Rate this HBCU Day 64: Virginia University of Lynchburg

How would you rate Virginia University of Lynchburg

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DrBanneker

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Virginia University of Lynchburg is a small Christian HBCU in Lynchburg, VA. Originally started as a Baptist seminary in 1888 (the Lynchburg Baptist Seminary and later the Virginia Theological Seminary), it largely remained a seminary until changing its name to the current one in 1962. It has historically graduated many Baptist pastors who became influential in pre-Civil Rights America and the world such as Vernon Johns, the predecessor to Martin Luther King Jr. at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and John Chilembwe, the Baptist pastor and liberation fighter in colonial Malawi.

Currently, the school also has a deal with Liberty University to offer additional majors and classes to its students as well.


Founded: 1888

City, State: Lynchburg, Virginia

Type: 4-year private not-for-profit (Baptist affiliated)

Nickname: Dragons

Enrollment and percent Black enrollment: 558 (217 undergraduate), 97% Black

Part-time student percentage: 17%

First Generation Student Percentage: 52%

Percentage of students from households under $30k/over $100k: 70% / N/A

Out of State Percentage: 52% (Top States: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Washington DC, Maryland, California)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Admissions Acceptance Rate: Open admissions

4-yr/8-yr graduation rates: 11% / 21%

Transfer out rate: 4%

Male/Female percentages (Female:Male Ratio): 86% male/ 14% female (0.16:1)

Tuition: $10k

Median Federal Debt After Graduation: $23k

Median Parent PLUS Loans After Graduation: $14k

Median Earning 10-Years after 10 years from freshman year: $26k

Median Earnings for specific majors after 3 years after graduation:
Business administration: $33k, Liberal Arts: $19k

Top Majors by Degrees: Liberal arts, business administration, sociology, religious studies


Endowment: ~$2M

Alumni Engagement: % of alumni give back

Athletic Conference: National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division 1

Mascot: Dragons

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Notable Alumni:

John Chilembwe - National hero of Malawi and organizer of the Chilembwe Uprising against British rule
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Vernon Johns - civil rights leader and pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama prior to MLK becoming pastor
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Herman Dreer - co-founder (with Carter G. Woodson) of Negro History Week which later became Black History Month
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Main Campus
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Football Team
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Great profile. This school is COMPLETELY overshadowed by the other schools in the state.
Alumni list is made of people whose actions were very pivotal to the freedom struggles.

Would like to read interviews from some of the presidents of the schools with the lower completion rates, to see how they are addressing the issue.
 

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Appreciate this profile. I’ve never heard of this school, and I’m going to put the onus on myself for that.

I agree with everyone else that having such distinguished alumni at such a small school is very notable.
 

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I didn’t know this was an HBCU till like 2-3 years ago.

Other HBCUs play this school at the beginning of the season or on homecoming because it’s a guaranteed W :russ:

I don’t think wins against them even go on your record because they play in such a low division, but I’m sure they’ll continue to take them paycheck games
 
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