state fees$3,349
Out-of-state tuition$27,550
Out-of-state fees$4,039
  • The Cost of Attendance varies by program.; The Cost of Attendance (COA) is based on a weighted average of costs for all students across Title IV eligible programs.; Additional context: The Other Expenses includes the estimated cost of a computer required for first-year students.
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid13,62090%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,37383%$42,442,459$12,583
Federal grants1,85346%$10,411,419$5,619
Pell grants1,31132%$6,707,294$5,116
Other federal grants1,44236%$3,704,125$2,569
State/local government grant or scholarships1,46736%$10,877,199$7,415
Institutional grants or scholarships2,94773%$21,153,841$7,178
Student loan aid1,90747%$14,888,809$7,807
Federal student loans1,82145%$9,509,536$5,222
Other student loans3058%$5,379,273$17,637
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid115,52674%$183,589,679$11,825
Pell grants6,38131%$31,080,837$4,871
Federal student loans9,04343%$58,575,045$6,477
Non-degree/non-certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid114931%$1,281,926$8,604
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, 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.
2019-20202020-20212021-2022
Average net price$20,566$19,656$21,294
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 Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$14,507$13,601$14,188
$30,001 – $48,000$15,891$14,349$15,435
$48,001 – $75,000$18,553$16,689$18,675
$75,001 – $110,000$23,030$21,818$23,433
$110,001 and more$27,769$26,416$28,236
  • 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 Food and Housing 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 awarded 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 2022
Total enrollment28,082
Undergraduate enrollment20,958
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,485
Graduate enrollment7,124
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 37%
Female: 63%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 14%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
U.S. Nonresident: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 6%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 7%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 67%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 27%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 69%
Part-time: 31%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 18%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 31%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 51%
Undergraduate application fee (2023-2024): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants18,2426,72311,519
Percent admitted91%89%92%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%24%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
SAT / ACTX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2022 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,35232%
ACT1734%
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
NOTES:
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing530600660
SAT Math500560630
ACT Composite222630
ACT English212633
ACT Math192328
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
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: 85%
Part-time students: 60%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 65%
Transfer-out rate: 20%
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 2014]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 68%
[Began in Fall 2016]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2014 or Fall 2016
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: 60%
Female: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 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: 60%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 63%
Hispanic/Latino: 59%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 33%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 65%
U.S. Nonresident: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 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 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 7%
Enrolled at different institution: 71%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 8%
Enrolled at same institution: 8%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 72%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 72%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • 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 Studies--9--
Area Studies, Other--24--
Disability Studies9----
Women's Studies-110--
Category total9143--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy---10
Biochemistry---62
Bioinformatics--379-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--3388-
Biomedical Sciences, General-29-08
Biostatistics---24
Epidemiology----2
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology----4
Human/Medical Genetics-2-13
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology---85
Neuroscience----5
Pathology/Experimental Pathology----0
Pharmacology---47
Physiology, General---40
Category total-313754340
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-9799-
Business Administration and Management, General-0-103-
Business/Commerce, General1602181223
Business/Managerial Economics--280-
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other--8--
Finance, General--82--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce00---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management---23-
Management Science---0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--135--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-8---
Real Estate-714--
Taxation---0-
Category total16245642573
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-118814-
Category total-118814-
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects-1---
Category total-1---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General213122142
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-0-0-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-0---
Information Science/Studies-116713-
Category total214289272
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-6-4-
Art Teacher Education--214-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services---36-
Curriculum and Instruction---3-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--7--
Education, General-0-6725
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-0d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-12---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-21-9d36
Educational/Instructional Technology-0---
Elementary Education and Teaching-622--
Health Teacher Education--313--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching--33-
Reading Teacher Education-5-3d-
Secondary Education and Teaching--0--
Special Education and Teaching, General-18616d3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-0d---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0---
Category total-68d372145d64
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--40139
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering----3
Chemical Engineering--46--
Computer Engineering, General--20--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--27--
Engineering, General---127
Engineering, Other---41d11
Mechanical Engineering--95--
Category total--22866d30
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Nanotechnology----3
Category total----3
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing---5-
English Language and Literature, General--957-
Category total--9512-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging-0d-8d-
Category total-0d-8d-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--5--
Language Interpretation and Translation4----
Category total4-5--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer---0-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist--44d6-
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling-4d-3d-
Clinical Research Coordinator-3---
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-1---
Dental Clinical Sciences, General---18-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--13--
Dentistry----100
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-1---
Genetic Counseling/Counselor---10-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other----4d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--1348d0
Healthcare Innovation-1---
Medicine----189
Nurse Anesthetist---0d52d
Nursing Practice-40d96d13d
Nursing Science----4d
Occupational Therapy/Therapist---0d46d
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology----0
Pharmaceutical Sciences---113
Pharmacy----91
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other---00
Physical Therapy/Therapist----58
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-1---
Public Health Education and Promotion-0--1
Public Health, General---15-
Public Health, Other----3
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--44--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--210d--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-3-8d-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-3-40d-
Category total-21d324d245d574d
History
History, General--663-
Public/Applied History-2---
Category total-2663-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-11818-
Forensic Science and Technology--4822-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-2d7023d-
Category total-3d29953d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other----2
Mathematics, General--238-
Statistics, General-0---
Category total-02382
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--72--
Data Analytics, General---45-
Data Science, General-1---
Gerontology-6---
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General-0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General26--13-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--18625
Natural Sciences-6--9
Sustainability Studies11---
Category total27142586014
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies--609-
Category total--609-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Outdoor Education3----
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies--00-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management---48d-
Category total3-048d-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy--14--
Religion/Religious Studies--4--
Category total--18--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--94313
Chemistry, Other----0
Physics, General--161-
Physics, Other-1-34
Category total-1110717
Psychology
Clinical Psychology----6
Counseling Psychology----5
Health/Medical Psychology----5
Psychology, General--458167
Category total--4581623
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-11-343
Social Work--97331d4
Category total-1197365d7
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General--15--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics---9-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-14---
Political Science and Government, General--133--
Social Sciences, Other-7---
Sociology, General-1448d-
Urban Studies/Affairs-22321-
Category total-2421538d-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other-0---
Category total-0---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--1251
Cinematography and Film/Video Production--46--
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry--27--
Dance, General--11--
Design and Applied Arts, Other--37--
Design and Visual Communications, General---9-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--457-
Fashion/Apparel Design--71--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other---23-
Graphic Design--70--
Illustration--131--
Interior Design--13--
Music Performance, General--410-
Painting--33--
Photography--42--
Sculpture--13--
Category total--592441
Grand total802064,6791,468780
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 Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 599
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 123
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 37
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 6
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $12,307
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $14,620
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,025
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,409
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
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division I without football
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined8694
Baseball39
Basketball1526
Field Hockey25
Golf9
Lacrosse35
Soccer3635
Tennis87
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1953)12/10/2024
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's programAccredited since (04/01/1971)12/31/2017
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited since ((!)12/01/1960)12/31/2017
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (08/20/1938)06/30/2031
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (05/16/1969)12/31/2025
EndodonticsAccredited since (05/08/1974)12/31/2025
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)Accredited since (05/15/1953)12/31/2024
Orthodontics & Dentofacial OrthopedicsAccredited since (12/09/1966)12/31/2025
Pediatric DentistryAccredited since (01/24/1964)12/31/2025
PeriodonticsAccredited since (05/11/1973)12/31/2025
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)Accredited since (05/01/1980)TBD
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral DegreePreaccredited (08/02/2018 - 11/30/2018)
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral DegreeAccredited since (11/30/2018)07/31/2026
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's DegreeAccredited (01/01/1966 - 07/26/2019)
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapistAccredited since (12/01/1931)12/31/2027
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (04/01/1975)12/31/2028
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (10/28/1980)12/31/2028
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programsAccredited since (04/01/2000)12/31/2026
 No Longer Recognized  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administrationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1968)12/31/2017
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (09/22/2016)12/31/2031
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (09/22/2016)12/31/2031
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (09/22/2016)12/31/2031
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited since (04/30/2014)08/31/2029
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 levelsAccredited since ((!)12/01/1968)10/31/2031
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (06/01/1996)07/01/2030
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since ((!)01/01/1987)11/01/2029
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapistsAccredited since ((!)11/01/1972)11/01/2029
 No Longer Recognized  Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologistAccredited (04/20/1983 - 06/13/2011)
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1942)12/31/2023
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (01/30/1981)6/20/2014
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship VCU Health SystemAccredited since (01/01/1929)12/31/2028
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months/Optional 2nd YearAccredited since (05/06/1993)12/31/2025
PredoctoralAccredited since (02/01/1945)12/31/2025
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs 907 Floyd AveAccredited since (01/01/1984)12/31/2027
Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programsAccredited since (11/12/2015)TBD
Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs Residency in Clinical Health PsychologyAccredited (08/31/2012 - 08/31/2012)
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  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/148247.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape1033
d. Fondling543
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery101
h. Aggravated assault320
i. Burglary18812
j. Motor vehicle theft121
k. Arson130
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence520
b. Dating violence1755
c. Stalking1069
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.422
b. Drug abuse violations84241
c. Liquor law violations101244
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.340
b. Drug abuse violations668036
c. Liquor law violations16615347
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape1032
d. Fondling330
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault110
i. Burglary1339
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson120
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence210
b. Dating violence1653
c. Stalking436
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations65170
c. Liquor law violations84173
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.240
b. Drug abuse violations657836
c. Liquor law violations16515347
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%0.9%2.6%
Number in default059168
Number in repayment6,1636,2816,276
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)