Valley Forge Military College

  • 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%.

Top Rankings

Valley Forge Military College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges 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 ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty37 staff56 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 Enrollment299 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:112:1
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# Full-Time Students279 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students20 students146 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
382314
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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 Score0.730.64
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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 Cost 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 Aid100%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 Rate97%86%
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SAT Reading445480
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SAT Math429460
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SAT Writing370425
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ACT Composite2221
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ACT English2019
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ACT Math1919
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Valley Forge Military College is Harcum College (4.3 miles away).
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  • Harcum College
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    Private not-for-profit
    1,363 students | 4.30 Mi750 Montgomery Ave
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 525-4100
    4.301,363
  • Antonelli Institute
    Private, for profit
    188 students | 9.70 Mi300 Montgomery Ave
    Glenside, PA 19038
    (215) 836-2222
    9.70188
  • 10,703 students | 9.70 Mi901 S Media Line Rd
    Media, PA 19063
    (610) 359-5000
    9.7010,703
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    Media, PA 19063
    (800) 422-0025
    10.00374
  • 10,309 students | 10.10 Mi340 Dekalb Pike
    Blue Bell, PA 19422
    (215) 641-6300
    10.1010,309
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