Graph of the Month (2016)
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 2016
Virginia Private Colleges Awarded Over 16,000 Bachelor's Degrees Last Year
Since the early 90s, annual production of bachelor's degrees is up 116% at Virginia's private colleges.
Source: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) C01 Completions Report
Graph of the Month: November 2016
Virginia's Private Colleges Are Proud to Enroll Veterans
Virginia's private colleges are proud of their student veterans.
Veterans bring experiences and maturity to Virginia's private colleges
that increase student diversity, inspire tough conversations, and
improve global awareness. Virginia's private colleges are honored to
serve those who have served in the military.
Source: Virginia Department of Veterans
Services. Data is from 2015 and includes veterans enrolled at Virginia
4-Year Public and Private Not-For-Profit Colleges using the G.I. Bill.
Graph of the Month: October 2016
Almost Half of the Virginia General Assembly Members Received Their Bachelor's Degree From a Private College
Of those members of the Virginia General Assembly with an undergraduate degree, 44% graduated from a private college.
Source: Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP). Data is from October 2016 and includes only those members with a bachelor's degree.
Graph of the Month: September 2016
The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program Offers Significant Value for the Commonwealth
The cost to the Commonwealth to enroll an undergraduate Virginia student
at a private college is $3,200, which is the amount of a Tuition
Assistance Grant (TAG) award, compared to almost $7,000 per in-state
student at Virginia's 4-year public colleges. The TAG program helps
Virginians receive a high quality education at a fraction of the cost to
Source: State Council of Higher
Education for Virginia (SCHEV). 4-year public college data is the
average general fund amount per in-state FTE; TAG data is the amount of
the TAG award received by in-state undergraduate students. Both are in
Graph of the Month: August 2016
Virginia Private Colleges Maintain Low Tuition & Fee Increases for Undergraduate Students
ource: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Tuition & Fee Report (2011-12 to 2016-17);
IPEDS (2008-09 to 2013-14); CICV Tuition & Fee Survey and
individual college websites (2014-15 to 2016-17). Increases for tuition
and mandatory E&G fees and total for 4-year public institutions are
weighted to account for variable tuition charges at CWM and UVA.
Virginia private college data includes only current SACS accredited
private not-for-profit institutions.
Graph of the Month: July 2016
A Higher Education Leads to Better Health for Virginians
People with a higher level of education are more likely to experience
better health outcomes. 93% of Virginians with a college degree report
their health as Excellent, Very Good, or Good - 13% more than those
individuals with only a high school degree and 33% more than those
without a high school degree.
Virginia's private colleges and universities are heavily invested in
improving the health and wellness of Virginians. One initiative is the
Virginia Private Colleges Benefits Consortium, a self-insured health
insurance plan for private college employees that launched in 2010.
Sixteen colleges are members of the Consortium - covering 3,600
employees and 6,900 lives in total. Visit our website for more information.
Source: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Policy and Evaluation, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (2013), General Health Table
Graph of the Month: June 2016
Virginia Private Colleges Provide an Affordable College Education by Investing Institutional Resources in Students
Virginia private colleges work hard to provide an exceptional
education at a reasonable cost. In 2014-15, almost $700 million in grant
aid was awarded from institutional resources to students. Learn more
about the affordability, value, and diversity of 24 of Virginia's
private colleges during Virginia Private College Week (July 25-30). Visit our website for more information.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Spring 2015 Finance Component
Graph of the Month: May 2016
Virginia Private Colleges are a Destination of Choice for Graduate Students in the Commonwealth
Virginia's private colleges and universities are preparing the future
professional workforce in the Commonwealth. 50% of all graduate
students and 59% of all first professional students in Virginia are
enrolled at Virginia private colleges.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) E02 Fall Headcount Enrollment Report (Fall 2015 Data)
Graph of the Month: April 2016
Virginia Private Colleges are Committed to Graduating Virginians
Over the past decade, the number of degrees awarded at Virginia private
colleges to Virginia residents has increased 49%. Virginia private
colleges are committed to serving Virginians.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) C01 Completions Summary by Domicile Report
Graph of the Month: March 2016
Virginia Private Colleges Enroll a Higher Percentage of Pell Grant Recipients Than Virginia 2 and 4 Year Public Colleges
College students receiving federal Pell Grants come from families
with the greatest need. 49% of all undergraduate students from
Virginia's private colleges receive Pell Grants.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) FA09 Pell Grant Report(2014-15 Data)
Graph of the Month: February 2016
Virginia Private Colleges Educate the Majority of Adult Learners in the Commonwealth
Virginia's private colleges and universities educate 65% of all
undergraduate students age 25 and over enrolled at 4-year institutions
in Virginia. Virginia private colleges offer a variety of options to
assist adult learners, such as flexible scheduling with evening and
weekend classes, distance education, prior learning assessments, and
accelerated course formats.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) E02 Fall Headcount Enrollment Report(Fall 2015 Data)
Graph of the Month: January 2016
The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program Assists Virginians
in Every Region of the Commonwealth
TAG recipients from across the Commonwealth will be visiting the Capitol
on Monday to thank members of the General Assembly for helping them to
attend colleges in Virginia. Established in 1972, the 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.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) FA08 TAG by Domicile Report (2014-15 Data)