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IPEDS ID: 234164
OPE ID: 00376600
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Virginia Union University
1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220
General information:  (804) 257-5600
Website:  www.vuu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,516 (1,209 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Baptist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty7099
Instructional7099
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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$17,748$17,861$13,530$13,5300.0%
Books and supplies$1,500$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,598$8,598$9,358$9,3580.0%
Other$3,512$3,720$5,000$5,0000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,404$7,404$5,000$5,0000.0%
Other$6,566$6,566$5,000$5,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,566$6,566$7,500$7,5000.0%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
On Campus$31,358$32,179$29,888$29,8880.0%
Off Campus$33,218$33,831$25,530$25,5300.0%
Off Campus with Family$25,814$26,427$23,030$23,0300.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$11,275
Fees$3,000
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
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 aid133894%————
Grant or scholarship aid33593%$3,596,646$10,736
Federal grants31287%$2,513,512$8,056
Pell grants23766%$1,173,276$4,951
Other federal grants28479%$1,340,236$4,719
State/local government grant or scholarships12134%$401,680$3,320
Institutional grants or scholarships20457%$681,454$3,340
Student loan aid19454%$1,116,326$5,754
Federal student loans19153%$1,070,215$5,603
Other student loans51%$46,111$9,222
  • 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 aid11,101$11,666,284$10,596
Pell grants718$3,725,350$5,189
Federal student loans735$4,829,693$6,571
  • 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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$21,417$18,722$16,068
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$20,636$18,941$16,318
$30,001 – $48,000$20,651$19,117$18,117
$48,001 – $75,000$24,647$21,816$20,745
$75,001 – $110,000$23,353$23,159$21,930
$110,001 and more$27,322$21,041$21,685
  • 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, 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 enrollment1,516
Undergraduate enrollment1,209
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment53
Graduate enrollment307
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 89%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 1%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 88%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 42%
Out-of-state: 58%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • 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: 95%
Part-time: 5%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • All undergraduate courses were taught virtually for fall 2020 term due to the pandemic and safety protocols.
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,0061,6272,379
Percent admitted94%94%94%
Percent admitted who enrolled8%11%7%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT186%
ACT61%
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 Writing383458
SAT Math373435
ACT Composite1417
ACT English1116
ACT Math1418
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: 61%
Part-time students: 73%
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, 80 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 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 42%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
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 2013]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 29%
8-year: 30%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
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: 37%
Female: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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: 0%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 38%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 21%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30--
Category total30--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting4--
Business Administration and Management, General9--
Finance, General2--
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other10--
Category total25--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies11--
Category total11--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General21--
Category total21--
Education
Biology Teacher Education0--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1--
History Teacher Education2--
Mathematics Teacher Education0--
Secondary Education and Teaching0--
Special Education and Teaching, General2--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels1014-
Category total1514-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1--
Category total1--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Environmental Health-0-
Category total-0-
History
History, General4--
Category total4--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3--
Category total3--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Sciences0--
Category total0--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0--
Category total0--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3--
Physics, General2--
Category total5--
Psychology
Psychology, General20--
Category total20--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work5--
Category total5--
Social Sciences
Criminology35--
Category total35--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity/Ministry-71-
Theology/Theological Studies--15
Category total-7115
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other2--
Fine/Studio Arts, General0--
Music Performance, General1--
Category total3--
Grand total1788515
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 39
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 19
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $12,038
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,218
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined5639
Basketball2516
Bowling6
Football102
Golf7
Softball13
Tennis6
Volleyball7
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological SchoolsAccredited since (01/15/1971)TBD
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1935)12/01/2030
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theologyAccredited since ((!)01/01/1971)03/31/2028
 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 (03/20/1999)05/07/2014
  • (!) Estimated date
  • 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/148308.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery110
h. Aggravated assault430
i. Burglary100
j. Motor vehicle theft100
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence010
b. Dating violence300
c. Stalking110
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations1071
c. Liquor law violations700
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.222
b. Drug abuse violations101512
c. Liquor law violations704
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. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery110
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary100
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence010
b. Dating violence300
c. Stalking100
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations900
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.222
b. Drug abuse violations9812
c. Liquor law violations303
  • 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 rate11.6%19.0%16.1%
Number in default6214596
Number in repayment530763596
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)