Virginia College-Charleston

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School Highlights
  • Virginia College-Charleston serves 414 students (69% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Virginia College-Charleston is one of 3 community colleges within Charleston County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to Virginia College-Charleston is Trident Technical College (1.5 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Virginia College-Charleston(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty37 staff55 staff
Virginia College-Charleston Total Faculty (2011-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Virginia College-Charleston has grown by 269% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Virginia College-Charleston diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has declined by 79% over five years.
Total Enrollment414 students1,260 students
Virginia College-Charleston Total Enrollment (2010-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:128:1
Virginia College-Charleston Student Staff Ratio (2011-2016)
# Full-Time Students287 students726 students
Virginia College-Charleston Full-Time Students (2010-2016)
# Part-Time Students127 students534 students
Virginia College-Charleston Part-Time Students (2010-2016)
Virginia College-Charleston Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Virginia College-Charleston Hispanic (2010-2013)
% Black
Virginia College-Charleston Black (2010-2016)
% White
Virginia College-Charleston White (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
Virginia College-Charleston More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Virginia College-Charleston Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.080.54
Virginia College-Charleston Diversity Score (2010-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$28,900
Virginia College-Charleston Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $13,932 is more than the state average of $6,284. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,932 is more than the state average of $10,399. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$13,932$6,284
Virginia College-Charleston In-State Tuition Fees (2011-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,932$10,399
Virginia College-Charleston Out-State Tuition Fees (2011-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%94%
Virginia College-Charleston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2011-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,331$14,979
Virginia College-Charleston Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,500
Virginia College-Charleston Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,284 per year for in-state students and $10,399 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.