Virginia Union University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,530
2022 Average Net Price
$21,057
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.5%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.6%
4,386 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,860
78.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.1%
144 Graduates

About

Virginia Union University is a higher education institution located in Richmond city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Virginia Union University were Divinity & Ministry (63 degrees awarded) and General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees).

In 2022, 249 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Union University. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (212 degrees), 42.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $10,530, which is $−17,800 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Union University is $10,530, which is $−17,800 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,057.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending Virginia Union University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,530
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Virginia Union University was $10,530. The cost of tuition at Virginia Union University is $−17,800 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,057
2022 Value
31%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Virginia Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,057. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Virginia Union University grew by 31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,179
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Union University was of $7,179 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 $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Virginia Union University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 23.4% with respect to 2021, when 94% 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.
5.5%
2019 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Union University was 5.5%, which represents 31 out of the 564 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Virginia Union University received 4,386 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.49% annual growth. Out of those 4,386 applicants, 3,533 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,860 students enrolled at Virginia Union University in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,533
Accepted Out of 4,386

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia Union University was 80.6% (3,533 admissions from 4,386 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.49%, while admissions declined by −5.96%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
20
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia Union University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Virginia Union University had a total enrollment of 1,860 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,458 students and the part-time enrollment is 402. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% Black or African American, 1.61% Hispanic or Latino, 0.914% Two or More Races, 0.591% White, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.108% Asian.

Students enrolled at Virginia Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (44.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (42.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (31.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (29.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.522%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Union University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Union University is 1,458 and the part-time enrollment is 402. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Virginia Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
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 Union University was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Virginia Union University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,464 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    30 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    17 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Virginia Union University is 78.7% Black or African American, 1.61% Hispanic or Latino, 0.914% Two or More Races, 0.591% White, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.108% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 303 students (16.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 45 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Union University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia Union University is black or african american (212 degrees awarded). There were 42.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Virginia Union University is Divinity & Ministry (63 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia Union University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (80 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), and History (5 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 Union University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (439,882 people), Physicians (423,690 people), Other managers (369,893 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (237,011 people), and Postsecondary teachers (231,658 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University in 2022 are Theology (80 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), History (5 degrees), Social Sciences (25 degrees), and Biology (18 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 Union University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (80 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), History (5 degrees), Social Sciences (25 degrees), and Biology (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (612,813 people), Elementary & secondary schools (611,151 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (554,918 people), Legal services (345,567 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (249,288 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Union University are Theology (80 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), History (5 degrees), Social Sciences (25 degrees), and Biology (18 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 Union University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia Union University was Criminology with 23 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
147
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University, which is 0.694 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (147).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.969 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Union University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.03 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from Virginia Union University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (41.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Virginia Union University is Female and Black or African American (41.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    212 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Union University is black or african american (212 degrees awarded). There were 42.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

10% of degree recipients (25 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
    127 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia Union University is black or african american female (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (85 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Union University employs 23 Professors, 16 Assistant professors and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Virginia Union University are Male Professor (15), Male Assistant professor (9), and Female Professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University are: Management, with 64 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$15M
2022 Salaries
10.6%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Virginia Union University paid a median of $15M in salaries, a 10.6% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.53M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2022, Virginia Union University paid a total of $3.53M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Professor with 23 employees, Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Union University were Management with 64 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Union University was Male Professor with 15 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Female Professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Virginia Union University.

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