Virginia College-Charleston

6185 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, SC 29406-0000
Tel: (843)614-4300
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 4 community colleges within Charleston County, SC.
  • The nearest community college is Trident Technical College (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 68% 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 414 has declined by 21% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has declined by 80% 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
-
3%
Virginia College-Charleston Hispanic (2010-2013)
% Black
3%
27%
Virginia College-Charleston Black (2010-2016)
% White
-
62%
Virginia College-Charleston White (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Virginia College-Charleston More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
96%
4%
Virginia College-Charleston Ethnicity Breakdown SC 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.0.080.54
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 $6,687. 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 $10,638. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$13,932$6,687
Virginia College-Charleston In-State Tuition Fees (2011-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,932$10,638
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 $6,687 per year for in-state students and $10,638 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 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.