From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
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A virtual college is a college (post-secondary non-HE provider) where there is a rather small core of physical organisation and people carrying out face-to-face teaching, and a rather large amount of distance teaching, usuaully nowadays carried out with a significant amount of e-learning. There is not an absolute distinction between face-to-face colleges and distance teaching colleges - most distance teaching colleges in fact use blended learning for their offerings, often via a network of tutorial centres.
In essence, a virtual college is a college where the virtual campus is or has become dominant over the physical campus.