Virginia College Gulf Coast

Overview of Virginia College Gulf Coast

Virginia College-Gulf Coast is located in a small city, in Biloxi, MS. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degree levels at Virginia College-Gulf Coast top out at the Associate's degree.

Virginia College-Gulf Coast Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.

Student Body

Virginia College-Gulf Coast offers classes to 287 students (338 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at the school are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Virginia College is a private, proprietary institution of higher education committed to offering diplomas and associate degrees. The student's learning experience and placement opportunities are enhanced through studies that provide a balance of general academics, technical skills, and personal growth. The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. The College provides educational opportunities through curricula in business, business-related, administrative, management, technical, medical, and professional programs that are designed to prepare a student for direct entry into the job market or to enhance their chance of advancement within a business hierarchy."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Virginia College-Gulf Coast

Virginia College-Gulf Coast
920 Cedar Lake Rd-Ste C
Biloxi , MS 39532

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Virginia College-Gulf Coast Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology54medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, surgical tech
Medical Administration22medical office management, medical office assistant, medical billing
Hospitality6resort management
Business and Management4human resources
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and administration
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Law1legal assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Virginia College-Gulf Coast in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree568
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years374

Virginia College-Gulf Coast Student Body

In 2007-2008, Virginia College-Gulf Coast had a total enrollment of 287 students (338 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 13%
Women 87%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 45%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 5%
20-21 10%
22-24 14%
25-29 30%
30-34 16%
35-39 13%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Virginia College-Gulf Coast Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 29 %

Virginia College-Gulf Coast Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Biloxi, Mississippi for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Mississippi Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Virginia College-Gulf Coast Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Virginia College-Gulf Coast Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,282
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,282

Financial Aid:
Virginia College-Gulf Coast participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3010610)

Virginia College-Gulf Coast Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*3$27,967
All faculty totalcalendar year2*3$27,967

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Virginia College-Gulf Coast Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Resort Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Medical Administration
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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Virginia College-Gulf Coast Highlights

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What Sets Virginia College-Gulf Coast Apart:

Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Virginia College-Gulf Coast Female % of student body

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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