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Graduation Statistics

49%

graduate within six years
  • 53% within eight years
  • 24% within four years
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6,496 Graduates
Virginia Commonwealth University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

5,186 Faculty
Full Time
  • 3,155 Instructional
  • 33 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 1,966 Instructional
  • 32 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

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Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Jerrod from Centreville, VA
  • 5
  • I currently a student at VCU returning for my sophomore year and I must say that I am excited to get back to Richmond, VA this fall. As an engineering…

  • Jul-20-2009 Read More
  • Janet from Richmond, VA
  • 5
  • I don't have to tell you that VCU is quite a large university. Especially within the first few years here, most of one's classes will be larger lecture classes. Even…

  • Jul-31-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies 7 - -
Area Studies, Other 88 - -
Women's Studies 22 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anatomy - 4 5
Biochemistry - 9 5
Bioinformatics 21 7 -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 244 18 -
Biostatistics - 7 3
Epidemiology - - 1
Exercise Physiology - - 4
Human/Medical Genetics - 6 8
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology - 1 10
Pathology/Experimental Pathology - - 4
Pharmacology - 2 7
Physiology, General - 17 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 95 24 -
Business Administration and Management, General - 134 -
Business/Commerce, General 354 18 -
Business/Managerial Economics 46 12 -
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 4 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 98 - -
Real Estate 18 - -
Taxation - 2 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mass Communication/Media Studies 222 120 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer and Information Sciences, General 28 15 -
Information Science/Studies 56 38 -
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching - 10 -
Art Teacher Education 14 4 -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 35 -
Curriculum and Instruction - 18 -
Education, General - 130 29
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 106 -
Health Teacher Education 88 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - 9 -
Reading Teacher Education - 12 -
Special Education and Teaching, General - 30 -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 33 11 4
Chemical Engineering 19 - -
Computer Engineering, General 9 - -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 40 - -
Engineering, General - 24 15
Engineering, Other - 1 -
Mechanical Engineering 70 - -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 8 -
English Language and Literature, General 125 17 -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Adult Development and Aging - 8 -
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 46 - -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Athletic Training/Trainer - 2 -
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 24 4 -
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling - 7 -
Dental Clinical Sciences, General - 14 -
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 22 - -
Dentistry - - 90
Genetic Counseling/Counselor - 5 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - - 5
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 47 5
Medicine - - 187
Nurse Anesthetist - 35 25
Nursing Science (MS, PhD) - - 7
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) 243 - -
Occupational Therapy/Therapist - 35 1
Pharmacy - - 130
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other - 9 11
Physical Therapy/Therapist - - 82
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other - 86 -
Public Health, General - 25 -
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 34 - -
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling - 7 -
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor - 30 -
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 90 8 -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mathematics, General 29 14 -
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biological and Physical Sciences 41 - -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 134 29 1
Natural Sciences - - 3
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Studies 33 13 -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 4 22 -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 20 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 17 - -
Religion/Religious Studies 36 - -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 80 2 4
Physics, General 19 5 -
Physics, Other - 4 1
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - 2 2
Counseling Psychology - 2 8
Psychology, General 380 10 4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - 37 13
Social Work 60 228 5
Security and Protective Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 224 26 -
Forensic Science and Technology 57 20 -
Security and Protective Services, Other 63 12 -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 11 - -
Political Science and Government, General 108 - -
Sociology 58 12 -
Urban Studies/Affairs 28 26 -
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 30 6 4
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 41 - -
Dance, General 12 - -
Design and Applied Arts, Other 38 - -
Design and Visual Communications, General - 18 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 56 13 -
Fashion/Apparel Design 77 - -
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other - 21 -
Graphic Design 50 - -
Illustration 48 - -
Interior Design 36 - -
Music Performance, General 48 8 -
Painting 45 - -
Photography 43 - -
Sculpture 22 - -