Virginia Western Community College (VWCC)

Roanoke, VA

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Virginia Western Community College

Virginia Western Community College

Virginia Western Community College Student Essentials

Virginia Western Community College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $3,780
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,156
Retention Rate: 63%
Enrollment: 12,601
Year Established: 1966

About VWCC

Need to get started on your future? Virginia Western Community College offers academic and career training programs to help you get there. A public institution, Virginia Western Community College serves the city and surrounding areas of Roanoke, providing educational resources for its students and local residents.

Students can enroll in career-specific training courses to prepare them for the job market, or pursue an associate’s degree to build a foundation for continued learning.

Career training programs include Culinary Arts, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Cisco Networking, Engineering, Geographical Information Systems, IT, Water and Wastewater Technology, and many more. Students learn valuable skills through hands-on experience and classroom instruction.

The associate’s program is offered for students interested in transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university. Associate’s degrees are offered in general disciplines for students who have claimed a major. Associate’s degrees include:

*Business Administration
*General Studies
*Liberal Arts
*Social Sciences

High school students interested in earning college credits can participate in the dual enrollment program, while working students can take advantage of distance learning options. Students are encouraged to take advantage of support services, such as academic and career counseling, financial aid advising, academic workshops, and retention services for first-generation students.

Student life activities promote educational commitment and provide recreational outlets. Students can participate in various organizations, athletic teams, campus activities, and student government.

Virginia Western Community College offers superb educational and career training options for everyone.

VWCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 16 Reviews

56% of students gave Virginia Western Community College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

The teachers are down to earth. You can talk with them about any problem and they never shut the door on you. They are helpful and funny and truly want to see you succeed. I like how everyone at this school is helpful, even the students help each other out as much as possible.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I am new to the school, this fall will be my first semester. They have given me alot of information, helped with my schedule and financial aid. The class times are convenient for me. I was able to register and get the classes that I wanted.

VWCC Location

Virginia Western Community College
3093 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015

Getting Around VWCC


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.


VWCC Students

Total Students 12,601

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 11%
  • Caucasian: 81%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 2%
African American 11%
Caucasian 81%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 20%
Part-Time 80%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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Virginia Western Community College

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