Virginia College is a private, for-profit school with campuses across the United States. The college strives to prepare students to enter or advance in their career through programs that “provide a balance of general academics, technical skills, and personal growth,” according to the school’s website. With campuses across the United States and an online program, Virginia College’s wide variety of programs are accessible to students from almost any location.
Virginia College offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees at its 22 brick-and-mortar campuses in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as through its online program. The school offers 18 associate degrees, including in nursing, criminal justice, health sciences, salon management, and paralegal studies. Eleven bachelor’s degrees, such as in 3D imaging and animation, business administration, and golf course management, are available to undergraduate students. The school’s master’s program includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA), as well as MBA concentrations in healthcare and management, and degrees in criminal justice and cybersecurity. Not all of these degrees are available at every campus.
The online learning option has 24 degree programs for students, including an associate and bachelor’s degree in business administration, an MBA, a bachelor’s in golf course management, and an associate in network engineering. Pursuing a degree online is a practical solution for students who don’t have the time to attend scheduled classes at a campus. The format provides a flexible alternative in which the student can complete their assignments when their schedule allows for it.
Virginia College has been accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools since 2010.
The college’s undergraduate programs require a high school diploma or its equivalent and the successful passage of an entrance exam. Meanwhile, applicants to the master’s program must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in a 4.0 scale, as well as a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Each area of study also has prerequisite courses that need to be completed before enrollment. For example, the business administration program requires marketing, finance, statistics, accounting, and economics, while the criminal justice program requires previous study in criminal justice, criminology, research methods, and criminal law.
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