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
Al S Beauty School Ashland VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Allens Beauty Center Martinsville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Center Wytheville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Alpha College of Real Estate Newport News VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Alpha College of Real Estate Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Anthonys Barber College Newport News VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Artistic Beauty College Danville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Atlantic Baptist Bible College Inc Chester VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Augusta Medical Center School of Clinical Lab Sci Fishersville VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Vienna VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Blue Ridge Nursing Home School Stuart VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Breckbill Bible College Max Meadows VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Cayce/reilly School of Massotherapy Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Class One the Design School for Hair Lynchburg 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
Cosmetology Training Center Fredericksburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Creations Hair Academy Galax 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
Eastern School of Farriery Martinsville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Falwell Aviation Inc Lynchburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Fredericksburg Bible Institute Fredericksburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Front Royal Beauty School Front Royal VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Glamour Limited Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Graham Bible College Bristol VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Harrisonburg Beauty College Harrisonburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Industrial Training Company Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Insurance Seminars Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Janards Beauty School Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Johnsons Beauty Academy Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Life Bible College - East Christiansburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Madam Daniels School of Beauty Culture Newport News VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Marine Safety Consultants - Tidewater Sch of Nav Inc Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Maryland Drafting Institute Springfield VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Moseley - Flint School of Real Estate Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
Petersburg Public Schools Practical Nursing Prog Petersburg VA Less than 2-year public No Data
Professional Bartending School Arlington VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Richmond Barber School Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Richmond Virginia Seminary Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Med Techn Harrisonburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
St Marys Hospital School of Radiologic Sciences Richmond VA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Summit School of Cosmetology Wytheville VA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tabernacle Baptist Bible College and Theol Sem Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
The Catholic Distance University Hamilton VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Tidewater Real Estate School Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Twin Image Beauty Academy Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Management and Technology Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Virginia Health Science Center - Rad Charlottesville VA 2-year public No Data
Victor Beauty Academy Alexandria VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia Academy of Hairstyling Bristol VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia Academy of Massage Therapy Yorktown VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia Aviation Lynchburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia Beach Beauty Academy Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Virginia School of Polygraph Norfolk VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Welding Technology Inc Woodridge VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Winchester Beauty School Winchester VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Winchester Medical Center Inc Winchester VA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Wise Skills Center Wise VA Less than 2-year public No Data
World College Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Yvonne De Vilar Sci Skn Care Ltd Aesth Sln and Sch Vienna VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Carilion Medical Center School of Clinical Lab Sci Roanoke VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 5
Nnps Rrmc School of Surgical Technology Newport News VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 9
International Beauty School Charlottesville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 12
Nnps Rrmc School of Radiologic Technology Newport News VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 15
Legends Institute Lynchburg VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 19
Colonial Heights Beauty Academy Colonial Heights VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 21
Institute of Textile Technology Charlottesville VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 21
Staunton School of Cosmetology Staunton VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 21
Nnps Rrmc School of Practical Nursing Newport News VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 22
Southside School of Practical Nursing Farmville VA Less than 2-year public 22
Indian River Beauty Academy Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 25
Southside Regional Medical Center Petersburg VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 26
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hosp Sch of Pract Nurs Roanoke VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 35
Suffolk Beauty Academy Suffolk VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 40
Hicks Academy of Beauty Culture Portsmouth VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 48
Atlantic University Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 49
Heritage Institute Manassas VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 49
Norfolk Public Schools Skills Center Norfolk VA Less than 2-year public 51
Braxton School Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 54
Central School of Prac Nrs at Norfolk Tech Voc Ctr Norfolk VA Less than 2-year public 54
Wards Corner Beauty Academy Norfolk VA 2-year private, for-profit 55
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Sch of Prac Nrs Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year public 56
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions Danville VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 66
Sentara School of Health Professions Chesapeake VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 71
Henrico County - Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing Highland Springs VA Less than 2-year public 72
Alexandria Cet Alexandria VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 77
Ghent Beauty Academy Norfolk VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 79
Springfield Beauty Academy Annandale VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 86
Louise Obici School of Practical Nursing Suffolk VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 90
Virginia Careers Academy Roanoke VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 92
Virginia School of Hair Design Hampton VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 95
Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing Richmond VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 98
New Horizons Regional Education Center School of Practical Nursing Hampton VA Less than 2-year public 98
Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Va Alexandria VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 109
Heritage Institute Falls Church VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 122
ITT Technical Institute Richmond VA 2-year private, for-profit 127

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

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