VCU at a glance

  • $271 million sponsored research in FY16

  • 102countries represented in student population

  • 2,274full-time faculty members

  • 182,746alumni

Students

  • 31,231 students
    • 24,212 undergraduates
    • 5,259 graduates
    • 1,760 first professionals
  • Representing 102 countries (PDF)
    • Top four: Saudi Arabia, China, India and Kuwait
  • 82% full-time students
  • Gender: male 41%, female 59%
  • Race/ethnicity status:
    • Asian 12%
    • Black/African-American 16%
    • Hispanic/Latino 7%
    • International 5%
    • Two or more races 5%
    • Not reported 4%
    • White 50%

Faculty

  • 2,274 full-time faculty members
  • 949 part-time (adjunct) faculty members
  • 18.4:1 student-faculty ratio

Alumni

  • 182,746 alumni
  • More than 64 percent live in Virginia

Employees

  • 22,473 employees at VCU and VCU Health, making us the largest employer in Richmond

Academic programs

  • 13 schools and one college offering:
    • 59 bachelor’s degree programs
    • 69 master’s degree programs
    • 42 doctoral degree programs
    • Three first-professional degree programs
    • 47 post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs

Financial data

  • Undergraduate tuition and fees: 2016-17 academic year ( Based on 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours for the year):
    • Virginia resident: $13,130
    • Non-resident: $32,287
  • Room ( Double occupancy, Rhoads Hall): $5,999
  • Board ( Assumes 200-block plan with $300 per semester in Dining Dollars): $3,920
  • Average financial aid awarded to full-time undergraduates seeking assistance: $15,203

Accreditation

SACSCOC

Virginia Commonwealth University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and first-professional degrees. For more information, visit sacs.vcu.edu.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033
(404) 679-4500
sacscoc.org

Additional accreditations

For information on specialized university program accreditations or certifications, please visit the department or office website of which the program is a part.

Student consumer information

Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program.

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