Virginia College Birmingham: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - BadSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - OustandingCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Very Good
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Virginia College Birmingham is a small four-year, private for-profit school with 2,140 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1983 and is one of the 11 colleges located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
30
Fair
1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, and master's degree are available at Virginia College Birmingham.

Virginia College Birmingham deploys a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 30 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical Assistant, Management, Business, Culinary, and Medical. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
25%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Virginia College Birmingham student retention rate is extremely low at 25% (way below Alabama average). Considering this statistic, apparently students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Virginia College Birmingham is very low - 28%. Nearly 1% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Virginia College Birmingham is decent - 16:1. Learn more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,300
Medium
Average tuition prices are slightly high - $14,000 per year. The additional fees at Virginia College Birmingham (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $300; which totals $14,300 a year.

Read the details about Virginia College Birmingham additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
77%
According to government data, 1,146 applications were submitted and 883 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get admitted at this school.

The college might accept dual credits at entry.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Virginia College Birmingham is $100.00. The graduate application fee is $100.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Virginia College Birmingham and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (205) 802-1200 or check Virginia College Birmingham Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Virginia College Birmingham offers a distance education program and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Virginia College Birmingham, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Currently there is no on-campus housing at Virginia College Birmingham.

Based on the college crime information, Virginia College Birmingham seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Virginia College Birmingham Location and Maps



Post Address: Virginia College Birmingham, 488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209, USA
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