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
Para - Legal Institute Fairfax VA No Data
Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach VA 2-year private, for-profit 163
Bryant and Stratton College - Richmond Richmond VA 2-year private, for-profit 942
Dominion College Roanoke VA 2-year private, for-profit 221
Ecpi College of Technology Virginia Beach VA 2-year private, for-profit 2895
Ecpi Technical College Richmond VA 2-year private, for-profit 1423
Ecpi Technical College Roanoke VA 2-year private, for-profit 1423
ITT Technical Institute Richmond VA 2-year private, for-profit 127
Summit School of Cosmetology Wytheville VA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tidewater Tech Virginia Beach VA 2-year private, for-profit 251
Virginia School of Technology Virginia Beach VA 2-year private, for-profit 346
Wards Corner Beauty Academy Norfolk VA 2-year private, for-profit 55
Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing Richmond VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 98
Carilion Medical Center School of Clinical Lab Sci Roanoke VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 5
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions Danville VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 66
Johnson & Wales University - Norfolk Norfolk VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 619
Louise Obici School of Practical Nursing Suffolk VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 90
Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing Lynchburg VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 184
Nnps Rrmc School of Radiologic Technology Newport News VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 15
Riverside School of Health Careers Newport News VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 137
Southside Regional Medical Center Petersburg VA 2-year private, not-for-profit 26
St Marys Hospital School of Radiologic Sciences Richmond VA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Winchester Medical Center Inc Winchester VA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave VA 2-year public 2873
Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg VA 2-year public 3919
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge VA 2-year public 1453
Danville Community College Danville VA 2-year public 3554
Eastern Shore Community College Melfa VA 2-year public 773
Germanna Community College Locust Grove VA 2-year public 3856
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond VA 2-year public 10091
John Tyler Community College Chester VA 2-year public 5238
Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown VA 2-year public 3945
Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap VA 2-year public 2741
New River Community College Dublin VA 2-year public 3692
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale VA 2-year public 37073
Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville VA 2-year public 2936
Paul D Camp Community College Franklin VA 2-year public 1540
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville VA 2-year public 4277
Rappahannock Community College Glenns VA 2-year public 1774
Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary Petersburg VA 2-year public 1267
Southside Virginia Community College Alberta VA 2-year public 3755
Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands VA 2-year public 3819
Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton VA 2-year public 7379
Tidewater Community College Norfolk VA 2-year public 20184
University of Virginia Health Science Center - Rad Charlottesville VA 2-year public No Data
Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon VA 2-year public 2254
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke VA 2-year public 7307
Wytheville Community College Wytheville VA 2-year public 2339
American Military University Manassas VA 4-year private, for-profit 934
Argosy University - Washington Dc Campus Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit 318
Bryant and Stratton College - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, for-profit 755
ITT Technical Institute Norfolk VA 4-year private, for-profit 326
Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit 2591
Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University Mclean VA 4-year private, for-profit 2591
Stratford University Falls Church VA 4-year private, for-profit 630
Strayer University - Alexandria Campus Alexandria VA 4-year private, for-profit 1244
Strayer University - Arlington Campus Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit 1575
Strayer University - Chesterfield Campus Midlothian VA 4-year private, for-profit 147
Strayer University - Fredericksburg Campus Fredericksburg VA 4-year private, for-profit 797
Strayer University - Henrico Campus Glen Allen VA 4-year private, for-profit 499
Strayer University - Loudoun Campus Ashburn VA 4-year private, for-profit 1033
Strayer University - Manassas Campus Manassas VA 4-year private, for-profit 1000
Strayer University - Woodbridge Campus Woodbridge VA 4-year private, for-profit 1170
University of Management and Technology Arlington VA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Northern Virginia Manassas VA 4-year private, for-profit 327
World College Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Appalachian School of Law Grundy VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 372
Atlantic Baptist Bible College Inc Chester VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Atlantic University Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 49
Averett University Danville VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2296
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 226
Bluefield College Bluefield VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 820
Breckbill Bible College Max Meadows VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Bridgewater College Bridgewater VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1223
Christendom College Front Royal VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 356
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1398
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 699
Emory and Henry College Emory VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 977
Ferrum College Ferrum VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 914
Fredericksburg Bible Institute Fredericksburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Graham Bible College Bristol 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
Hollins University Roanoke VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1043
Institute of Textile Technology Charlottesville VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 21
Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 508
Life Bible College - East Christiansburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Lynchburg College Lynchburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1982
Mary Baldwin College Staunton VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1451
Marymount University Arlington VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3422
Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Va Alexandria VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 109
Randolph - Macon College Ashland VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1171
Randolph - Macon Woman S College Lynchburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 741
Regent University Virginia Beach VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2449
Richmond Virginia Seminary Richmond VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Roanoke College Salem VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1677
Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Med Techn Harrisonburg VA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 518
Shenandoah University Winchester VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2428
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista VA 4-year private, not-for-profit 412

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

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