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Impact: Research and statistics for Virginia's Community Colleges

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273,026

STUDENTS

earn community
college credits
every year

take at least
1 course via
distance learning
technologies

78,782

served through
workforce training
and continuing ed courses

34,082

high school students
receive career coaching

34,384

high school students earn college credit through dual enrollment

of Virginia undergrads
are enrolled in
community college

DEGREES

31,000

degrees, diplomas
and certificates
earned last year

of bachelor degree
recipients have some
community college experience

TUITION COMPARISON

4-year public school community college
$10,931
$4,080
WORKFORCE
13,199

employers served through workforce programs at Virginia’s Community Colleges

public and private 4-year colleges in Virginia have
Guaranteed Admissions Agreements with Virginia’s Community Colleges

of community college grads
are in transfer programs planning to
pursue a bachelor’s degree

Enrollment

Year   College/System   Annual Full-time Equivalent   Annual Headcount   Fall Headcount   
2013-2014    VCCS    120,827    273,026    189,117   
2012-2013    VCCS    123,651    279,970    192,895   
2011-2012    VCCS    129,652    288,834    197,226   
2010-2011    VCCS    128,416    286,920    195,417   
2009-2010    VCCS    122,479    281,239    189,273   
2008-2009    VCCS    108,572    262,444    175,487   

Distance Learning

Enrollment in Distance Learning Only   Enrollment in Distance Learning and Regular Courses   Total Enrollment in Distance Learning   Percent Enrolled in Distance Learning   
2013-2014    46,065    98,204    144,269    52.8%   
2012-2013    44,838    96,302    141,140    50.4%   
2011-2012    43,700    99,155    142,855    49.5%   
2010-2011    39,427    96,054    135,481    47.2%   
2009-2010    37,244    85,730    122,974    43.7%   
2008-2009    31,818    69,199    101,017    38.5%   

Dual Enrollment

Year   Students in Dual Enrollment   Percent in Dual Enrollment   
2013-2014    34,384    12.6%   
2012-2013    31,620    11.3%   
2011-2012    31,100    10.8%   
2010-2011    31,285    10.9%   
2009-2010    31,962    11.4%   
2008-2009    32,550    12.4%   

Student Success: Graduation and Retention

Year   Students Earning a Graduation Credential   Number of Credentials Awarded   
2013-2014    24,437    30,984   
2012-2013    26,079    31,776   
2011-2012    25,922    31,556   
2010-2011    22,495    26,853   
2009-2010    18,355    21,155   
2008-2009    16,546    18,410   

Financial Aid

Year   Students Receiving Financial Aid   Percent of All Students   Total Amount Disbursed   
2012-2013    99,860    35.7%    $494.1 million   
2011-2012    100,108    34.7%    $480.4 million   
2010-2011    91,838    32.0%    $434.5 million   
2009-2010    79,127    28.1%    $350.0 million   
2009-2010    60,112    22.9%    $220.0 million   
2008-2009    51,922    20.8%    $172.6 million   
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