University description (as per official university website)
irginia College has a long history of offering new direction to its students.
The College was founded by the Atlantis Group, Inc., in 1983 and then purchased by Career Futures, Inc., in 1989. The College opened its first branch campus in Birmingham, Alabama, in February 1992, and this became the main campus in 1995. In April 1993, the College opened its second branch campus in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1997, Virginia College received senior college recognition from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools(ACICS) which now accredits all programs at the school's campuses.
Education Corporation of America acquired Virginia College in mid 1999. The College opened its third branch campus in Jackson, Mississippi, in January 2000. Medical Career Centers in Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama, became part of the Virginia College family in July 2001. A fourth branch campus was opened in Austin, Texas, in January 2002. Subsequent additions are Virginia College in Biloxi, Mississippi, which held its first classes in November 2005, Virginia College School of Business and Health in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which opened in October 2006, Virginia College in Montgomery, Alabama, which opened in April 2008, and Virginia College in Greenville, South Carolina, which offered its first class in October 2008. Virginia College in Jacksonville, Florida, which opened in April 2009. The most recent additions are the Augusta, Georgia campus, which is scheduled to open in June 2009, and the Charleston, South Carolina campus, which is scheduled to open in October 2009.
Virginia College also offers educational opportunities to students anywhere via the internet while allowing students located near on-ground campuses to have a choice of taking classes online, in the traditional classroom, or in a combination of both.
Virginia CollegeVirginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses*. These programs strengthen the student's ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. The student's learning experience and placement opportunities are enhanced through studies that provide a balance of general academics, technical skills and personal growth.
The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. The College provides educational opportunities through curricula in business, business-related, administrative, management, technical and professional programs that are designed to prepare the student for direct entry into the job market.