Virginia College-Birmingham

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Virginia College is a for-profit college with branches throughout the United States. The Birmingham branch offers programs in network engineering, business administration, interior design, network management, cosmetology, medical billing and coding, accounting, nursing, and various other disciplines. Programs at the college are specifically designed to teach students the skills needed in the modern job market.

Students often choose Virginia College because of its small class sizes and flexible course schedules. Qualifying students unable to pay for a college education can take advantage of Virginia College’s generous financial aid programs.

This college offers educational programs at the certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s levels. In fact, a master’s of business administration is offered on the Birmingham campus. Many students complete short vocational certificate programs to begin their careers in a relatively short period of time.

General Information

488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35209

General Phone:(205) 802-1200
Website URL:www.vc.edu/campus/birmingham-alabama-college.cfm
Type of Institution:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:1 year certificate
AA/AS degree
Two but less than 4 years CERT
BA/BS degree
MA/MS degrees
Campus setting:Midsize city
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:14,926 (14,567 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:42 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $14,596 $14,596 $15,716 $16,500 +4.99%
Books and Supplies $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $14,596 $14,596 $15,716 $16,500 +4.99%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $19,168
In-state Student Fees $100
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $19,168
Out-of-state Student Fees $100

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 550 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 452 76% $1,196,135 $2,646
• Federal grants 449 76% $1,186,114 $2,642
• Pell grants 449 76% $1,173,962 $2,615
• Other federal grants 42 7% $12,152 $289
Local and state government scholarships or grants 2 0% $7,896 $3,948
Institutional scholarships or grants 1 0% $2,125 $2,125
Student loan financial aid 376 63% $4,222,200 $11,229
• Federal student loans 376 63% $4,222,200 $11,229
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 100 20 389 254
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 42 7 105 1
Accounting 35
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 34 1
Business Administration and Management 41 7
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 36
Management Information Systems 1
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 11
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 11
Computing and Information Sciences 2 32
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 2
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/programmer
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 31
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 1
Web/multimedia Management and WebMA/MS
Engineering Technology 10
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician 10
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 10 152 143
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 19
Health/health Care Administration/management 10
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 15 11
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 38 42
Medical Insurance Specialist/medical Biller 10
Medical Office Assistant/specialist 40 42
Medical/clinical Assistant
Medical/health Management and Clinical Assistant/specialist
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 38
Respiratory Therapy Technician/assistant 24
Surgical Technology/technologist 16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 23 13 31
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 23 13 31
Legal and Law Studies 57
Legal Assistant/paralegal 57
Personal and Culinary Services 1 2 109
Baking and Pastry Arts/baker/pastry Chef 37
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts 1 2 72
Visual and Performing Arts 11 1
Design and Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Interior Design 11 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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