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
Yvonne De Vilar Sci Skn Care Ltd Aesth Sln and Sch Vienna VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Wytheville Community College Wytheville VA 2-year public 2339
World College Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Wise Skills Center Wise VA Less than 2-year public No Data
Winchester Medical Center Inc Winchester VA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Winchester Beauty School Winchester VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Welding Technology Inc Woodridge VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Washington County Adult Skill Center Abingdon VA Less than 2-year public 231
Washington and Lee University Lexington VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2067
Wards Corner Beauty Academy Norfolk VA 2-year private, for-profit 55
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke VA 2-year public 7307
Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1421
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Virginia Union University Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1538
Virginia State University Petersburg VA 4-year public 4353
Virginia School of Technology Virginia Beach VA 2-year private, for-profit 346
Virginia School of Polygraph Norfolk VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia School of Massage Charlottesville VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 620
Virginia School of Hair Design Hampton VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 95
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA 4-year public 27869
Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 4-year public 1300
Virginia Intermont College Bristol VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 537
Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon VA 2-year public 2254
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond VA 4-year public 24066
Virginia Careers Academy Roanoke VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 92
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Sch of Prac Nrs Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year public 56
Virginia Beach Beauty Academy Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Virginia Aviation Lynchburg 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 Academy of Hairstyling Bristol VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Victor Beauty Academy Alexandria VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Virginia Health Science Center - Rad Charlottesville VA 2-year public No Data
University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville VA 4-year public 22411
University of Richmond Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 4325
University of Northern Virginia Manassas VA 4-year private, for-profit 327
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg VA 4-year public 4282
University of Management and Technology Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 327
Twin Image Beauty Academy Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tidewater Tech Virginia Beach VA 2-year private, for-profit 251
Tidewater Tech Norfolk VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 452
Tidewater Tech Chesapeake VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 223
Tidewater Tech Newport News VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 306
Tidewater Real Estate School Virginia Beach VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tidewater Community College Norfolk VA 2-year public 20184
Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton VA 2-year public 7379
The University of Virginias College at Wise Wise VA 4-year public 1447
The Catholic Distance University Hamilton VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Tabernacle Baptist Bible College and Theol Sem Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 749
Summit School of Cosmetology Wytheville VA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Suffolk Beauty Academy Suffolk VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 40
Strayer University - Woodbridge Campus Woodbridge VA 4-year private, for-profit 1170
Strayer University - Manassas Campus Manassas VA 4-year private, for-profit 1000
Strayer University - Loudoun Campus Ashburn VA 4-year private, for-profit 1033
Strayer University - Henrico Campus Glen Allen VA 4-year private, for-profit 499
Strayer University - Fredericksburg Campus Fredericksburg VA 4-year private, for-profit 797
Strayer University - Chesterfield Campus Midlothian VA 4-year private, for-profit 147
Strayer University - Arlington Campus Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit 1575
Strayer University - Alexandria Campus Alexandria VA 4-year private, for-profit 1244
Stratford University Falls Church VA 4-year private, for-profit 630
Staunton School of Cosmetology Staunton VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 21
St Marys Hospital School of Radiologic Sciences Richmond VA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Springfield Beauty Academy Annandale VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 86
Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands VA 2-year public 3819
Southside Virginia Community College Alberta VA 2-year public 3755
Southside School of Practical Nursing Farmville VA Less than 2-year public 22
Southside Regional Medical Center Petersburg VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 26
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 412
Shenandoah University Winchester VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2428
Sentara School of Health Professions Chesapeake VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 71
Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 518
Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Med Techn Harrisonburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Roanoke College Salem VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1677
Riverside School of Health Careers Newport News VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 137
Richmond Virginia Seminary Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Richmond Barber School Richmond VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary Petersburg VA 2-year public 1267
Regent University Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2449
Rappahannock Community College Glenns VA 2-year public 1774
Randolph - Macon Woman S College Lynchburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 741
Randolph - Macon College Ashland VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1171
Radford University Radford VA 4-year public 8837
Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Va Alexandria VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 109
Professional Bartending School Arlington VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville VA 2-year public 4277
Petersburg Public Schools Practical Nursing Prog Petersburg VA Less than 2-year public No Data
Paul D Camp Community College Franklin VA 2-year public 1540
Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville VA 2-year public 2936
Para - Legal Institute Fairfax VA No Data
Omega Travel School Fairfax VA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Old Dominion University Norfolk VA 4-year public 18969
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale VA 2-year public 37073
Norfolk State University Norfolk VA 4-year public 6668
Norfolk Public Schools Skills Center Norfolk VA Less than 2-year public 51
Nnps Rrmc School of Surgical Technology Newport News VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 9
Nnps Rrmc School of Radiologic Technology Newport News VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 15
Nnps Rrmc School of Practical Nursing Newport News VA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 22
New River Community College Dublin VA 2-year public 3692

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

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