Virginia College-Charleston

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).

Top Placements

Virginia College-Charleston places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Virginia College-Charleston has stayed relatively flat 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 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment414 students1,260 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:128:1
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# Full-Time Students287 students726 students
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# Part-Time Students127 students534 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Virginia College-Charleston.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of SC.
% Hispanic
-
3%
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% Black
3%
27%
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% White
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62%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
96%
4%
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Diversity Score0.080.54
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$28,900
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,932$10,399
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Virginia College-Charleston and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in SC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$18,331$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Virginia College-Charleston and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in SC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,500
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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.

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