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. Virginia College currently has campuses in the following locations:
Virginia College in Birmingham, Alabama - opened February 1992
Virginia College in Huntsville, Alabama - opened April 1993
Virginia College in Jackson, Mississippi - opened January 2000
Virginia College in Pensacola, Florida - opened July 2001
Virginia College in Mobile, Alabama - opened July 2001
Virginia College in Austin, Texas - opened January 2002
Virginia College in Biloxi, Mississippi - opened November 2005
Virginia College School of Business and Health in Chattanooga, Tennessee - opened October 2006
Virginia College in Montgomery, Alabama - opened April 2008
Virginia College in Greenville, South Carolina - opened October 2008
Virginia College in Jacksonville, Florida - opened April 2009
Virginia College in Augusta, Georgia - opened June 2009
Virginia College in Charleston, South Carolina - opened October 2009
Virginia College in Columbia, South Carolina - opened April 2010
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 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.
* Not all programs are available at all campuses.