Virginia College-Columbus
Columbus, GA 31904-9001


Type 2 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Non Traditional
Total enrollment 556
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Virginia College-Columbus has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 74% of Virginia College-Columbus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 70% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,827 (which is 9.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Virginia College-Columbus in 2016-2017, was 37, which is 65% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $8,488 (which is 12.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,407
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,529
Financial aid
National Average = 88%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Virginia College-Columbus has enrolled a total of 556 students (411 students full-time and 145 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 556 students, 30 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 20% men and 80% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 3 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 76%

White: 13%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Asian: 1%

Two or more races: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at Virginia College-Columbus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 48% 354
Personal And Culinary Services 15% 110
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 9% 67
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 51
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 30

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 61%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Virginia College-Columbus full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $23,536

The typical median income of Virginia College-Columbus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $19,600. Last year, out of the total 11,033 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 8,826 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,731 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,317 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $19,600 $24,400
Employment Rate 80% 79%
Total Graduates 11,033 6,731

Campus Location

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