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Student Success   2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Student Outcomes (First-time Full-time Entering Cohort) 
1 Yr Retention (Fall) 86.5% 85.8% 86.4% 83.0% 84.7% 83.1%
2 Yr Retention (Fall) 78.0% 77.4% 75.8% 77.1% 74.1% 75.2%
6 Yr Graduation (Fall) 59.0% 62.3% 62.4% 62.9% 67.4% 67.6%
Strategic Enrollment Growth
First-time Freshman Enrollment (Fall) 3,586 4,090 4,234 4,201 4,600 4,461
Transfer Enrollment (Fall) 2,287 2,022 2,069 1,911 1,708 1,672
Graduate Enrollment as % of Total Enrollment (Fall) 15.2% 15.2% 14.9% 15.0% 15.0% 15.4%
First Professional Enrollment (Fall) 1,718 1,740 1,760 1,743 1,709 1,639
Out-of-State UG Enrollment as % of Total UG Enrollment (Fall) 9.8% 9.7% 9.5% 9.1% 8.6% 8.3%
International Enrollment (Fall) 1,677 1,703 1,600 1,452 1,260 1,170
Total Enrollment (Fall) 31,163 31,242 31,231 31,036 31,076 30,103
Yearly % Change in Online Enrollment (Fall) 19.6% 9.2% (2.2%) 9.2% 15.1% 1.7%
Online Graduate Enrollment (Fall) 321 330 387 437 478 527

 

Affordability    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Reduction in Student Debt
Financial Aid Funding from State of VA (in millions) $25.1 $25.0 $25.8 $31.0 $31.0 $33.7
Institutional Financial Aid (in millions) $45.7 $47.4 $51.9 $58.7 $66.0 $73.6
Scholarships from Fundraising (in millions) $6.6 $6.6 $14.4 $16.1 $11.2  
Avg. In-state Undergraduate Debt $29,098 $29,726 $30,258 $31,056 $31,211 $30,851
             
  2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Yearly % Change in In-State UG Tuition 3.6% 2.5% 4.6% 6.6% 0.0% NA
In-State UG Tuition $10,586 $10,846 $11,340 $12,094 $12,094 NA

 

National Prominence   2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Commitment to Research
Sponsored Research Awards (in millions) $262.3 $270.3 $271.2 $275.4 $271.0 $310.2
Federal Research Awards - NIH (in millions)       $77.9 $78.9 $89.9
Federal Research Awards - All Other (in millions)       $75.1 $62.0 $69.9

 

Student Success   Definitions
Student Outcomes (First-time Full-time Entering Cohort) 
1 Yr Retention (Fall) Percentage of students who start as first-time in college, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates in a particular fall semester and register for courses again in the following fall semester for any number of credits.
2 Yr Retention (Fall) Percentage of students who start as first-time in college, full-time degree-seeking undergraduates in a particular fall semester and register for courses again two fall semesters after their original starting semester for any number of credits.
6 Yr Graduation (Fall) Percentage of students entering as first-time in college, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates in a particular fall semester who earn a baccalaureate degree by the start of fall semester six years later.
Strategic Enrollment Growth
First-time Freshman Enrollment (Fall) Total headcount of new full and part-time students who enroll as first-time in college baccalaureate degree-seeking undergraduates for academic credit in fall semester.
Transfer Enrollment (Fall) Total number of baccalaureate degree-seeking undergraduates who previously attended a postsecondary institution, and register for courses at VCU for any number of credits in fall semester.
Graduate Enrollment as % of Total Enrollment (Fall) Degree-seeking graduate students divided by the total number of students enrolled (at all degree levels) for academic credit in fall semester. 
First Professional Enrollment (Fall) Total number of students in doctoral - professional practice degree programs in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy; registered for courses for any number of credits in fall semester.
Out-of-State UG Enrollment as % of Total UG Enrollment (Fall) Degree-seeking undergraduate students who pay non-resident tuition as percent of total number of degree-seeking undergraduate students who enroll for academic credit in fall semester.
International Enrollment (Fall) Total number of international students who are on a temporary visa for education, who enroll for academic credit in the fall semester, and who are not permanent residents with an I-51 or Green Card holders, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), refugees, or asylees.      
Total Enrollment (Fall) Total number of students in all degree levels, certificate and non-degree seeking registered for courses for any number of credits in fall semester.
Yearly % Change in Online Enrollment (Fall) Yearly change rate for total number of students who enroll in at least one distance education (online) course for academic credit in fall semester.
Online Graduate Enrollment (Fall) Total number of degree-seeking graduate students who enroll only in distance education (online) courses for academic credit in fall semester.
* Student Success Metrics reflect data reported to State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), differs from IPEDS which includes VCU's Qatar Campus.
     
Affordability Reduction in Student Debt
Financial Aid Funding from State of VA (in millions) State financial aid given to VCU students in a given fiscal year.
Institutional Financial Aid (in millions) Institutional financial aid offered to students in a given financial aid year. Institutional financial aid displays actual expenditures for financial aid from all institutional fund resources, that included both need-based and merit-based aid and excludes athletic aid.
Scholarships from Fundraising (in millions) Amount of fundraising dollars raised for accounts with a restriction of scholarships. This total includes any new monies received as well as any new pledge or bequest commitments, but excludes payments received on pledges or bequests from previous fiscal years. 
Avg. In-state Undergraduate Debt At the time of graduation; average student loan debt for students who started at VCU as freshman and received a baccalaureate degree. Loan amounts are accumulated only for the first degree received. Student loan debt excludes Parent loans.
Yearly % Change in In-State UG Tuition Yearly percent of change in standard tuition rate charged to Virginia Resident Undergraduate students enrolled in 15 credit hours of instruction.  Tuition does not include mandatory fees or course/program fees.
     
National Prominence Commitment to Research
Sponsored Research Awards (in millions) Funds that have been obligated by an agency or organization for a particular project; such sponsored projects are those where the university agrees to specific conditions and/or to perform a defined scope of work as required by the sponsor.
Federal Research Awards - NIH (in millions) Funds that have been obligated by National Institute for Health (NIH) for a particular project; such sponsored projects are those where the university agrees to specific conditions and/or to perform a defined scope of work as required by NIH.
Federal Research Awards - All Other (in millions) Funds that have been obligated by federal agencies or organizations other than National Institute for Health (NIH) for a particular project; such sponsored projects are those where the university agrees to specific conditions and/or to perform a defined scope of work as required by the sponsor.