VSU Overview


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Located in Petersburg, Virginia, Virginia State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 6,650 prospective students applied, and 5,119 were granted admission. Of those admitted 765 enrolled in the school. 4,235 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 461 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $5,022 plus fees of $3,204.

VSU is ranked 1267 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Virginia State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Virginia State University is worse than average in terms of graduating students.

4 Years

21% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

36% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

40% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234155 IPEDS survey data for Virginia State University.

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