Virginia College-Huntsville

2021 Drake Avenue, SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Tel: (256)533-7387
  • Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. These programs strengthen the student?s ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. The student?s learning experience and placement opportunities are enhanced through studies that provide a balance of general academics, technical skills and personal growth.
School Highlights
  • Virginia College-Huntsville serves 597 students (68% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Virginia College-Huntsville is one of 4 community colleges within Madison County, AL.
  • The nearest community college is Huntsville Bible College (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Virginia College-Huntsville (AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 44 staff 72 staff
Virginia College-Huntsville Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 597 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 88% over five years.
Total Enrollment 597 students 1,650 students
Virginia College-Huntsville Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 28:1
Virginia College-Huntsville Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 408 students 974 students
Virginia College-Huntsville Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 189 students 676 students
Virginia College-Huntsville Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Virginia College-Huntsville Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Virginia College-Huntsville American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2008)
% Asian
Virginia College-Huntsville Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Virginia College-Huntsville Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
Virginia College-Huntsville Black (2007-2016)
% White
Virginia College-Huntsville White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Virginia College-Huntsville More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Virginia College-Huntsville Ethnicity Breakdown AL 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. 0.06 0.56
Virginia College-Huntsville Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $28,900 $29,700
Virginia College-Huntsville Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $13,932 is more than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,932 is more than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,932 $5,427
Virginia College-Huntsville In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,932 $8,152
Virginia College-Huntsville Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89% 94%
Virginia College-Huntsville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $18,331 $11,500
Virginia College-Huntsville Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,334 $6,002
Virginia College-Huntsville Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 90% 77%
Virginia College-Huntsville Percent Admitted (2007-2011)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Virginia College was founded by the Atlantis Group, Inc., in 1983 and then purchased by Career Futures, Inc., in 1989. The College opened its first branch campus in Birmingham, Alabama, in February 1992, and this became the main campus in 1995. In April 1993, the College opened its second branch campus in Huntsville, Alabama. Education Corporation of America acquired Virginia College in mid 1999. The College opened its third branch campus in Jackson, Mississippi, in January 2000. Medical Career Centers in Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama, became part of the Virginia College family in July 2001. A fourth branch campus was opened in Austin, Texas, in January 2002. The most recent additions are Virginia College Technical, which opened in Pelham, Alabama, in January 2003, and Virginia College Gulf Coast at Biloxi, Mississippi, which held its first classes in November 2005. Virginia College also operates Virginia College Online, offering educational opportunities to students anywhere via the internet while allowing students located near on-ground campuses to have a choice of taking classes online, in the traditional classroom, or in a combination of both. Virginia College at Huntsville is an Alabama career college that offers a wide variety of programs, resulting in both diplomas and associate degrees in such diverse fields as office management, paralegal studies, business management, health & medical, and computer technologies. The Huntsville campus also offers Bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, business management and computer technologies. Programs Offered at Huntsville campus includes Administrative Office Management - Medical, Business Management, Health Services Management, Human Resource Management, Private Sector Accounting, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Health Services Management, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding: Medical Reimbursement, Orthopaedic Technology, Pharmacy Technician, Therapeutic Massage, Certified Cisco Associate, Microsoft Network Engineering, Network Engineering, Network Security, Networking Management, Animation and Game Design, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Digital Media Technician, Internet Webmaster, Multimedia Management, Visual Communications, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Office Management and Paralegal Studies. Virginia College specializes in providing the education and training demanded by a competitive job market, leading to exciting opportunities for graduates. Virginia College at Huntsville offers the benefits of small class sizes and flexible schedules, allowing you to earn the education you want at a time that's most convenient for you. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $8,152 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,519 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.