Virginia College-Birmingham

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School Overview

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.

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Virginia College-Birmingham Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(205) 802-1200
Website:www.vc.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:https://enroll.vc.edu
Address:488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35209
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,995
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):28%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:734 (37% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$14,632
Out-of-state Tuition:$14,632
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:73%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,300

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Virginia College-Birmingham Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Virginia College-Birmingham.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3441
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1111
Health Professions and Related Programs471
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service111
Legal Professions and Studies11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Personal and Culinary Services31
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1216103

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Virginia College-Birmingham.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2441
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1111
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service111
Legal Professions and Studies11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Personal and Culinary Services1
Grand total31093

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Virginia College-Birmingham and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$14,632
Out-of-state$14,632
Books and supplies$0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,690
Out-of-state$13,690

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid12173%
Grant or scholarship aid11670%$5,300
Student loan aid11167%$8,641

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,81787%$4,334
Federal student loans1,88891%$10,257

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Virginia College-Birmingham. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Virginia College-Birmingham students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Virginia College-Birmingham Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,995
Undergraduate enrollment1,941
Graduate enrollment54

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Virginia College-Birmingham Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
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    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
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    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
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    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
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    • Medical Assisting (MAAAS) - Associate in/of Applied Science program
    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
    • Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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