A VMI diploma represents not only a degree but also leadership experience that can only come from challenges overcome. Employers recognize and appreciate the unique qualities of VMI graduates and seek them out before and upon graduation.
Over the past 15 years, an average of 98 percent of VMI graduates seeking employment, armed forces commissions, or graduate school admission have obtained their goals by the October following graduation.
Fifteen percent of each graduating class goes directly into graduate programs; many others choose to enter graduate programs following commissioned service and excel in programs at Duke,Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Stanford and Yale.
Because they have overcome rigorous and adverse challenges together, VMI graduates join a tightly knit network of alumni. Alumni loyalty is renowned; VMI has the largest endowment per student of any state college or university in the United States.