To be recognized as a leading proponent for private higher education in Virginia by cultivating and leveraging partnerships with people and organizations that are committed to providing students at VFIC schools with an exceptional educational experience.


To advance the distinctive values and strengths of our seventeen independent Virginia member colleges and universities. We do this by securing financial support, increasing visibility, facilitating innovative and collaborative programs, and supporting initiatives which ensure that this personalized educational experience remains an affordable choice for tomorrow’s citizen-leaders.

Core Values

  • Ethical Action: Honesty and Integrity
  • Civility and Respect
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Service to Others
  • Community
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Innovation and Boldness