Virginia College-Huntsville

2021 Drake Avenue, SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Tel: (256)533-7387
597 students
Public institution
  • 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-Huntsville serves 597 students (68% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Virginia College-Huntsville is one of 4 community colleges within Madison County, AL.
The nearest community college is Huntsville Bible College (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
College Virginia College-Huntsville (AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 44 staff 70 staff
Virginia College-Huntsville Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 597 has declined by 5% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 88% over five years.
Total Enrollment 597 students 1,398 students
Virginia College-Huntsville Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 408 students 869 students
Virginia College-Huntsville Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 189 students 676 students
Virginia College-Huntsville Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Virginia College-Huntsville Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
Virginia College-Huntsville Black (2006-2014)
% White
Virginia College-Huntsville White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Virginia College-Huntsville Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.06 0.56
Virginia College-Huntsville Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $13,140 is more than the state average of $4,140. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,140 is more than the state average of $7,410. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,140 $4,140
Virginia College-Huntsville In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,140 $7,410
Virginia College-Huntsville Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
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 Huntsville is an Alabama career college that offers a wide variety of programs, resulting in both diplomas and associate degrees in such diverse fields as office management, paralegal studies, business management, health & medical, and computer technologies. The Huntsville campus also offers Bachelor\\\\\\\'s degrees in criminal justice, business management and computer technologies. Programs Offered at Huntsville campus includes Administrative Office Management - Medical, Business Management, Health Services Management, Human Resource Management, Private Sector Accounting, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Health Services Management, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding: Medical Reimbursement, Orthopaedic Technology, Pharmacy Technician, Therapeutic Massage, Certified Cisco Associate, Microsoft Network Engineering, Network Engineering, Network Security, Networking Management, Animation and Game Design, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Digital Media Technician, Internet Webmaster, Multimedia Management, Visual Communications, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Office Management and Paralegal Studies. Virginia College specializes in providing the education and training demanded by a competitive job market, leading to exciting opportunities for graduates. Virginia College at Huntsville 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?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,140 per year for in-state students and $7,410 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,995 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.