Virginia College-Birmingham

Tel: (205)802-1200
2,818 students
Private for-profit
Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. These programs strengthen the student’s ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. The student’s learning experience and placement opportunities are enhanced through studies that provide a balance of general academics, technical skills and personal growth.
School Highlights
Virginia College-Birmingham serves 2,818 students (62% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Virginia College-Birmingham is one of 6 community colleges within Jefferson County, AL.
The nearest community college is Herzing University-Birmingham (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 135 teachers has grown by 95% over five years.
College Virginia College-Birmingham (AL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 135 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,818 has declined by 65% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,818 students 1,398 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 21:1 28:1
# Full-Time Students 1,747 students 869 students
# Part-Time Students 1,071 students 676 students
# Undergraduate Students 1,697 students 869 students
# Graduate Students 50 students 3 students
% Black
1%
25%
% White
1%
61%
% Unknown races
98%
9%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 1.00 0.56

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $11,787 is more than the state average of $4,170. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,787 is more than the state average of $7,410. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $11,787 $4,170
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,787 $7,410
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Virginia College was founded by the Atlantis Group, Inc., in 1983 and then purchased by Career Futures, Inc., in 1989. The College opened its first branch campus in Birmingham, Alabama, in February 1992, and this became the main campus in 1995. In April 1993, the College opened its second branch campus in Huntsville, Alabama. Education Corporation of America acquired Virginia College in mid 1999. The College opened its third branch campus in Jackson, Mississippi, in January 2000. Medical Career Centers in Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama, became part of the Virginia College family in July 2001. A fourth branch campus was opened in Austin, Texas, in January 2002. The most recent additions are Virginia College Technical, which opened in Pelham, Alabama, in January 2003, and Virginia College Gulf Coast at Biloxi, Mississippi, which held its first classes in November 2005. Virginia College also operates Virginia College Online, offering educational opportunities to students anywhere via the internet while allowing students located near on-ground campuses to have a choice of taking classes online, in the traditional classroom, or in a combination of both. Virginia College at Birmingham offers a wide variety of programs, resulting in both diplomas and associate degrees in such diverse fields as office or business management, computer technologies, health & medical, criminal justice, interior design and visual communications. The Virginia College at Birmingham campus also offers Bachelor\\\'s degrees in several fields such as business or office management, interior design, criminal justice or computer technologies and a masters degree (MBA) in Business Adminstration. Programs Offered at Birmingham includes Business Administration, Fraud Investigation, Health Services Management, Human Resource Management, Master of Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Services Management, Healthcare Reimbursement, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Management, Orthopaedic Technology, Personal Fitness Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology, Therapeutic Massage, Applied Management Information Systems, Computer Programming, Database Administration and Design, Help Desk Support Technician, Network Engineering, Network Security, Animation and Game Design, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Design Visualization, Interior Design, Internet Webmaster, Multimedia/CAD Managment, Visual Communications, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Office Management and Paralegal Studies. Virginia College specializes in providing the education and training demanded by a competitive job market. Virginia College at Birmingham, Alabama, offers the benefits of small class sizes and flexible schedules, allowing you to earn the education you want at a time that\\\'s most convenient for you. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
Jefferson County, AL community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Jefferson County, AL is Virginia College-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.