VCU at a glance

  • $262 million sponsored research in FY14

  • 100countries represented in student population

  • 2,229full-time faculty members

  • 173,802alumni

Students

  • 31,163 students
    • 23,962 undergraduates
    • 5,483 graduates
    • 1,718 first professionals
  • Representing 108 countries (PDF)
    • Top four: Saudi Arabia, India, China and Kuwait
  • 83% full-time students
  • Gender: male 42%, female 57%
  • Race/ethnicity status:
    • Asian 12%
    • Black/African-American 15%
    • Hispanic/Latino 7%
    • International 6%
    • Two or more races 4%
    • Not reported 5%
    • White 51%

Faculty

  • 2,229 full-time faculty members
  • 1,082 part-time (adjunct) faculty members
  • 17:1 student-faculty ratio

Alumni

  • 173,802 alumni
  • 109,495 alumni in Virginia

Employees

  • 21,704 employees at VCU and VCU Health, making us the largest employer in Richmond

Academic programs

  • 13 schools and one college offering:
    • 63 bachelor’s degree programs
    • 74 master’s degree programs
    • 40 doctoral degree programs
    • Three first-professional degree programs
    • 46 post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs

Financial data

  • Undergraduate tuition and fees: 2014-15 academic year ( Based on 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours for the year):
    • Virginia resident: $12,398
    • Non-resident: $30,459
  • Room ( Double occupancy, Gladding II): $5,598
  • Board ( Assumes 200-block plan with $300 per semester in Dining Dollars): $3,720
  • Average financial aid awarded to full-time undergraduates seeking assistance: $10,527

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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