Virginia College-Shreveport

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,060
2017 Average Net Price
$23,564
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
20.5%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
566
84.1% Full-Time

About

Virginia College-Shreveport is a higher education institution located in Bossier Parish, LA. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Virginia College-Shreveport were Medical Assistant (67 degrees awarded), Pharmacy Technician (49 degrees), and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (44 degrees).

In 2018, 253 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia College-Shreveport. 92.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 7.11% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (176 degrees), 5.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Shreveport is $12,060, which is $3,948 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2016, the median undergraduate tuition at Virginia College-Shreveport is $12,060

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,564.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students attending Virginia College-Shreveport received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,060
2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Virginia College-Shreveport was $12,060.

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Average Net Price

$23,564
2017 Value
37.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Virginia College-Shreveport had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,564. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Virginia College-Shreveport grew by 37.8%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Virginia College-Shreveport received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 20.4% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.
20.5%
2015 Default Rate
2939
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia College-Shreveport was 20.5%, which represents 2939 out of the 14360 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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Enrollment

Virginia College-Shreveport had a total enrollment of 566 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Shreveport is 476 students and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Shreveport are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Shreveport, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% Black or African American, 12.9% White, 1.59% Hispanic or Latino, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.53% Two or More Races, and 0.353% Asian.

Students enrolled at Virginia College-Shreveport in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (72.5%), followed by White Female (10.1%) and Black or African American Male (8.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia College-Shreveport in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 566 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia College-Shreveport is 476 and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Virginia College-Shreveport are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2017 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 College-Shreveport was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Virginia College-Shreveport had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Black or African American
    450 enrolled students
  2. White
    73 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Virginia College-Shreveport is 79.5% Black or African American, 12.9% White, 1.59% Hispanic or Latino, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.53% Two or More Races, and 0.353% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2018, 217 more women than men received degrees from Virginia College-Shreveport. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia College-Shreveport is black or african american (176 degrees awarded). There were 5.33 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (33 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Virginia College-Shreveport is Medical Assistant (67 degrees awarded), followed by Pharmacy Technician (49 degrees) and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (44 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 College-Shreveport are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia College-Shreveport are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

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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 College-Shreveport are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

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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 College-Shreveport.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 67 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Virginia College-Shreveport was Medical Assistant with 67 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

18
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
235
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Shreveport, which is 0.0766 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (235).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Shreveport in Computer Support Specialist, which is 2 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia College-Shreveport in Medical Assistant, which is 26.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Virginia College-Shreveport is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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 (2018)
  1. Black or African American
    176 degrees awarded
  2. White
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia College-Shreveport is black or african american (176 degrees awarded). There were 5.33 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (33 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Black or African American Female
    167 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia College-Shreveport is black or african american female (167 degrees awarded). There were 5.96 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (28 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia College-Shreveport employs 17 No academic ranks. Most academics at Virginia College-Shreveport are Female No academic rank (15), and Male No academic rank (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Shreveport are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 12 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 4 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.26M
2017 Salaries
1.26%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Virginia College-Shreveport paid a median of $2.26M in salaries, a 1.26% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$792k
Instructional Salaries
17
Number of Employees

In 2017, Virginia College-Shreveport paid a total of $792k to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia College-Shreveport was No academic rank with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia College-Shreveport were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 4 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia College-Shreveport was Female No academic rank with 15 employees, and Male No academic rank with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Virginia College-Shreveport.

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