Colleges in Virginia

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia(SCHEV)is the coordinating body for higher education schools in Virginia. The Council was established by Virginia's General Assembly and Governor in 1956. It makes public policy recommendations for Virginia colleges and universities in areas such as enrollment projections, capital and operating budget planning, technology needs, financial aid, educational programs and more to the Governor and the General Assembly.

There are several colleges in Virginia that are nationally acclaimed. Virginia schools have many areas of study that are valuable to companies and industries across the state. More than 450,000 students attend the 100+ in-state Virginia schools of higher learning. Additionally, there are 23 community colleges in Virginia that are a part of the Virginia Community College System. They are located around the state on 40 different campuses. These Virginia schools provide technical and occupational training programs designed to provide employees to nearby industries, making them invaluable to the state's economy. Community colleges in Virginia awarded more than 23,000 degrees and certificates in the 2010-2011 school year alone.

Virginia's colleges and universities are exceptional and diverse. They range from private liberal arts colleges to public universities. The state has 15 public comprehensive colleges and universities. Eight of these are doctoral institutions. There are over 50 fully accredited private four-year institutions. The state has one public junior college and 23 public community colleges. Occupational, technical and workforce development centers are scattered across the state. In addition to these public and private colleges in Virginia, over 65 out-of-state institutions offer either coursework or complete degree programs at sites around Virginia.

The University of Virginia ranks number 24 in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges and Universities. It was founded by Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville in 1819.

Currently, the undergraduate enrollment is around 15,000. First year students must reside on campus. Graduate programs include the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, the Curry School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Economy

The gross state product(GSP)of Virginia was reported as well over $300 billion early in the 21st century. In 2004, the per capita personal income was $35,477. In 2000, the state had the highest number of independent cities and counties listed in the top 100 wealthiest U.S. jurisdictions. This statistic was based upon median income. In 2006 and 2007, Virginia was ranked by both Forbes Magazine and CNCB respectively, as being the top state for business. Richmond is one of only 12 cities in the nation that has a Federal Reserve Bank. With 17 Fortune 500 companies and 10 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia is considered to be the wealthiest southern state.

Sources of income for the state of Virginia include military installations, tobacco, peanuts, soybeans,tomatoes and hay. Income from wineries and vineyards along the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Northern Neck has been steadily increasing. The northern part of the state is host to software and communications companies, the professional government sector and consulting firms.

The American Electronics Association reports that Virginia has more workers in technology than any other state. In 2006, computer chips became the highest gross export, surpassing coal and tobacco combined. Dulles technology Corridor on the border of Loudoun and Fairfax counties is saturated with Internet, software engineering and communication technology firms. The biotechnology industry in the state is strong thanks to the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park biotech incubator and the new Janelia Farm at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Excellent educational and career opportunities make the state of Virginia a popular southeastern state for higher education.

Found 214 Post-Secondary Schools In Virginia


Title City State Type Enrollment
Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon VA 2-year public 2254
Washington County Adult Skill Center Abingdon VA Less than 2-year public 231
Southside Virginia Community College Alberta VA 2-year public 3755
Alexandria Cet Alexandria VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 77
Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Va Alexandria VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 109
Strayer University - Alexandria Campus Alexandria VA 4-year private, for-profit 1244
Victor Beauty Academy Alexandria VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Coldwell Banker Institute of Real Estate Annandale VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale VA 2-year public 37073
Springfield Beauty Academy Annandale VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 86
Act College Arlington VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 321
Argosy University - Washington Dc Campus Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit 318
Graham Webb International Academy of Hair Arlington VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 144
Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit 2591
Marymount University Arlington VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3422
Professional Bartending School Arlington VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Strayer University - Arlington Campus Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit 1575
University of Management and Technology Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Strayer University - Loudoun Campus Ashburn VA 4-year private, for-profit 1033
Al S Beauty School Ashland VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Randolph - Macon College Ashland VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1171
Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap VA 2-year public 2741
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA 4-year public 27869
Bluefield College Bluefield VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 820
Bridgewater College Bridgewater VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1223
Graham Bible College Bristol VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Virginia Academy of Hairstyling Bristol VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia Intermont College Bristol VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 537
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 412
Institute of Textile Technology Charlottesville VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 21
International Beauty School Charlottesville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 12
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville VA 2-year public 4277
University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville VA 4-year public 22411
University of Virginia Health Science Center - Rad Charlottesville VA 2-year public No Data
Virginia School of Massage Charlottesville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 620
Kee Business College Chesapeake VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 568
Sentara School of Health Professions Chesapeake VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 71
Tidewater Tech Chesapeake VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 223
Atlantic Baptist Bible College Inc Chester VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
John Tyler Community College Chester VA 2-year public 5238
Life Bible College - East Christiansburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge VA 2-year public 1453
Colonial Heights Beauty Academy Colonial Heights VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 21
Artistic Beauty College Danville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Averett University Danville VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2296
Danville Community College Danville VA 2-year public 3554
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions Danville VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 66
New River Community College Dublin VA 2-year public 3692
Emory and Henry College Emory VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 977
George Mason University Fairfax VA 4-year public 23408
Mosely Institute for Professional Education Fairfax VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Omega Travel School Fairfax VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Para - Legal Institute Fairfax VA No Data
Heritage Institute Falls Church VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 122
Stratford University Falls Church VA 4-year private, for-profit 630
Longwood University Farmville VA 4-year public 3961
Southside School of Practical Nursing Farmville VA Less than 2-year public 22
Ferrum College Ferrum VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 914
Augusta Medical Center School of Clinical Lab Sci Fishersville VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Paul D Camp Community College Franklin VA 2-year public 1540
Cosmetology Training Center Fredericksburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Dominion Bureau of Investigation Inc Fredericksburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Fredericksburg Bible Institute Fredericksburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Strayer University - Fredericksburg Campus Fredericksburg VA 4-year private, for-profit 797
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg VA 4-year public 4282
Christendom College Front Royal VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 356
Front Royal Beauty School Front Royal VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Creations Hair Academy Galax VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Strayer University - Henrico Campus Glen Allen VA 4-year private, for-profit 499
Rappahannock Community College Glenns VA 2-year public 1774
Appalachian School of Law Grundy VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 372
The Catholic Distance University Hamilton VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Hampden - Sydney College Hampden-sydney VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 976
Hampton University Hampton VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 5743
New Horizons Regional Education Center School of Practical Nursing Hampton VA Less than 2-year public 98
Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton VA 2-year public 7379
Virginia School of Hair Design Hampton VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 95
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1398
Harrisonburg Beauty College Harrisonburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
James Madison University Harrisonburg VA 4-year public 15326
Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Med Techn Harrisonburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Henrico County - Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing Highland Springs VA Less than 2-year public 72
Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 518
Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 4-year public 1300
Washington and Lee University Lexington VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2067
Germanna Community College Locust Grove VA 2-year public 3856
Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg VA 2-year public 3919
Class One the Design School for Hair Lynchburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Falwell Aviation Inc Lynchburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Legends Institute Lynchburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 19
Lynchburg College Lynchburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1982
Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing Lynchburg VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 184
Miller - Motte Technical College Lynchburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 181
Randolph - Macon Woman S College Lynchburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 741
Virginia Aviation Lynchburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
American Military University Manassas VA 4-year private, for-profit 934
Heritage Institute Manassas VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 49
Strayer University - Manassas Campus Manassas VA 4-year private, for-profit 1000
University of Northern Virginia Manassas VA 4-year private, for-profit 327

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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