Virigina College was founded in 1983 and is as a private, for-profit, post-secondary academic institution mainly based in Roanoke, Virginia. Although it is primarily known as a proprietary college, Virginia College also offers traditional degrees, certificates and diplomas in the fields of health and medical, information technology, business, para-legal, hospitality / culinary management, office management and criminal justice. Virginia College runs 18 on-ground campuses in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas. Degrees can also be completed via online learning through Virginia College Online.
Through Virginia College Online, students are able to complete their degree programs at their leisure and around their personal and professional commitments. Virginia College Online offers five online Masters degree programs, four online Bachelor’s Degree programs, four online Associate’s Degree programs and several online certificate courses and speciality programs. A full list can be viewed through the Virginia College Online website.
The tuition fees charged by Virginia College Online’s online programs are not readily available however, a cost estimate can be prepared on request. Financial Aid in the form of federal grants, loans, and scholarships are available to eligible students. Details on how to apply for financial aid can be requested from the Office of Financial Services. For information on admission procedures and the program-specific admission requirements, contact a Virginia College Admissions Associate or visit the Virginia College Online website.
Virginia College Online is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and is authorized to award certificates, diplomas, as well as confer online degrees (Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s). In 2011, it was included in a ranking of the 25 best online colleges.