• Founded in 1928, Valley Forge features an all-male college-preparatory boarding school and a co-educational two-year transfer college. The 120-acre campus of Valley Forge Military Academy & College is located in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

School Highlights

Valley Forge Military College serves 299 students (93% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 299 students
  • Private-state tuition: $25,466
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Valley Forge Military College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Valley Forge Military College
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
37 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Valley Forge Military College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Valley Forge Military College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
299 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
279 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
20 students
146 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
382 students
314 students
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
13%
11%
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% Black
36%
15%
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% White
34%
56%
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% Two or more races
6%
3%
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% Non Resident races
5%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.73
0.64
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College Completion Rate
42%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$48,700
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $25,466 is more than the state average of $17,415. The private state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$25,466
$17,415
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
97%
86%
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SAT Reading
445
480
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SAT Math
429
460
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SAT Writing
370
425
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ACT Composite
22
21
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ACT English
20
19
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ACT Math
19
19
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ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Valley Forge Military College is a private, co-educational, two-year college enrolling approximately 220 cadets in its first- and second-year programs. Students benefit from a complete military school education that encompasses a strong academic program, leadership opportunities, character development, athletic competition and physical fitness, extracurricular activities and social interaction with a diverse group of peers. Our academic program leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Associate of Arts degree is offered in Liberal Arts, Business, Leadership/Entrepreneurial Studies, General Studies and Criminal Justice. Associate of Science degree is offered in Pre-Engineering, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and General Sciences. Transfer of academic credits and completion of a Valley Forge Military College associate degree is facilitated by established relationships with our consortium institutions; Eastern University, Rosemont College and Cabrini College. VMFC College Transfer Officers and Advisors successfully guide students toward the ultimate completion of a baccalaureate degree in concert with the assistance from several outstanding colleges and universities. The Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It holds memberships in the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS), the Council for Religion in Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the Boarding School Headmasters' Association, and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Valley Forge is designated as an honor unit, with distinction, by the Department of the U.S. Army.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 299 students
  • Private-state tuition: $25,466
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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