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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:  29,070 (21,943 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
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
8%
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 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty2,496746
Instructional2,183710
Research and public service31336
Total graduate assistants-793
Instructional-574
Research-219
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 year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees
In-state$14,493$14,596$14,710$15,3194.1%
Out-of-state$35,834$35,904$36,048$36,6571.7%
Books and supplies$2,860$2,860$1,500$1,240-17.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,506$11,506$11,504$12,2796.7%
Other$3,182$3,760$5,283$5,270-0.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,506$11,506$11,504$12,73010.7%
Other$3,182$3,760$5,283$7,57243.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,182$3,760$5,283$7,57243.3%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
In-state
On Campus$32,041$32,722$32,997$34,1083.4%
Off Campus$32,041$32,722$32,997$36,86111.7%
Off Campus with Family$20,535$21,216$21,493$24,13112.3%
Out-of-state
On Campus$53,382$54,030$54,335$55,4462.0%
Off Campus$53,382$54,030$54,335$58,1997.1%
Off Campus with Family$41,876$42,524$42,831$45,4696.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
In-state tuition$12,618
In-state fees$2,900
Out-of-state tuition$25,956
Out-of-state fees$3,590
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
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 aid13,62883%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,19473%$40,918,621$12,811
Federal grants1,54435%$8,662,363$5,610
Pell grants1,37031%$6,670,001$4,869
Other federal grants1,37631%$1,992,362$1,448
State/local government grant or scholarships1,73740%$13,810,081$7,951
Institutional grants or scholarships2,90066%$18,446,177$6,361
Student loan aid2,25952%$18,512,106$8,195
Federal student loans2,14749%$11,222,160$5,227
Other student loans43810%$7,289,946$16,644
  • 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 aid113,374$150,804,767$11,276
Pell grants6,643$31,679,728$4,769
Federal student loans10,629$70,708,352$6,652
  • 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.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$20,897$20,968$20,566
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 Income2017-20182018-20192019-2020
$0 – $30,000$14,264$16,768$14,507
$30,001 – $48,000$18,411$17,529$15,891
$48,001 – $75,000$21,559$20,868$18,553
$75,001 – $110,000$24,597$24,684$23,030
$110,001 and more$27,310$28,155$27,769
  • 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 2020
Total enrollment29,070
Undergraduate enrollment21,943
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,580
Graduate enrollment7,127
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 85%
Part-time: 15%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
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: 43%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 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: 90%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 39%
Enrolled in some distance education: 57%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 4%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 26%
Enrolled in some distance education: 36%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 38%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2020
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants17,2536,08011,173
Percent admitted91%89%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%24%24%
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 2020 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT3,20285%
ACT63217%
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 Writing540640
SAT Math520610
ACT Composite2128
ACT English2130
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: 59%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
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, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 66%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
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 2012]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 67%
8-year: 69%
[Began in Fall 2014]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2012 or Fall 2014
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: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 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: 50%
Asian: 73%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 64%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 73%
Non-resident alien: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 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 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 65%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 75%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 73%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 72%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
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--11--
Area Studies, Other--50--
Disability Studies3----
Women's Studies-616--
Category total3677--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy---70
Biochemistry---63
Bioinformatics--376-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--40911-
Biomedical Sciences, General-75-23
Biostatistics---97
Epidemiology----1
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology----0
Human/Medical Genetics-2-33
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology---37
Neuroscience----4
Pathology/Experimental Pathology----0
Pharmacology---13
Physiology, General---73
Category total-774465534
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-116117-
Business Administration and Management, General-1-112-
Business/Commerce, General2102631201
Business/Managerial Economics--580-
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other--9--
Finance, General--46--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce00---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management---20-
Management Science---33-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--133--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-14---
Real Estate-515--
Taxation---0-
Category total21315853021
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies--2561-
Category total--2561-
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, General3410411-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-1-0-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-3---
Information Science/Studies-717115-
Category total31527526-
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-4-2-
Art Teacher Education--165-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services---12-
Curriculum and Instruction---1-
Education, General-0-9323
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-0d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-10---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-29-9d26
Educational/Instructional Technology-0---
Elementary Education and Teaching-17---
Health Teacher Education--426--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching---6-
Reading Teacher Education-5-3d-
Special Education and Teaching, General-9-33d3
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-74d442164d52
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--5441
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering----4
Chemical Engineering--47--
Computer Engineering, General--27--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--44--
Engineering, General---58
Engineering, Other---12d10
Mechanical Engineering--105--
Category total--27721d23
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Nanotechnology----2
Category total----2
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing---7-
English Language and Literature, General--9116-
Category total--9123-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging-7d-8d-
Category total-7d-8d-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--22--
Language Interpretation and Translation8----
Category total8-22--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer---0-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist--47d9-
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling-6d-4d-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-4---
Dental Clinical Sciences, General---16-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--16--
Dentistry----105
Genetic Counseling/Counselor---10-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other----9d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---35d3
Healthcare Innovation-1---
Medicine----203
Nurse Anesthetist---0d48d
Nursing Practice-40d103d7d
Nursing Science----3d
Occupational Therapy/Therapist---0d39d
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology----3
Pharmaceutical Sciences---311
Pharmacy----117
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other---00
Physical Therapy/Therapist----56
Public Health Education and Promotion-6--6
Public Health, General---12-
Public Health, Other----1
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--32--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--212d--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-1-7d-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-1-31d-
Category total-23d307d230d611d
History
History, General--5912-
Public/Applied History-4---
Category total-45912-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-11545-
Forensic Science and Technology--5523-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-2d8112d-
Category total-3d29040d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other----8
Mathematics, General--5610-
Statistics, General-1---
Category total-156108
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--95--
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General-0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General22--17-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--27605
Natural Sciences-9--5
Sustainability Studies23---
Category total24123711710
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies--6013-
Category total--6013-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies--00-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management---47d-
Category total--047d-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy--24--
Religion/Religious Studies--3--
Category total--27--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--111012
Chemistry, Other----2
Physics, General--202-
Physics, Other-1-00
Category total-1131214
Psychology
Clinical Psychology----12
Counseling Psychology----3
Health/Medical Psychology----3
Psychology, General--553146
Category total--5531424
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-12-209
Social Work--107194d6
Category total-12107214d15
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General--23--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics---2-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-11---
Political Science and Government, General--177--
Social Sciences, Other-14---
Sociology, General-0716d-
Urban Studies/Affairs-13921-
Category total-2631029d-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other-0---
Category total-0---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--1541
Cinematography and Film/Video Production--25--
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry--26--
Dance, General--6--
Design and Applied Arts, Other--43--
Design and Visual Communications, General---13-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--488-
Fashion/Apparel Design--61--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other---17-
Graphic Design--56--
Illustration--111--
Interior Design--31--
Music Performance, General--454-
Painting--35--
Photography--36--
Sculpture--34--
Category total--572461
Grand total592935,3141,274795
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, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 682
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 104
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 21
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 9
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: $12,333
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,587
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,810
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,277
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
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined8689
Baseball36
Basketball1426
Field Hockey18
Golf7
Lacrosse29
Soccer3332
Tennis88
Volleyball16
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 (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)12/31/2022
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 Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape8103
d. Fondling354
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery210
h. Aggravated assault132
i. Burglary12188
j. Motor vehicle theft012
k. Arson113
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence052
b. Dating violence6175
c. Stalking12106
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.042
b. Drug abuse violations888424
c. Liquor law violations14310124
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.034
b. Drug abuse violations1116680
c. Liquor law violations118166153
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape8103
d. Fondling233
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery010
h. Aggravated assault111
i. Burglary7133
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson012
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence021
b. Dating violence5165
c. Stalking343
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations756517
c. Liquor law violations1198417
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.024
b. Drug abuse violations1116578
c. Liquor law violations118165153
  • 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 Year201820172016
Default rate2.6%4.5%4.1%
Number in default168285271
Number in repayment6,2766,3096,532
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)