Chamberlain University - Virginia
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Chamberlain University - Virginia is located in a midsized city with a population at least 100,000, but less than 250,000. It is in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV area.
Address
2450 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
www.chamberlain.edu/
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Registered Nursing
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Registered Nursing
Award Levels
Bachelor's Degree
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
Chamberlain University - Virginia is a private for-profit organization and is related to other schools.
Undergraduate Students
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Accreditation
caution
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
We cannot identify an accreditation record for Chamberlain University - Virginia. It is important for you to verify that this school is accredited before you attend.
Accreditation History
Higher Learning Commission (Accredited September 20, 2010 - January 6, 2020)
Student Attention
Context: Freshman satisfaction
Do most freshman choose to return for a sophomore year?
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
About 35% of students are full-time. About 2% of students take all of their courses via distance education, while another 57% take some courses online.
Full-time
35%
Online classes
59%
Context: Student body size
Chamberlain University - Virginia has 664 students.
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Graduation Rate
Approximately 35% of undergraduate students are full-time and about 2% of students are full-time first-time college students. In the last reporting year, 67% of students, inclusive of part-time and transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
67%
Time to complete
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8 years
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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student race/origin
Chamberlain University - Virginia reports that 74% of students are minority, which is more than 87% of the context schools. This school's 0.6% of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Chamberlain University - Virginia students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 87% women students, Chamberlain University - Virginia has a higher percentage of women than 95% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Chamberlain University - Virginia offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Remedial services

Academic/career counseling services

Placement services for program completers

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Student Satisfaction
Context: Percentage of students who return after their freshman year

If students come back for a second year, that suggests they are satisfied and able to succeed. The schools with satisfied freshmen should score above that dark gray 50% mark.

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Context: Percentage of students transferring out

How many people transfer out of Chamberlain University - Virginia within 8 years of entering? If you're considering a school with lots of transfers, be sure to find out why it was a bad fit for so many other students!

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Are students graduating on time?
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Rates with need context
Trends in rates
Rates by gender and race
Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion

We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.

Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
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Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time transfer students
Percentage with Pell Grants
50%
Full-time first-time students who received a bachelor's degree within 4 years after enrolling
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Full-time first-time students who received a bachelor's degree within 6 years after enrolling
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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?

The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Read below for details on the typical loan burden, and keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.

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Chart explanation
Chamberlain University - Virginia
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Chamberlain University - Virginia who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Loan burden

At Chamberlain University - Virginia, 100% of full-time degree-seeking freshmen receive federal student loans, averaging $9,500 each in just the freshman year. We have much more details about the full loan burden students experience in our Cost and Financial Aid Section.

Context: Percentage of freshmen with federal loans
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Context: Average freshman federal loan amount
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Classroom Quality
Student attention at Chamberlain University - Virginia

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Quality and Quantity of Chamberlain University - Virginia faculty
Faculty are the heart of a school. Make sure the school you attend has highly-qualified faculty who are regularly in their offices and happy to meet with you.
Full-time faculty overview

The best bachelor's and graduate programs are taught by long-term faculty with the word "Professor" in their title. These instructors typically hold the highest degree possible in their field of expertise, and their commitment to research, to their students, and to the school itself should be outstanding. We suggest you look for green in the chart: schools with a large majority of long-term faculty are likely to offer steady classroom quality.

Learn more about the bars in this chart

Traditionally, the long-term faculty at a school are hired as Assistant Professors. After about six years, they then advance to the Associate Professor level after proving excellence in three areas: teaching, service to the institution, and significant contributions to their field of expertise. Assistant professors who are not promoted to the Associate level are usually required to leave the school. The rank of Professor is reserved for senior faculty who have demonstrated the highest standing in those three areas. The standards of excellence differ widely across institutions; nonetheless, the presence of a large proportion of faculty in the three professor ranks suggests you will be taught by faculty who are invested in their academic fields and in the school. Generally, instructors with any of the three professor titles will hold the highest possible (terminal) degree in their academic fields.

The instructor/lecturer positions are generally held by full-time faculty who are focused on teaching alone, often for lower-level classes. These positions usually require some advanced education or experience, but not the highest (terminal) degree in a given academic field. Those teaching with no academic rank may be hired to teach in mostly non-academic fields, giving skills- or vocation-based guidance.

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Faculty, not tenure-track: sub-annual
Faculty, not tenure-track: annual
Faculty, not tenure-track: multi-year or indefinite
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Faculty, tenured
Context: Percentage of full-time faculty
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.Chamberlain University - Virginia performs worse in this measure than 92% of the context schools.
Read more about why you want mostly full-time faculty teaching you
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Faculty Diversity

Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.

Choose how to see faculty gender and race/origin
Overview
Context
An overview of faculty race and gender
Here the bars show faculty rank, with male faculty to the left and female faculty to the right. The race/origin of faculty are shown by color. The view with rank is important because many of our elite schools have a problem with diversity at the higher faculty ranks. Are women and minorities being promoted at Chamberlain University - Virginia?
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Chamberlain University - Virginia last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

Bachelor's Degree
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Chamberlain University - Virginia with that of the current context group.
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Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
Choose another way to view age at Chamberlain University - Virginia
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at Chamberlain University - Virginia compared to the focus for the context schools.
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Chamberlain University - Virginia.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Chamberlain University - Virginia.
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Admissions
Admissions Overview

Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Chamberlain University - Virginia's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.

Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Chamberlain University - Virginia lists the following admissions priorities and requirements:
Very Important: academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record, and standardized test scores
Important: interview
Considered:
Not Considered: racial/ethnic status, work experience, alumni/ae relation, level of applicant''s interest, character/personal qualities, application essay, first generation, geographical residence, extracurricular activities, class rank, recommendation(s), religious affiliation/commitment, state residency, talent/ability, and volunteer work
A high school diploma or GED is required.
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Chamberlain University - Virginia has an undergraduate application fee of $95. We did not find Chamberlain University - Virginia on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Freshman application dates
Freshman application dates
Chamberlain University - Virginia has a rolling admissions policy without deadlines. This school notifies applicants of acceptance as they process applications.
Acceptances can be deferred if a gap period is desired -- check with the admissions office.
Transfer application information
Transfer application information
Chamberlain University - Virginia has a rolling transfer admissions policy without deadlines. Applicants are notified as applications are processed. Transfer students can begin studies in fall, spring or summer.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Chamberlain University - Virginia accepts the following credits:
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits
Applicant accepance and subsequent enrollment

Acceptance is a two-way street, because while you may be concerned about whether or not your favorite school will accept you, the colleges and universities are equally worried about whether you will attend if accepted.

Percentage of applicants who are accepted
A low percentage here can indicate that a school is highly selective. We think this is one of the least important numbers for you to consider.
Selectivity can be misleading

You may have heard that a high rejection rate is an indicator of a good school. However, this number can be gamed, and some schools started gaming the system to perform better in college ratings books and sites. Ididio believes a combination of good outcomes (e.g. successful graduation rates and loan repayments) along with indicators of a well-prepared student body (e.g. test scores and high school records) are the best indicators of a good academic experience for those who attend. Our advice is that you don't pay too much attention to this number as you decide whether you might be admitted.

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Percentage of accepted students who choose to attend

This is called the yield, and it suggests whether this was a first-choice school or a back-up school for most applicants. Even the most prestigious Ivy League schools lose about a third of their accepted students come enrollment time.

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Costs and Financial Aid
Historic Annual Costs

See how this school's published costs have changed over the year, and how their cost trends compare with other private schools.

Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare Chamberlain University - Virginia to other private schools within your chosen context group.

Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
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Chart explanation
Chamberlain University - Virginia
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend Chamberlain University - Virginia has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Chamberlain University - Virginia. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living off campus)
Miscellaneous (living with family)
Off-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$600
$18,900
$600
$6,684
$6,684
$13,156
$675
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Chamberlain University - Virginia's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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School finances
Chamberlain University - Virginia: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

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Chart explanation
Chamberlain University - Virginia
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Chamberlain University - Virginia have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does Chamberlain University - Virginia have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

You can find a myriad of articles about the enrollment crises expected across US colleges and universities due to fewer births during the 2008 recession and other demographic shifts. The end result to you is that you need to protect your college investment by researching the financial stability of schools that you are considering. Many of our metrics are based on the excellent advice of Forbes' Financial Health Grades.

Ididio does not want to see you stuck with debt and no degree.

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Core operating margin
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Government appropriations
Context and trends: Core operating margin

The core operating margin is the percentage by which core revenues exceed (or, when negative, fall short of) core expenses, so higher is better here. This margin excludes finances for non-academic expenses such as housing, hospitals, or other independent operations. For schools with large endowments, this measure can be volitile from year-to-year without indicating concern because investment losses and gains are driving this figure, but if an institution's margin is trending downwards or consistently negative, you should be concerned.

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Chart explanation
Chamberlain University - Virginia
On the blue curve, we see how the core operating margin at Chamberlain University - Virginia have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the core operating margin for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Chamberlain University - Virginia is a private for-profit school, meaning that its annual goal is to make a profit for its shareholders. The other types of schools are public or not-for-profit, and profit is not a goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for Chamberlain University - Virginia into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

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Auxiliary revenue
Tuition and fees revenue
Auxilliary expenses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic & instructional support, student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Other expenses
Academic research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research

We have no library data for Chamberlain University - Virginia in spite of the fact that about 100% of the degrees it awards are bachelor's or higher degrees. It is unusual for a school with this focus to not have library data. In fact, about 90% of the schools that graduate at least 10% of students at the bachelor's or higher level report library information.

In the age of digital resources, a library can offer incredible support even to distance education students. For students on campus, the library is the study and meeting hub for both residential and commuting students. Through the academic libraries, students can freely access resources not available on the internet.

It is difficult to imagine a meaningful bachelor's or graduate degree program that does not require independent research projects from its students. Without academic library resources, those projects could become quite expensive and also much more difficult, because academic librarians are indispensable for guiding students toward appropriate resources for a research project. The greater fear is that a lack of library means that minimal research and outside reading is expected of students. If you're interested in attending Kaplan University - Cedar Falls Campus, you should ask about their library resources and research expectations, and make sure that you would be receiving the academic challenges and support that you and your future reputation deserve.

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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor

Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for Chamberlain University - Virginia, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.