Virginia State University (234155)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,540
2022 Average Net Price
$15,773
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.37%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
89.7%
8,230 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,648
92.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
37.9%
393 Graduates

About

Virginia State University (234155) is a higher education institution located in Chesterfield County, VA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Virginia State University (234155) were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (67 degrees awarded), General Psychology (65 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

In 2022, 702 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia State University (234155). 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (634 degrees), 24.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia State University (234155) is $5,540, which is $−18,456 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Virginia State University (234155) is $5,540, which is $−18,456 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,773.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Virginia State University (234155) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,540
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Virginia State University (234155) was $5,540. The cost of tuition at Virginia State University (234155) is $−18,456 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$15,773
2022 Value
5.95%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Virginia State University (234155) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,773. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Virginia State University (234155) grew by 5.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,544
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia State University (234155) was of $11,544 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Virginia State University (234155) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.37%
2019 Default Rate
87
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia State University (234155) was 5.37%, which represents 87 out of the 1619 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Virginia State University (234155) received 8,230 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 17.5% annual growth. Out of those 8,230 applicants, 7,384 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.7% acceptance rate.

There were 4,648 students enrolled at Virginia State University (234155) in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia State University (234155) has an overall enrollment yield of 18.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,384
Accepted Out of 8,230

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia State University (234155) was 89.7% (7,384 admissions from 8,230 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 96.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 17.5%, while admissions declined by −23%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
246
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia State University (234155) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Virginia State University (234155) had a total enrollment of 4,648 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Virginia State University (234155) is 4,286 students and the part-time enrollment is 362. This means that 92.2% of students enrolled at Virginia State University (234155) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia State University (234155), both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.3% Black or African American, 2.15% White, 1.38% Hispanic or Latino, 0.344% Asian, and 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Virginia State University (234155) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (54.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (36.7%) and White Female (0.979%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (56.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (33.7%) and White Female (2.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia State University (234155) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,648 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia State University (234155) is 4,286 and the part-time enrollment is 362. This means that 92.2% of students enrolled at Virginia State University (234155) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Virginia State University (234155) was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Virginia State University (234155) had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    4,243 enrolled students
  2. White
    100 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    64 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Virginia State University (234155) is 91.3% Black or African American, 2.15% White, 1.38% Hispanic or Latino, 0.344% Asian, and 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 188 students (4.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 228 more women than men received degrees from Virginia State University (234155). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia State University (234155) is black or african american (634 degrees awarded). There were 24.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Virginia State University (234155) is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (67 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (65 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia State University (234155), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (35 degrees), and Psychology (71 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia State University (234155) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,648,372 people), Secondary school teachers (464,714 people), Education administrators (303,178 people), Social workers, all other (285,834 people), and Other managers (247,760 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia State University (234155) in 2022 are Protective Services (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (35 degrees), Psychology (71 degrees), Education (95 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia State University (234155) are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Virginia State University (234155) are Protective Services (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (35 degrees), Psychology (71 degrees), Education (95 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia State University (234155) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,046,971 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (433,284 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (400,140 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (334,523 people), and Individual & family services (279,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia State University (234155) are Protective Services (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (35 degrees), Psychology (71 degrees), Education (95 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Virginia State University (234155).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 67 degrees awarded
  2. 65 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia State University (234155) was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 67 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

237
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
465
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 237 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia State University (234155), which is 0.51 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (465).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia State University (234155) in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.595 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia State University (234155) in General Psychology, which is 8.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Virginia State University (234155) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Virginia State University (234155) is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    634 degrees awarded
  2. White
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia State University (234155) is black or african american (634 degrees awarded). There were 24.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    425 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    209 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia State University (234155) is black or african american female (425 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (209 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia State University (234155) employs 88 Associate professors, 88 Assistant professors and 58 Professors. Most academics at Virginia State University (234155) are Male Associate professor (48), Male Assistant professor (45), and Female Assistant professor (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia State University (234155) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, Management, with 96 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 78 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$59.8M
2022 Salaries
12.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Virginia State University (234155) paid a median of $59.8M in salaries, a 12.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.3M
Instructional Salaries
279
Number of Employees

In 2022, Virginia State University (234155) paid a total of $23.3M to 279 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
102 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia State University (234155) were Associate professor with 88 employees, Assistant professor with 88 employees, and Professor with 58 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia State University (234155) were Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees, Management with 96 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 78 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia State University (234155) was Male Associate professor with 48 employees, Male Assistant professor with 45 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Virginia State University (234155).

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