Virginia College, founded in 1983, is a private institution of higher education with 27 campus locations throughout the southern U.S. Founded by the Atlantis Group, Inc., the college was purchased by Career Futures, Inc. in 1989. Virginia College opened its first branch campus at Birmingham, Alabama in 1995. The location now serves as the college's main campus. Students also have the opportunity to study via Virginia College Online, an extension of the college offering busy students the opportunity to pursue a degree from home while maintaining commitments to work and family. A variety of graduate and undergraduate degree programs are available via the online extension.
Virginia College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
Faculty members are chosen for their expertise and experience in their professional fields. Instructors bring their academic knowledge and professional experience to the classroom, providing students with real-world knowledge that can be applied to the job market. Online instructors are sensitive to the unique requirements of online learning, and have specialized skill sets needed to make online education work for their students.
Virginia College students have the option of following either a traditional, online, or hybrid approach to their studies. Many programs are offered entirely online in a convenient and flexible format. Online assignment deadlines are based on each course syllabus, but class work can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to fit the student's own schedule. Students attending a traditional campus must find housing at an off-campus site. Students and alumni of Virginia College can take advantage of the college's Career Services Department for help with resumes, interview preparation, career counseling, and job placement.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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