Virginia Western Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

Box 14007

Roanoke, VA 24038

(540) 857-7231

Fax: (540) 857-6102

Contact: Meg Patterson

dmissions and Records Coordinator/Registrar
Main Address

3095 Colonial Avenue SW

Roanoke, VA 24038

(540) 857-7827

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,665


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health programs and communication design program.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A
Horticulture Science A
Landscaping A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Fine/Studio Arts A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Management Information Systems A
Real Estate A,C

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A
Computer Systems Analysis C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Social Science Teacher Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Surveying Technology C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A
EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Health Services – General A
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Mental Health Services Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Surgical Technology C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Mechanics & Repair – General A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A
Natural Sciences A

Personal & Culinary Services

Personal & Culinary Services – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting C
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*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 Western Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (540) 857-8922
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3094 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,303
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,164 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,355
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,358
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,935

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Virginia Western Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Virginia Western Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 45
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 25
Construction Trades 21
Engineering 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 15
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 97
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Precision Production 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 3134

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Virginia Western Community College 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,355
Out-of-state $11,358
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 593 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 552 77% $4,935
Student loan aid 69 10% $4,066

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,716 40% $3,415
Federal student loans 665 10% $5,468

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Virginia Western Community College. 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 Western Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

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

Virginia Western Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,303
Undergraduate enrollment 6,303
Graduate enrollment 0

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 Western Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

*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. 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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