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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:  29,757 (22,837 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Admissionswww.vcu.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.vcu.edu/admissions/apply
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 Servicessaeo.vcu.edu
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.vcuathletics.com/landing/index
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).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
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
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty2,498950
Instructional2,184890
Research and public service31460
Total graduate assistants-835
Instructional-660
Research-175
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,130$13,624$14,493$14,5960.7%
Out-of-state$32,287$33,656$35,834$35,9040.2%
Books and supplies$2,804$2,860$2,860$2,8600.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,280$11,506$11,506$11,5060.0%
Other$3,120$3,182$3,182$3,76018.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,280$11,506$11,506$11,5060.0%
Other$3,120$3,182$3,182$3,76018.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,120$3,182$3,182$3,76018.2%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
In-state
On Campus$30,334$31,172$32,041$32,7222.1%
Off Campus$30,334$31,172$32,041$32,7222.1%
Off Campus with Family$19,054$19,666$20,535$21,2163.3%
Out-of-state
On Campus$49,491$51,204$53,382$54,0301.2%
Off Campus$49,491$51,204$53,382$54,0301.2%
Off Campus with Family$38,211$39,698$41,876$42,5241.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
In-state tuition$12,701
In-state fees$2,385
Out-of-state tuition$26,039
Out-of-state fees$2,385
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid13,67581%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,05068%$33,657,727$11,035
Federal grants1,48333%$7,047,957$4,752
Pell grants1,47133%$6,796,265$4,620
Other federal grants1533%$251,692$1,645
State/local government grant or scholarships1,71038%$11,154,407$6,523
Institutional grants or scholarships2,69760%$15,455,363$5,731
Student loan aid2,54956%$21,328,436$8,367
Federal student loans2,41754%$12,875,446$5,327
Other student loans50411%$8,452,990$16,772
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,892$133,610,836$10,364
Pell grants6,818$31,000,578$4,547
Federal student loans11,268$74,429,887$6,605
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$20,741$20,897$20,968
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 Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$14,233$14,264$16,768
$30,001 – $48,000$18,394$18,411$17,529
$48,001 – $75,000$22,307$21,559$20,868
$75,001 – $110,000$24,528$24,597$24,684
$110,001 and more$26,858$27,310$28,155
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment29,757
Undergraduate enrollment22,837
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,663
Graduate enrollment6,920
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 14%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
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: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 65%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants17,0886,19710,891
Percent admitted87%86%88%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%29%30%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT3,81687%
ACT74917%
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 Composite2128
ACT English2129
ACT Math1926
  • Admissions requirements: 1) Formal demonstrations of competencies, specifically portfolios and auditions are required of visual and performing arts applicants. 2) Standardized test scores (SAT’s or ACT’s) are required of Engineering applicants and applicants who do not have a 3.3 high school GPA. 3) Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test score.
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: 33%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 67%
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 2011]
4-year: 39%
6-year: 63%
8-year: 66%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 45%
6-year: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 61%
Female: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 64%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 13%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 65%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 13%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 71%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 58%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
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 Studies7----
Area Studies, Other55----
Women's Studies12---4
Category total74---4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy-60--
Biochemistry-24--
Bioinformatics288---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General34710---
Biomedical Sciences, General-03-78
Biostatistics-27--
Epidemiology--1--
Exercise Physiology--2--
Human/Medical Genetics-42--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-55--
Neuroscience--6--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--0--
Pharmacology-27--
Physiology, General-143--
Category total3755340-78
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting5813--23
Business Administration and Management, General-77--4
Business/Commerce, General3711376150
Business/Managerial Economics672---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other10----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General----0
International Business/Trade/Commerce---10
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-12---
Management Science-49---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General126----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management----19
Real Estate16---0
Taxation-0---
Category total64829061646
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects----4
Category total----4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies2927---
Category total2927---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General809--9
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-7---
Information Science/Studies1669--4
Category total24625--13
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-4--8
Art Teacher Education195---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services----0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-34---
Curriculum and Instruction-6---
Education, General-12425-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----0d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities----11
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-12d23-8
Educational/Instructional Technology----0
Health Teacher Education360----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-8---
Reading Teacher Education-6d--10
Special Education and Teaching, General-29d---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other----0d
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----0
Category total379228d48-37d
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4552--
Chemical Engineering38----
Computer Engineering, General20----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering26----
Engineering, General-1216--
Engineering, Other-20d8--
Mechanical Engineering107----
Category total23637d26--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Nanotechnology--2--
Category total--2--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-10---
English Language and Literature, General1176---
Category total11716---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging-6d--9d
Category total-6d--9d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General22----
Language Interpretation and Translation---6-
Category total22--6-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-0---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist46d8---
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling-7d--14d
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling----3
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-15---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist16----
Dentistry--101--
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-10---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--6d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-35d0--
Medicine--210--
Nurse Anesthetist-36d45d--
Nursing Practice0d117d5d-0
Nursing Science--3d--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-1d42d--
Pharmaceutical Sciences-311--
Pharmacy--124--
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other-00--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--54--
Public Health Education and Promotion--2-2
Public Health, General-12---
Public Health, Other--4--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer29----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse230d----
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-13d--0
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-18d--6
Category total321d275d607d-25d
History
History, General845---
Public/Applied History----3
Category total845--3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration19612--4
Forensic Science and Technology5514---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other8518d--3d
Category total33644d--7d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other--4--
Mathematics, General5216---
Statistics, General----1
Category total52164-1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences79----
Historic Preservation and Conservation----0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-15-30-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other17996--
Natural Sciences--3-7
Sustainability Studies---3-
Category total258249337
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies565---
Category total565---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies00---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-35d---
Category total035d---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy15----
Religion/Religious Studies13----
Category total28----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General130215--
Chemistry, Other--2--
Physics, General219---
Physics, Other-14-0
Category total1511221-0
Psychology
Clinical Psychology--5--
Counseling Psychology--3--
Health/Medical Psychology--2--
Psychology, General499223--
Category total4992213--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-3611-13
Social Work94177d1--
Category total94213d12-13
Social Sciences
Anthropology25----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----14
Political Science and Government, General168----
Social Sciences, Other----10
Sociology933d--0
Urban Studies/Affairs3717--0
Category total32320d--24
Transportation and Materials Moving
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other----0
Category total----0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1750--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production26----
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry35----
Dance, General22----
Design and Applied Arts, Other27----
Design and Visual Communications, General-13---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5911---
Fashion/Apparel Design79----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-24---
Graphic Design53----
Illustration88----
Interior Design24----
Music Performance, General516---
Painting43----
Photography43----
Sculpture28----
Category total595590--
Grand total5,1861,39278855271
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
  • For more information regarding Virginia Commonwealth University's Veterans Programs, please visit https://militaryservices.vcu.edu.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 705
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 103
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 17
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 6
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: $11,823
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,667
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $4,110
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,375
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
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined8996
Baseball34
Basketball1421
Field Hockey22
Golf7
Lacrosse37
Soccer2729
Tennis98
Volleyball17
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)06/30/2023
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 since (08/02/2018)07/31/2026
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral DegreeAccredited since (11/30/2018)12/31/2018
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)12/31/2021
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (09/22/2016)12/31/2021
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (09/22/2016)12/31/2021
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)5/31/2021
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (06/01/1996)12/31/2022
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since ((!)01/01/1987)02/20/2022
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapistsAccredited since ((!)11/01/1972)04/20/2022
 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
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1969 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1999 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1950 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (03/01/2000 - 08/01/2014)
 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)12/31/2015
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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On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape8148
d. Fondling635
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery110
h. Aggravated assault439
i. Burglary12138
j. Motor vehicle theft202
k. Arson003
  • For 2016, Line C was changed from 15 to 14 because additional report information was received which confirmed that the report's incident location was actually unknown.
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence200
b. Dating violence10116
c. Stalking141619
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.252
b. Drug abuse violations10592119
c. Liquor law violations211163150
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.200
b. Drug abuse violations635244
c. Liquor law violations1309797
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape8128
d. Fondling511
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault023
i. Burglary982
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson001
  • For 2016, Line C was changed from 13 to 12 because additional report information was received which confirmed that the report's incident location was actually unknown.
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence976
c. Stalking634
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.100
b. Drug abuse violations756539
c. Liquor law violations16314161
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.200
b. Drug abuse violations625043
c. Liquor law violations1299395
  • 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 Year201620152014
Default rate4.1%3.7%4.0%
Number in default271246267
Number in repayment6,5326,5916,565
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)