Colleges in Virginia

Colleges in Virginia

Known as “Old Dominion” and “Mother of Presidents,” the Commonwealth of Virginia was one of the original thirteen colonies. This New England state experience cool winters and warm summers, but the Atlantic Ocean causes extreme climate variations. Colleges in Virginia are categorized by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, who keep a list of public and private institutions that are accredited and in good standing. The largest college in the state is Liberty University, which also ranks most selective along with Washington & Lee University. Livestock and livestock products are Virginia’s primary agriculture industry. Old Dominion is also supported by food and beverage manufacturing, mining, and fishing. Shenandoah National Park, Arlington National Cemetery, and Busch Gardens are top attractions in Virginia.
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University of Virginia-Main Campus

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia is a public institution in Charlottesville. UVA encompasses 12 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 70 fields of study. For artistically-inclined students, UVA...

“…uva is a great school with lots of history, traditions and spirit. life on grounds is rigorous but engaging. the area surrounding charlottesville is very nice.” – Sidney from Charlottesville, VA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, also known as Virginia Tech, is a 4-year public research university in western Virginia. Virginia Tech encompasses nine colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 110 academic majors. To promote...

“…Virginia Tech is a beautiful place full a good people and food. The community is very welcoming and engaging to students. There is a wide variety of courses and you will always find something to do that you like.” – Delaney

Liberty University is a Christian institution located in Lynchburg, VA. The 7,000-acre campus hosts more than 550 programs of study within its 17 colleges and schools. LU's mission of creating "Champions for Christ" is encouarged through the...

“…I absolutely love Liberty University. I'm not from the mountains, so the weather is a bit of a shock, but I love their sunsets. This campus has a fixed mark on who God is and a huge vision for this generation in the Great Commission. ” – Hailey from Lynchburg, VA

George Mason University

George Mason University is a public research university with three regional locations and an international campus in Songdo, Korea. It is considered to have the “Highest Research Activity” and ranks among the Best Southeastern Schools according to...

“…George Mason University is very diverse. The classes and professors are also very helpful in class and throughout the application process. The school is also very, very welcoming and makes you have a sense of belonging. ” – LISA from Falls Church, VA

James Madison University

Located in Harrisonburg, VA, in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University is a public institution offering more than 120 degree options. As a research university, JMU features a Research and Scholarship (R&S) administration, and is home to the...

“…An open and beautiful campus with people who also share those qualities. The staff here are amazing and do their jobs here with the goal to educate the students that pass through so that they may carry the wisdom gained throughout their lives....” – Mehigan from King George, VA

Radford University

Radford University is located on a 204-acre campus in Radford, VA, and features six unique colleges with 108 degree programs. RU provides an honors college with competitive housing, programming, and advising, as well as the Office of High Impact...

“…I enjoy the education environment here at Radford University, because I am able to connect with my professors on a personal level outside of the class room. I find it beneficial that my professors have high experience in the subjects they teach. For...” – Kaleice from Radford, VA

University of Richmond
University Of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond

The University of Richmond is a 4-year liberal arts university located in Virginia’s capital city. Richmond confers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors and its Jepson School of Leadership is the first school to offer a Leadership and...

“…U of R has a lot of opportunity available to its students, but they can be difficult to find. Self-motivated students who aren't afraid to build relationships with faculty and staff can move the stars with the University's considerable resources....” – Michael from Fairfax, VA

Hampton University

Founded in 1868 after the Civil War to provide education to freedmen, Hampton University is an Historically Black College and University on the Virginia Peninsula. Hampton is home to eight undergraduate colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees and...

“…Positive environment for African American students. Best decision I have ever made. Preparation to excel in the future. ” – Dedrain from Saint Paul, MN

Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University is a 4-year public institution in Norfolk and a doctoral high research activity university. ODU hosts colleges of Arts & Letters, Business, Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Health Sciences as well as an Honors College....

“…Old Dominion University has a beautiful campus that is close to the water. The students here are polite and respectful and just has home like vibe to it. Also the staff at ODU is so friendly and helpful that you shouldn't have a problem getting good...” – Tarique from Fredericksburg, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University

Formed by the merger of the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University is a 4-year public institution in Richmond. VCU is home to 20 colleges and is the state’s only university to offer...

“…virginia commonwealth university is a terrific school.i don't recommend this school to someone who isn't use to a big city. also if you don't like big classrooms with 150 plus students, i don't recommend it.” – Christa from Lynchburg, VA

Marymount University

Founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount University is a Roman Catholic institution in northern Virginia and the first Catholic college in the state. Marymount encompasses schools of Arts & Humanities, Business, and Sciences...

“…Marymount is a school centered around community,with its small class sizes and many clubs and on-campus activities there is always something to do and someone to hang out with. There are many ways to get involved around campus and take advantage of...” – Erika from South Euclid, OH

Virginia State University

Virginia State University is an Historically Black College and University in central Virginia and the nation’s first fully state-supported university for African Americans. The VSU campus hosts colleges of Business, Education, Agriculture, Humanities...

“…it's a very amazing place to enjoy. you have wonderful education, great outdoor view, and diverse people.” – Angela from Richmond, VA

Shenandoah University

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Shenandoah University is a private school in northern Virginia that combines professional studies with a liberal arts curriculum. Shenandoah is home to seven colleges and schools offering more than 150...

“…I think Shenandoah ia a great college for the students that like the smaller classrooms. you get the teacher to student relationship more than other universities. It is also in a very beautiful area. ” – Brittany from Winchester, VA

University of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington is a 4-year liberal arts college in northern Virginia. UMW is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Business conferring undergraduate degrees in over 60 fields of study. To provide a transition to...

“…A terrific school that I got into with a beautiful picturesque camous. However, I do not attend, my sister did and I love coming to visit this close-knit heartwarming campus. The cultural diversity fair is worth looking towards for.” – Florence from VA

Norfolk State University

Founded in 1935, Norfolk State University is a 4-year public school and Historically Black College and University in southeast Virginia. Norfolk State confers bachelor’s degrees in 31 academic majors and is the only school in the state to offer a...

“…Norfolk State is a very motivating college. The teachers use many engaging styles of delivering lesions. Norfolk State is safe and secure school.” – Alexandria from Midlothian, VA

Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University is a 4-year public liberal arts university in the Norfolk area. CNU is home to departments of Business, Natural Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences with all degree-granting programs focused on a liberal...

“…cnu is a very inviting and unique school. the friendly environment welcomes every student and visitor with open arms. the campus is gorgeous and the professors are superb! ” – Cindy from Virginia Beach, VA

Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University is a liberal arts university located in Lexington, VA, along the Shenandoah River and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains. W&L's motto is "Non Incautus Futuri," which means "not unmindful...

“…This university is a really great place to be for people, who are big fans of outdoor activities. The rural setting and natural sceneries in Lexington are truly mesmerizing, and the people here are very friendly. The academic life is challenging, but...” – Nguyen from Vietnam

Longwood University

Founded in 1839, Longwood University is a 4-year public liberal arts college in central Virginia and one of the oldest universities in the United States. Longwood awards undergraduate degrees in over 100 academic fields of study and all students...

“…longwood is a family that grows each day. you always meet someone new in a class or around campus. longwood is a home away from home, i love it here.” – Nicole from Bluefield, VA

College of William and Mary

Royally chartered by King William III and Queen Mary II and founded in 1693, The College of William & Mary is a public institution in eastern Virginia and the second-oldest university in the nation. William and Mary offers bachelor’s degrees in 40...

“…This school has a great mixture of the benefits of a private school (size, classes taught by faculty, conveniences), but also the benefits of a public school (in-state tuition is a steal)! People are friendly and passionate, more devoted students...” – Amanda from Princeton, IL

Averett University

Founded in 1859, Averett University is a private 4-year institution situated in Danville, Virginia. Averett University is affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia but welcomes students of all faith, or non-faith, backgrounds. Top...

“…All the teachers here are very kind and pleasant. When I visited, I felt very welcome. The campus is quite beautiful, also.” – Emily from Dry Fork, VA

Roanoke College

Founded in 1842, Roanoke College is a 4-year liberal arts institution, the second-oldest Lutheran-affiliated college in America. Roanoke offers over 100 areas of study on its Salem, Virginia, campus, all of which are complemented by a core curriculum...

“…Roanoke College is a school where you feel a part of something bigger. It is a close knit community where you say hey to each person that walks past you. Roanoke College is preparing me now for the harshness of what the real world has in store.” – Ryan from Roanoke, VA

Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University

Regent University is a private, non denominational evangelical institution based on the coast of Virginia Beach, VA. It is a military-friendly university with a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study communications, biblical...

“…Excellent, forward moving school. ” – GradStudent

Ferrum College

Ferrum College is a 4-year liberal arts college in rural southwestern Virginia affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Ferrum hosts schools of Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences granting bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic...

“…It is a very nice school. It has a lot of activities for students to engage in. There are a lot of nice people on campus also.” – Eboni from Cary, NC

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College is a two-year institution and the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The school operates six campuses and offers 1-2 year technical certification and associate degree programs....

“…a fantastic opportunity to enhance anyone's situation. northern virginia community college (nova) is the second largest junior institution. i would rate this school (from 1-10) 10 being the highest level of recognition.” – Brian from Bealeton, VA

Hollins University

Founded in 1842, Hollins University is a 4-year liberal arts university for women and the first all-female institution chartered in Virginia. Hollins confers undergraduate degrees in 28 fields of study and all undergraduate programs are open only to...

“…Women who are going places start at Hollins University. After only a few weeks on campus, I know that this is completely true.” – Maya from Knoxville, TN

University of Lynchburg

The University of Lynchburg is a private institution located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is a affiliated with the Christian Church the Disciples of Christ and has a “selective” admissions process. Lynchburg is...

“…Lynchburg College is beyond amazing. It over exceeded my expectations for any school; could not have chosen a better school. Would not transfer out for any reason.” – Cindy from Manassas, VA

Bridgewater College

Founded in 1880, Bridgewater College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley and the first college in Virginia to admit female students. Bridgewater confers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors featuring an...

“…it has a variety of majors to choose from. it teaches its students how to be independent and responsible. its small and safe community makes its students into a one happy family. ” – Tayseer from Annandale, VA

Virginia Military Institute

Founded in 1839 and nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state-supported military college in the United States. VMI confers bachelor’s degrees in 14 academic majors within departments of Science, Liberal Arts,...

“…What an amazing institute! VMI is not for the faint of heart and spirit. Beautiful campus, awesome faculty and stunning parades! ” – Nicole from Onalaska, TX

Tidewater Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Virginia. The college maintains four campuses and a number of centers throughout the region in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk. Academics...

“…Is a good school to be a part of because they prepare the students to become the best on the field that there taking. Also that they give you a strong foundation in all the academic subjects for future reference. Lastly, is that they love the...” – Reby from Norfolk, VA

Randolph-Macon College

Randolph-Macon College is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Ashland, Virginia. The 116-acre campus offers 34 majors and 35 minors, as well as special-interest housing, eleven national Greek houses, and a recreation center that features a...

“…It is a very beautiful school. The teachers are great.” – Sierra from Louisa, VA

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College is a 4-year women’s college in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Sweet Briar grants undergraduate degrees in 16 academic majors. Outside of the classroom, Sweet Briar is home to a renowned equestrian program and features the...

“…Sweet Briar is a wonderful school where the academics are challenging, the friends are forever, and the professors know your name. You aren't a number here. Everything is personal. ” – Sweet Briar Girl

Virginia Union University

Founded in 1865, Virginia Union University is a private, historically black institution of higher education in Richmond, VA. VUU is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and the National Baptist Convention. The school offers a theology...

“…there rate will be an A and from a scale from 1-10 will give the school a 9.5” – Arthur from Tampa, FL

Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin University is a private, coeducational college founded in 1842 and is associated with the Presbyterian Church. Though based in Staunton, Virginia, MBU offers online programs as well as regional advising centers throughout the state. A...

“…This is a college for women that has an amazing military program in it.” – Alana from Mobile, AL

Southern Virginia University

Originally founded as a school for women, Southern Virginia University is a 4-year coeducational liberal arts college. Although not officially affiliated with the Mormon Church, SVU integrates the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

“…Southern Virginia University is unlike any liberal arts university because it embraces Christian standards and promotes a LDS atmosphere. The campus is just the right size and more beautiful than I would have ever imagined. The professors know who...” – Haley from Richmond, KY

John Tyler Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in both Chester and Midlothian, Virginia, and a Nursing Education Center in Richmond. John Tyler offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs, the majority...

“…John Tyler is a good choice for higher learning at a low cost. John Tyler should offer more multiples of the same class at different times. John Tyler allows you to work on higher education while maintaining a life outside of higher education.” – Amanda

Randolph College is a private, 4-year institution established in Lynchburg, Virginia. Randolph campus features a number of facilities, including the Maier Museum of Art, which is home to many different events, internships, and programs throughout the...

“…Randolph College has great class sizes, excellent professors who are always accessible and helpful and the most eco-friendly president any college could have. There are a variety of academic majors and there is the opportunity to create your own...” – Vanessa from Lynchburg, VA

Hampden-Sydney College

Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College is an all-male liberal arts school located in Hampden Sydney, Virginia. H-SC is a affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and its campus is listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the...

“…A great, small, private college that is an amazing match for any student. Like every college, HSC has its flaws; however, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives. The phenomenal professors and unbelievable opportunities available on campus make...” – Jamshaid from Baltimore, MD

Germanna Community College is a 2-year community college in northern Virginia. GCC classifies its academic programs in seven different clusters of interrelated courses called pathways. The Gladys P. Todd Academy at Germanna aides underserved students...

“…They have good nursing program and other program for all kind of majors. It's a good place for those who need to save up money by going to a community college and than transfer later to a 4-year college. There are nice professors and classmates, and...” – My from Culpeper, VA

Thomas Nelson Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campus locations in Hampton and Williamsburg, Virginia. TNCC offers over 100 academic and career-oriented programs, awarding associate’s degrees and certificates for college...

“…Thomas Nelson is an exciting and caring school. They open the doors for everyone including those who just graduated high school to those, in an older generation, who are ready for a new beginning. Thomas Nelson has really shown me that no matter your...” – Jessica from Williamsburg, VA

ECPI University
Virginia Beach, VA

Founded in 1966, ECPI University is a for-profit university with 16 locations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas. ECPI is home to six colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic majors. All students enroll in...

“…i really like the fast pace courses. i don't have time to get bored with a particular subject before its time for a new term.” – Nathan from Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Western Community College is a 2-year institution serving four counties from its campus in Roanoke. VWCC is home to 11 academic departments offering degree and certificate-granting programs as well as a Personal Enrichment and Community...

“…It's a clean and friendly college. Everyone is very nice and helpful and are able to answer your questions right away and if not they get someone that can. They have flexible scheduales that work around your work scheduale which is great. ” – Patricia from Moneta, VA

Bluefield College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the state of Virginia. Each student is required to complete 10 chapel attendance credits per semester, with 80 necessary for graduation. The campus features a wide variety of...

“…Bluefield College is a wonderful place to be. Everyone, including students and faculty, are kind. They are willing to do anything to help you.” – Katie from Woodbridge, VA

Emory & Henry College

Named for Methodist Bishop John Emory and Founding Father Patrick Henry, Emory & Henry College is a liberal arts college in the southwest Virginia Highlands. Emory & Henry offers bachelor’s degrees in 37 academic fields of study as well as an honors...

“…Emory & Henry College (yes, it's an ampersand!) is a small liberal arts college nestled in Appalachia. With less than 1,000 students, there is a tight community feel that is difficult to find at other colleges. The college prides itself on its...” – Lauren from Manassas, VA

Virginia Wesleyan University

With campus just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution in coastal Virginia affiliated with the United Methodist Church. VWU grants undergraduate degrees in 36 academic majors and 30 minors. In...

“…Wide open spaces and beautiful scenery. Quiet study places, even a 24-hour study room. Many activities of all kinds made for anyone and everyone to join in.” – Ashley from Virginia Beach, VA

Eastern Mennonite University is a Christian-based liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley. All students are required to spend part of their academic career studying in another culture as a guest of a local host family or traveling abroad....

“…EMU is a great school with a beautiful campus where you can build strong connections with fellow students for lifelong friendships, and with professors for great references after college or summer internships. At EMU, a cross cultural is worked into...” – Shelby from Lancaster, PA

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private, medical education institution established in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. The college offers over 15 degree and certificate programs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, approximately...

“…This is a great school. The programs are intense, but well worth the effort. The campus is small and the people are friendly.” – Kathleen from Blacksburg, VA

Lord Fairfax Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses and two extension sites in northern Virginia. Serving eight localities, LFCC offers 75 degree and certificate programs including Nature and Outdoor Photography and Cybersecurity...

“…The teachers are very nice and caring, so much that they bend to a time that works for the student. I have yet to have a bad teacher. The staff are friendly and help if you can't find your class.” – Amber from Stephens City, VA

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Richmond, Virginia. The college also maintains a second campus in Richmond and a third Goochland. Academics at Reynolds feature a number of special programs, such as...

“…Up-most educated community college for teens and adults to attend. Well organized college that stay on track to help their students. Above all community college, they rate as the best to transfer credit to a 4 years institute.” – Marshell from Richmond, VA

Patrick Henry Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and four extension sites in southwest Virginia. PHCC is home to six academic departments granting degrees and certificates in subjects ranging from Legal Assisting to Media...

“…I have attended Patrick Henry for a year now and it has been the best experience of attending a school. The teachers are amazing and they all have been very knowledgeable in their fields. The College itself is clean and has a great atmosphere. ” – Dewey from Rocky Mount, VA

Eastern Virginia Medical School is a public-private, medical education institution established in Norfolk. EVMS offers over 30 graduate degree and certificate programs, as well as fellowships, residencies, and continuing medical education. The...

Wytheville Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses in western Virginia. WCC confers degrees and certificates in 55 fields of study and 15 of these programs are available entirely online. To facilitate a more inclusive campus...

“…i am taking classes through wytheville community college at my high school currently. i am satisfied with the opportunity to begin college while still attending high school.” – levi from Cana, VA

New River Community College is a 2-year community college covering a four county area in southwest Virginia. NRCC offers degrees and certificates in over 40 academic fields of study. The college’s Alternative Energy program features courses focusing...

“…NRCC is effective. They are helpful with questions or concerns. NRCC is accessible too.” – Rachel from Ferrum, VA

Affiliated with the Assemblies of God, Bethel College is a 4-year Christian college in eastern Virginia dedicated to training students to become missionaries and church leaders. Bethel offers a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, and diploma in...

Central Virginia Community College is a 2-year institution serving four counties with a main campus in Lynchburg. CVCC grants associate degrees and certificates from eight academic departments, including degrees in General Studies and Liberal Arts...

“…It is an ideal college for commuting. The professors are very understanding. The choice of classes are a good selection.” – James from Spout Spring, VA

Rappahannock Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses and three extension sites in eastern Virginia’s Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions. RCC is home to nine academic departments granting degrees and certificates as well as an...

“…RCC is a very clean, well kept facility. The advisors are knowledgeable and have helped me get into Virginia Tech to major in Wildlife Science. The school, including professors, deans, and administrative staff, all encourage students to achieve their...” – Cody from Caret, VA

Danville Community College is a 2-year institution serving two counties in southern Virginia. DCC is home to eight academic departments offering over 100 academic degree and certificate granting programs. In addition to regular classwork, the college...

“…It is a good learning center for your educational needs. It is affordable. It connects you with many resources and people to meet your specific needs.” – Christina from Hurt, VA

Piedmont Virginia Community College is a 2-year institution serving Charlottesville and six surrounding counties. PVCC is home to 12 academic departments conferring degrees and certificates in programs such as Web Technologies and Retail Management....

“…The Professors at Piedmont are top-notch and love to get to know their students. I have had eight professors and enjoyed them all. The great teachers in combination with services like the Writing, Testing, and Math Centers make Piedmont a great...” – Christopher from Troy, VA

Recently integrated as an official college of Virginia Tech University, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is a medical school in Roanoke. The school’s curriculum is divided into two phases with classroom work and individual research...

Virginia University of Lynchburg

The Virginia University of Lynchburg is a private, historically black institution founded in 1886. The campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts a number of historic facilities for students to attend. Academics at VUL...

The University of Virginia's College at Wise

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public, 4-year institution established in Wise, Virginia. UVa-Wise’s forested campus is home to a number of scenic facilities, such as the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center, the Betty J. Gilliam...

“…So far, I would give UVA-Wise an excellent rating. The staff has been incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They let you know that they are there if you need anything.” – Jannike from Castlewood, VA

Established in 1967, Southwest Virginia Community College is a public, 2-year institution located outside of Richlands, on Route 19 South. Southwest offers over 80 associate’s degree, diploma, and certificate programs throughout its seven paths of...

“…excellent understanding teachers. offers some degrees fully online. if you qualify for the pell grant it more then likely will pay for your whole school year.” – Melody from Haysi, VA

Richard Bland College of William and Mary

Richard Bland College is a selective, 2-year institution located in Prince George, Virginia. Students attending RBC have the choice between earning an Associate of Arts degree, or an Associate of Science in Behavioral Sciences, Business...

“…Richard Bland College is an amazing beginner step for individuals who are seeking to transfer to a 4 year institution. It well prepares you for the bigger and better scenes of an 4 year University. I am really glad that i had the chance of...” – Brianna from Colonial Heights, VA

Established in 1967, Virginia Highlands Community College is a public, 2-year institution located on a rural campus in Abingdon. With more than 70 academic fields of study available, VHCC offers associate’s degrees and certificates in both career and...

“…A small, comfortable learning environment where you're not just a number; you're a person that the teachers and staff truly want to help! Plus, it's cheap too! ” – Julie from Chilhowie, VA

Southside Virginia Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses covering the largest service area in the state. SVCC confers degrees and certificates in 78 fields of study. To provide support for its African American student population...

Blue Ridge Community College is a 2-year community college in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. BRCC offers degrees and certificates in over 70 fields of study as well as four partnership programs with other area community colleges. The BRCC campus...

“…I really did enjoy going to BRCC. I saved a TON of money and learned a lot. It is pretty easy to pass the classes if you do the work. Counselors were not very helpful to me at first, but I have found the right counselor for me. Now they make it...” – student1

With a campus nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Mountain Empire Community College is a 2-year college serving a four county area in southwest Virginia. MECC is home to 13 academic career pathways hosting degree and certificate programs. To...

“…Full of caring, smart professors that encourage and strengthen the student. The students there are the most humble and friendliest I've met. Overall a well rounded school that encourages every student to their full potential.” – Travis from St. Charles, VA

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is a private, medical education institution established in Richmond, Virginia. Students attending Bon Secours Memorial have the option of enrolling in either the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing...

Originally founded to address a need for rural physicians, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is a 4-year osteopathic medical school with three campuses in Virginia, South Carolina, and Alabama. VCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine...

“…The facilities are excellent (including a state-of-the-art cadaver lab on the third floor with a beautiful view of the mountains). The faculty and staff are clearly interested in our success both as students and as future physicians. The two...” – Matthew from Blacksburg, VA

With campus a short drive from Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Eastern Shore Community College is a 2-year college serving two counties in eastern Virginia. ESCC offers 13 degrees and 13 certificate-granting programs. In addition to course...

Established in 1970, Paul D Camp Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Franklin, Suffolk, and Smithfield, Virginia. PDCCC offers over 60 associate’s degree and certificate programs throughout seven fields of study...

“…It is a great college. Paul D. Camp cares about their students. Paul D. Camp is highly recommended in my area.” – Keith from Suffolk, VA

Founded in 1997, Appalachian School of Law is a law school in southwest Virginia dedicated to training students from its home region and beyond. ASL is home to a 3-year Juris Doctor degree-granting program. In addition to classroom work, all students...

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is an institution in western Virginia specializing in training pharmacists. The college’s Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum stands out as being the only 3-year such program in the commonwealth of Virginia. ACP also...

Established in 1962, Dabney S Lancaster Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Clifton Forge and Buena Vista, Virginia. DSLCC offers 15 associate’s degree programs and nearly 40 certificate programs, preparing...

Sentara College of Health Sciences is a healthcare-centered institution in the Norfolk metro area. Sentara functions as a nurse training academy offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Nursing. Additionally, Sentara features six associate...

Centra College of Nursing

The Centra College of Nursing is a private, 2-year institution established in Lynchburg, Virginia. The school offers four programs of study: the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the Associate Degree in Nursing program, the...

Divine Mercy University is a Catholic psychology graduate school in northern Virginia and an institution recognized by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II. DMU is home to two schools focusing on Counseling and Psychological Sciences offering two...

The Riverside College of Health Careers is a school of nursing and health science in the greater Norfolk area. In addition to training programs in Professional and Practical Nursing, Riverside offers academic concentrations in Radiologic and Surgical...

Founded by the Presbyterian Church, Union Presbyterian Seminary is a Christian graduate school with campuses in Richmond and Charlotte providing an educational foundation for ministry. Union offers master’s degrees in Divinity, Christian Education,...

Veritas Baptist College is an online Christian college with a focus on training students for ministry. VBC offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in Ministry and Christian Education as well as a 1-year certificate-granting Bible program. The college...

Averett University Graduate & Professional Studies is a division affiliated with Averett University overseeing classes for adult and working students. With four locations throughout Virginia, Averett GPS confers both a bachelor’s and master’s degree...

Established in 1971, Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging is a private, medical education institution located in Richmond, Virginia. The college offers a residential Radiologic Technology program, which lasts 18 months and...

Virginia Beach Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate school in coastal Virginia dedicated to training students for local church ministry and mission work. VBTS offers master’s degrees in Biblical Studies, Divinity, Theology, and Chaplaincy as...

Established in 1999, Wave Leadership College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Virginia Beach. WLC offers an Associate of Ministry degree program with five 12-credit professional development concentration options, as well as a BS...

Virginia International University is a globally-focused 4-year university in the Washington, DC, metro area serving a student body of diverse national and cultural backgrounds. VIU is home to seven academic departments conferring bachelor’s degrees...

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