Virginia Private College Data & Research
Graph of the Month (2014)
The Graph of the Month is an initiative launched January 2013 by
the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia. The monthly graph and
fact will highlight Virginia's private colleges. Our hope is that this
data will provide helpful information about Virginia's non-profit
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Graph of the Month: December 2014
The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program Assists Virginians in Every Region of the Commonwealth
Established in 1972, the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program
provides grants to Virginians attending a Virginia private college or
university. Approximately 23,000 Virginians will receive a TAG award of
$3,100 this year.
Source: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) FA08 TAG Awards by Domicile Report (2013-2014 Data)
Graph of the Month: October 2014
Virginia Private Colleges Enroll the Neediest of Students
Virginia's private colleges are becoming the access institutions in the
Commonwealth. The most recent data shows that 50% of all undergraduate
students from Virginia's private colleges receive Pell Grants, which are
received by the families with the greatest need.
Source: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) FA09 Pell Grant Report
Graph of the Month: September 2014
Virginia Private Colleges Prepare Virginia Teachers
Virginia private college alumni serve Virginia public schools in every
region of the Commonwealth. 17,000 teachers currently employed by
Virginia public schools received a degree from a Virginia private
Source: Virginia Department of Education,
Office of Teacher Licensure (2013-2014). Includes all instructional
personnel required to hold a license.
Graph of the Month: August 2014
Virginia Private Colleges Invest Their Own Resources In Their Students
First-time full-time undergraduate students at Virginia's private
colleges and universities receive almost $180 million in grant aid; 80%
of which is provided by the institutions.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (IPEDS Winter 2012-2013 Student Finance Survey)
Graph of the Month: July 2014
Virginia Private Colleges Are Committed To Increasing Minority Student Enrollment
Virginia's private colleges have a commitment to increasing diversity on
campus. Over the past decade, the number of minority undergraduate
students enrolled at Virginia private colleges has increased 83%.
Source: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) E22 Report (Trends in Race Ethnicity)
Graph of the Month: June 2014
Virginia Private Colleges Maintain Low Tuition and Fee Increases for Undergraduate Students
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Tuition & Fee
Report (2008-09 to 2013-14); IPEDS (2008-09 to 2012-13); CICV Tuition
& Fee Survey and individual college websites (2013-14 to 2014-15).
Virginia private college data includes only current SACS accredited
institutions. Data updated September 2014.
Graph of the Month: May 2014
STEM-H Degrees Continue to Increase at Virginia Private Colleges
colleges have a commitment to STEM-H and high need areas. Over the past
decade, the number of STEM-H degrees has increased 129%.
Source: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) C07 Report (Trends in STEM-H Degree Production)
Graph of the Month: March 2014
Virginia Private Colleges Have Lower Health Insurance Rate Increases
Launched in 2010, the Council of Independent Colleges in
Virginia (CICV) Benefits Consortium is a self insured benefit plan for
14 Virginia private colleges. After 4 years, premiums for the 3,300
college employees covered by the Consortium are approximately 20% less
than those of a leading insurance carrier.
Source: CICV Health Benefits Consortium
Graph of the Month: January 2014
Virginia's Private Colleges Are A Bargain For The Commonwealth
5% of Virginia's higher education budget benefits the 22,000 Virginians
attending Virginia's private colleges and universities through the
Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program.
Source: Virginia Department of Planning and Budget