Higher Education Business Resources

With over 215,600 students enrolled in Virginia’s 15 public four-year institutions, the state is the ideal location for individuals seeking to excel and further their education. Virginia has several colleges and universities that have achieved national acclaim and have areas of studies lending great value to companies across the state. The state’s public four-year institutions conferred over 53,600 awards and degrees in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Please follow the links below for selected university based economic development resources:

Christopher Newport University The College of William and Mary
George Mason University James Madison University
Longwood University Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University Radford University
University of Mary Washington University of Virginia
The University of Virginia's College at Wise Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute Virginia State University
Virginia Tech  

The Virginia Community College System, comprised of 23 community colleges, located on 40 campuses around the state, provides academic, occupational and technical training programs, many of which are designed specifically to meet the needs of nearby businesses and industries.

In the 2015-2016 academic year, Virginia's community colleges awarded over 33,400 degrees, diplomas and certificates. Increasingly, community colleges are developing transfer agreements with four-year institutions, whereby students earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at a community college. In 2013, the community colleges served over 13,000 employers and nearly 224,000 individuals in credit courses and over 66,000 individuals in customized workforce training and continuing education courses, contributing substantially to the economic development of their service regions.

Please follow the links below for more information on Virginia's community colleges:

Blue Ridge Community College Central Virginia Community College
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Danville Community College
Eastern Shore Community College Germanna Community College
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College John Tyler Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College
New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College
Patrick Henry Community College Paul D. Camp Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College
Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College
Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College  

More than 152,000 students are enrolled in the state's numerous private institutions of higher education, which have achieved national acclaim and have areas of study lending great value to companies across the state. In the 2015-2016 academic year, Virginia’s private four-year non-profit institutions conferred over 32,500 awards and degrees.

Please follow the links below to visit selected Virginia private colleges & universities:

Appalachian College of Pharmacy Appalachian School of Law
Averett University
Bluefield College
Bridgewater College
Bryant and Stratton College
Christendom College Eastern Mennonite University
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Emory and Henry College
Ferrum College FORTIS College in Norfolk
FORTIS College in Richmond George Washington - Virginia Science and Technology Campus
Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University
Hollins University Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Liberty University Lynchburg College
Mary Baldwin College Marymount University
National College Randolph Macon College
Randolph College Regent University
Roanoke College Saint Paul's College
Sanford-Brown College Shenandoah University
Southern Virginia University Stratford University
Strayer University Sweet Briar College
University of Management and Technology University of Northern Virginia
University of Richmond Virginia International University
Virginia Union University Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington and Lee University World College


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