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Virginia College-Pensacola

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Introduction

Students who wish to take their lives in a truly exciting direction should consider getting training from Virginia College-Pensacola! Students who graduate from Virginia College-Pensacola can be very confident in the training and expertise that that they have gotten from the institution’s programs – these programs are specifically designed for the success of students.

This institution focuses on the requirements of the labor market of every industry, thus designing programs that will meet the requirements of the students and prospective employers alike.

At Virginia College-Pensacola, students are sure of having class schedules that are quite flexible with the advantages of a small class size. This institution offers its students several choices in order to provide them with the type of education that will best suit their career objectives. The school offers students the opportunity to earn diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees. The institution’s School of Business Management also offers graduate degrees as well – but only at their select campuses.

Virginia College-Pensacola offers different courses in a number of fields, students are sure to be well prepared for their chosen career and employers are sure of hiring applicants who definitely know their onions. Virginia College-Pensacola provides the world class education needed in order to succeed!

Academics

Virginia College-Pensacola is one of the many campuses of Virginia College. In 1983, Virginia College was established by the Atlantis Group, Inc., and in 1989, it was sold to Career Futures, Inc. in Feb 1992, the very first branch campus of the college was opened in Birmingham, Alabama, and in 1995 this became the institution’s main campus. The second branch of Virginia College opened in Huntsville, Alabama in April 1993. The College received Senior College Recognition from ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools) in 1997. In Mid 1999, the Education Corporation of America bought over Virginia College. The College currently has over 18 campuses various locations. The Virginia College-Pensacola branch was established in July 2001.

Programs Offered

Virginia College-Pensacola offers students the opportunity to earn diplomas, associate degrees and bachelors in 13 programs. These programs also include Business Administration, Pharmacy technology, Medical Assisting and Paralegal Studies.

The instructors at Virginia College-Pensacola are real-world experts who have a lot of experience in their fields – the great part is that each instructor is focussed on the success of students.

Career Services

At Virginia College-Pensacola, they are well aware that the reason students attend college is because they want to gain the necessary skills that they will need in order to prepare for a position in the growing labor market. Among the skills that every student needs is the ability to prepare for and conducting an employment search. The college cannot guarantee a job placement upon graduation because a student’s success actually depends on a large extent on his or her attendance and educational records. Although, the college can assure students that they will be with them every step of the way as they near their graduation and start their job search. The institution’s committed Career Services Associates are ready help students by: Reviewing their resume, provide counseling for choice of career, assist them to understand various interviewing techniques, provide assistance on employment-market/career research, marketing their expertise to prospective employers and generating job leads.

Students are encouraged to visit the institution’s Career Services Department prior to starting school.

Online Programs

Students who wish to study from the comfort of their home can take advantage of Virginia College’s online programs. Career focused individuals will be glad to know that there they can earn accredited online degrees from Virginia College. The online degree courses at Virginia College are convenient, flexible and are particularly designed to help students to help students succeed in their chosen career. Students can take their career to the next level by simply earning an online college degree.

Virginia College offers online programs in business administration, healthcare and more. Since the programs are offered on the internet, students can easily pursue their degree without sacrificing their commitment to their family or job.

Virginia College is an institution that offers practical online degree courses that are designed to meet up to the latest standards in the labor market. The College’s online degree courses are also designed to prepare students for a new career to help them advance quickly and successfully in their current jobs. The institution even offers career placement assistance in order to help students achieve their goals.

Accreditation

Virginia College is an institution that is accredited by ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools). The ACICS is an accrediting body that is listed by the United States Department of Education as a nationwide recognized accrediting agency. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) also recognizes ACICS.

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Admissions

One of the College’s admissions associates will definitely be all to be pleased to talk about specific courses and the student’s career interests. The admissions associates are trained to answer any questions prospective students have about the Virginia College and they will be with applicants every single step of the way. They will also personally do all they can in order to assure applicants of finding success in school and also in their chosen career.

Applicants may contact Virginia College in order to get more information, all they need to do is to fill out and submit the Request for Information form at the school’s website – someone is sure to get in touch shortly. Or applicants can call the Virginia College-Pensacola campus during the regular business hours in order to get more information or arrange a tour of the campus. On the campus tour, applicants will:

  • Get to see the school’s classrooms and laboratories where they will learn the skills that they will need in order to be successful in their new career.
  • Get to visit with the school’s instructors and their program director and, if they have enough time, also get to sit in a class.
  • Spend some time with the College’s financial planning experts and talk about how they can finance their education.
  • Discuss with the College’s Student Services reps about the type of individual and personal support they can expect during their time at Virginia College-Pensacola.
  • Make a stop by Virginia College-Pensacola’s Career Services and learn about the effort that the Career Service Dept will put in order to help students find a position after they have graduated
  • Talk about their career interests with their admissions associate.
  • Students are of course not under any obligation to enroll after they have submitted the form. The school’s trained admissions associates are committed to help students become successful. Virginia College-Pensacola is dedicated to helping applicants make the best choice for continuing their education and fulfilling their dream of having a new career in today’s fast growing labor market.

    Please Note: Virginia College-Pensacola programs require applicants to present a high school diploma or its equivalent (General Education Diploma) certificate. Some courses also come with requirements for previously earned college credits. The applicant’s admissions associate will be all too thrilled to talk about these requirements with the applicant.

    Financial Aid

    One of the first things a prospective college student thinks of when applying to a college is how he or she can pay for their college education. A college education – like all good things – comes with a price tag, but with the right financial aid program, students can easily manage the expenses that come with getting a degree.

    Virginia College-Pensacola offers financial aid programs and the college’s Financial Planning Department is also prepared to discuss with financial aid applicants how a mixture of Pell Grants, scholarships and Student Loans are available to those who are eligible.

    In order to get more information about the financial aid available at Virginia College, applicants will simply fill out the Request for More Information for or call the college’s financial planning associate.

    Student Financial Aid Details

    Ranks 4680th for the average student loan amount.
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    Additional School Information

    At a lot of institutions of higher learning, the tuition is only one aspect of the huge expenses students and parents will have to consider. The cost of textbooks can actually run up to hundreds or thousands or dollars all through the program. The cost of each textbook is included in tuition fee for every program at Virginia College – this also includes online courses as well – this way, there are certainly no surprises. Students will not have to worry about hidden fees, because they will know precisely how much their education will cost…in detail! Although some programs will require students to buy specialized items or simply pay a one-time fee – but the great part is that students will know this from the very start.

    Students can also shop for top quality approved Virginia College bags, apparel and more on the school’s website. There are attractive water bottles, lap top sleeves and T-shirts that proudly carry the Virginia College brand.

    For individuals who simply love to view performances, there are several performance centers in the Pensacola Area. There is the Pensacola Civic Center and the Saenger Theater. The Pensacola Little Theatre is used to host live performances and so is the Loblolly, University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College theatres. Pensacola also boasts of The Choral Society of Pensacola, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and the Pensacola Opera house.

    Bibliography

    • College Prowler. ”Virginia College-Pensacola”. 2011.
    • Campus Explorer, Inc. ”Virginia College-Pensacola School Description”. 2011.
    • Virginia College website. ”Virginia College in Pensacola”. 1983-2011.
    • Virginia College in Pensacola website ”Why Choose Virginia College”. 2011.

    Information Summary

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    Campus Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 Students
    Aggravated assault 1 0.20
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
    Rape N/A N/A
    Robbery N/A N/A
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary N/A N/A
    Larceny N/A N/A
    Vehicle theft N/A N/A
    Arrest N/A N/A

    Local Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 People
    Aggravated assault 251 0.48
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
    Forcible Rape 28 0.05
    Robbery 102 0.19
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary 610 1.16
    Larceny 2,226 4.23
    Vehicle theft 138 0.26

    Student Enrollment Demographics

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Associate's — Private For-profit
    UndergraduateAssociates
    GraduateN/A
    Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
    EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
    Size & SettingSmall two-year

    General Characteristics

    Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
    Highest offeringAssociate's degree
    Calendar SystemQuarter
    Years of college work requiredN/A
    Variable Tuition
    Religious AffiliationN/A
    Congressional District1201

    Special Learning Opportunities

    Distance LearningN/A
    ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
    Study Abroad
    Weekend College
    Teacher Certification

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees


    Ranks 3193rd for total cost of attendance
      In District In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    FT Undergraduate Tuition $13,140 $13,140 $13,140
    FT Undergraduate Required Fees $100 $100 $100
    PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $365 $365 $365
    FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
    FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
    PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
    Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $13,240 $13,240 $13,240
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,975 $22,975 $22,975
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,451 $15,451 $15,451

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $13,240(N/C) $13,240(N/C) $13,240(N/C)
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
    On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
    On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,161 $7,524
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,680 $2,211
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,680 $2,211

    Admission Criteria

     = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
    Open Admissions
    Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
    College Prep. CompletionN/A
    RecommendationsN/A
    Formal competency demoN/A
    Admission test scoresN/A
    TOEFLN/A
    Other testsN/A

    Admission Credits Accepted

    Dual Credit
    Life Experience
    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Student Services

    Remedial Services
    Academic / Career Counseling
    PT Cost-defraying Employment
    Career Placement
    On-Campus Day Care
    Library Facility

    Student Living

    First-time Room / Board Required
    Dorm CapacityN/A
    Meals per WeekN/A
    Room FeeN/A
    Board FeeN/A

    Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

     
    Total 50 4 3 1 87 4 150
    Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1 2
    Business Administration and Management, General 2 2 4
    Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 1 2 3
    Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 2 3
    Legal Assistant/Paralegal 4 1 6 11
    Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 12 18 30
    Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 2 2 4
    Medical/Clinical Assistant 15 1 2 1 31 1 52
    Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 11 15 3 29
    Surgical Technology/Technologist 1 2 1 8 12

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 4096th for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $43,815 ($41,658 male / $30,120 female)
    Number of FT Faculty 13 (1 male / 12 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 54
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
    Total Benefits N/A

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