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In accordance with section 23.1-409 of the Code of Virginia, entitled “Transparency in higher education information,” the University of Virginia makes the following data available to the public For additional information about these data, please contact the Office of Institutional Research at (276) 376-1082.

Undergraduate Tuition

In 2014, U.S. News ranked The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 4th among the nation’s liberal arts colleges for least debt incurred by the graduating class of 2013. Two of the three institutions ranked higher included the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado and the United States Military Academy (West Point) in New York.

 
Academic Year In-State % Change Out-of-State % Change
2009-10 $3,586 $15,714
2010-11 $3,910 9.0% $16,450 4.7%
2011-12 $4,242 8.5% $17,325 5.3%
2012-13 $4,454 5.0% $18,190 5.0%
2013-14 $4,676 5.0% $19,100 5.0%
2014-15 $4,862 4.0% $19,864 4.0%
2015-16 $5,056 4.0% $20,658 4.0%
2016-17 $5,210 3.0% $21,288 3.0%
2017-18 $5,366 3.0% $21,926 3.0%
2018-19 $5,527 3.0% $22,584 3.0%

Undergraduate Total Fees

Total Fees include charges for Technology, Classroom Renewal, Academic Credentialing, Arts, Athletics, Student Health, and Student Programming, and are comparable to similar fees charged by other public institutions in the Commonwealth.

 

 
Academic Year In-State % Change Out-of-State % Change
2009-10 $3,162 $3,562
2010-11 $3,284 3.9% $3,816 20.7%
2011-12 $3,478 5.9% $4,011 5.1%
2012-13 $3,653 5.0% $4,285 6.8%
2013-14 $3,833 4.9% $4,465 4.2%
2014-15 $4,006 4.5% $4,638 3.9%
2015-16 $4,164 3.9% $4,796 3.4%
2016-17 $4,327 3.9% $4,961 3.4%
2017-18 $4,459 3.1% $5,129 3.4%
2018-19 $4,592 3.0% $5,262 2.6%

Financial Aid by Source

 
2014 – 15 2015 – 16 2016 – 17
Students Total $s Students Total $s Students Total $s
Federal Appropriated
& Guaranteed Aid
1,237 $9,848,152 1,212 $9,968,796 1,201 $9,827,022
State Appropriated
& Guaranteed Aid
799 $2,636,035 799 $2,797,453 798 $3,079,061
Institutional Sponsored
& Endowment Aid
1,161 $6,707,359 1,038 $5,921,640 929 $5,072,431
Private & Local
Government Sponsored Aid
202 $706,101 210 $787,802 272 $1,316,931
Total 3,399 $19,897,647 3,259 $19,475,691 3,200 $19,295,445

Financial Aid by Type

 
2014 – 15 2015 – 16 2016 – 17
Students Total $s Students Total $s Students Total $s
Grants 1,180 $9,040,193 1,171 $7,943,271 1,188 $8,051,781
Scholarships 856 $3,967,268 862 $4,312,613 878 $4,168,596
Loans 925 6,034,059 898 $6,324,806 905 $6,336,783
Work-study Programs 189 $261,745 157 $208,197 152 $216,770
All Other Aid 236 $594,382 237 $686,804 181 $521,515
Totals 3,386 $19,897,647 3,325 $19,475,691 3,304 $19,295,445

6-Year Graduate Rates

Source: SCHEV, GRS04b Cohort Graduation Rates
Entering Class Cohort Grads All
1st-Year Students
Fall 1999 296 127 42.9%
Fall 2000 277 126 45.5%
Fall 2001 323 134 41.5%
Fall 2002 345 163 47.2%
Fall 2003 348 160 46.0%
Fall 2004 373 178 47.7%
Fall 2005 366 142 38.8%
Fall 2006 400 173 43.3%
Fall 2007 399 171 42.9%
Fall 2008 425 181 42.6%
Fall 2009 397 167 42.1%
Fall 2010 398 161 40.5%
10 Year Avg. 3774 1630 43.2%

1-Year Retention Rates

Source: SCHEV, RT01 Retention Report
Entering Class Cohort Retained First-time, Full-time
Retention Rate
Fall 2003 348 259 74.4%
Fall 2004 373 269 72.1%
Fall 2005 366 226 61.7%
Fall 2006 400 280 70.0%
Fall 2007 400 261 65.3%
Fall 2008 425 288 67.8%
Fall 2009 397 278 70.0%
Fall 2010 399 251 62.9%
Fall 2011 356 259 72.8%
Fall 2012 371 271 73.0%
Fall 2013 332 224 67.5%
Fall 2014 304 219 72.0%
Fall 2015 291 182 62.5%
Fall 2016 330 216 65.5%
10-Yr. Avg. 67.9%

Indebtedness of Degree Recipients

The average debt incurred by the College’s graduating class of 2012-13 was $12,772, significantly less than the nation’s public, 4-year average of $25,043 and the nation’s private nonprofit, 4-year average or higher of $29,708. According to The Institute for College Access and Success, the College ranked 1st for least average debt incurred by the graduating class of 2012-13 when compared to the other public institutions of higher education1 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the 5-year increase in the average debt was significantly smaller when compared to the other Virginia publics, increasing by 4.3% since 2008-09. With the exception of one other institution, increases were double-digit, ranging from 22.0% to 61.4%.

 
Graduating Class Ranking Among
National Liberal Arts Colleges
% of Graduates
with Debt
Average Amount
of Debt
2010-11 1 50% $10,180
2011-12 2 56% $11,524
2012-13 4* 62% $12,772

* Norfolk State University failed to provide data for 2012-13 and thus, were excluded.

* Two of the three institutions ranked higher included the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado and the United States Military Academy (West Point) in New York.

State Education
& General Appropriations

The data below are reported in 2015 constant dollars.

 
Academic Year $ Millions % Change
2004-05 $13.60 10.2%
2005-06 $15.36 13.0%
2006-07 $18.89 23.0%
2007-08 $21.15 12.0%
2008-09 $19.14 -9.5%
2009-10 $17.63 -7.9%
2010-11 $17.12 -2.9%
2011-12 $18.89 10.3%
2012-13 $19.26 2.0%
2013-14 $20.14 4.6%
2014-15 $20.77 3.1%

State Education
& General Appropriations per Annual FTE

The data below are reported in 2015 constant dollars.

 
Academic Year $ per FTE % Change
*Estimate
2004-05 $8,818 2.7%
2005-06 $9,948 12.8%
2006-07 $11,818 18.8%
2007-08 $13,681 15.8%
2008-09 $12,166 -11.1%
2009-10 $11,408 -6.2%
2010-11 $10,235 -10.3%
2011-12 $11,418 11.6%
2012-13 $11,701 -3.0%
2013-14 $11,794 6.5%
2014-15* $13,342 13.1%