Virginia Western Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education operating under a statewide system of community colleges. The college operates under the policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Virginia Western Community College Board. It derives its charter from the General Assembly of Virginia through the Community College Act of 1966. The college is financed primarily by state funds; however, local governments and the Educational Foundation also provide support. For information on Virginia Western's accreditations, visit the About VWCC section of the web site.
The service region of the college includes Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Craig County, southern Botetourt County, and northern Franklin County.
The college's colors are colonial blue and white. The college's athletic team name is the Blue Stars.
The college crest (see below) has the following meaning: The triangular shape represents the three basic types of programs offered: certificate, diploma, and degree. The VCC in the center denotes that the college is part of the Virginia Community College System.
As a student-oriented center for lifelong learning, Virginia Western Community College will meet the needs of our diverse community by providing comprehensive educational programs and workforce development.
Virginia Western Community College provides affordable, accessible, and quality educational opportunities and workforce training to meet individual, community, and global needs.