Consumer Information

Consumer Information

In accordance with section 23-2.6 of the Code of Virginia, entitled “Transparency in higher education,” The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 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
2004-05 $2,788 $12,158
2005-06 $2,984 7.03% $13,062 7.44%
2006-07 $3,252 8.98% $14,238 9.00%
2007-08 $3,423 5.26% $14,986 5.25%
2008-09 $3,482 1.72% $15,256 1.80%
2009-10 $3,586 2.99% $16,114 5.62%
2010-11 $3,910 9.04% $16,450 2.09%
2011-12 $4,242 8.49% $17,325 5.32%
2012-13 $4,454 5.00% $18,190 4.99%
2013-14 $4,676 4.98% $19,100 5.00%
2014-15 $4,862 3.98% $19,864 4.00%
2015-16 $5,056 3.99% $20,658 4.00%

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
2004-05 $1,994 $2,044
2005-06 $2,097 5.2% $2,147 5.0%
2006-07 $2,440 16.4% $2,490 16.0%
2007-08 $2,728 11.8% $2,829 13.6%
2008-09 $2,957 8.4% $3,057 8.1%
2009-10 $3,162 6.9% $3,162 3.4%
2010-11 $3,284 3.9% $3,816 20.7%
2011-12 $3,479 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 3.94% $4,796 3.4%%

Financial Aid by Source

The data below are reported in 2015 constant dollars.

Financial Aid by Type

The data below are reported in 2015 constant dollars.

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Students Total $s Students Total $s Students Total $s
Federal Appropriated
& Guaranteed Aid
2,857 $11,242,137 2,961 $11,326,729 2,901 $10,772,860
State Appropriated
& Guaranteed Aid
839 $2,368,815 804 $2,583,261 828 $2,614,093
Institutional Sponsored
& Endowment Aid
1,280 $4,362,991 1,235 $4,664,547 1,659 $6,230,839
Private & Local
Government Sponsored Aid
228 $762,132 281 $1,005,214 198 $715,240
Total 5,204 $18,736,075 5,281 $19,579,751 5,586 $20,333,032
 
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Students Total $s Students Total $s Students Total $s
Grants 2,290 $8,034,919 2,212 $8,173,064 2,420 $8,737,518
Scholarships 826 $2,514,742 883 $2,905,308 1,036 $3,773,175
Loans 1,740 1,815 1,815 $7,635,050 1,763 $6,992,051
Work-study Programs 173 $268,517 174 $262,893 165 $246,735
All Other Aid 175 $487,477 197 $603,437 202 $583,553
Totals 5,204 $18,736,075 5,281 $19,579,751 5,586 $20,333,032

Retention & Graduation Rates

Entering Class

Fall-to-Spring
Retention Rates,
Year 1
(1st-Year Students)

Fall-to-Fall
Retention Rates,
Year 1
(1st-Year Students)

6-Year Graduation Rates
(1st-Year Students)
7-Year Graduation Rates
(1st-Year Students)
Fall 2004 89.8% 71.8% 47.8% 48.1%
Fall 2005 83.1% 60.7% 38.5% 39.3%
Fall 2006 87.0% 68.6% 42.1% 43.4%
Fall 2007 82.5% 63.6% 41.9% 43.1%
Fall 2008 87.8% 67.2% 42.2% 42.4%
Fall 2009 84.2% 68.5% 40.0%
Fall 2010 83.3% 61.7%
Fall 2011 89.9% 71.6%
Fall 2012 86.6% 72.4%
Fall 2013 83.9% 66.6%
Fall 2014 88.7%

 

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%