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Universities & Colleges in Virginia

University City
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville
College of William and Mary Williamsburg
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg
Washington and Lee University Lexington
George Mason University Fairfax
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond
Old Dominion University Norfolk
University of Richmond Richmond
Virginia Military Institute Lexington
Christopher Newport University Newport News
James Madison University Harrisonburg
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg
Randolph-Macon College Ashland
Roanoke College Salem
Randolph College Lynchburg
Bridgewater College Bridgewater
Hollins University Roanoke
Marymount University Arlington
Hampton University Hampton
Regent University Virginia Beach
Longwood University Farmville
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar
Emory and Henry College Emory
Shenandoah University Winchester
Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk
Radford University Radford
Liberty University Lynchburg
Lynchburg College Lynchburg
The University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg
Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke
Averett University Danville
Bluefield College Bluefield
Mary Baldwin College Staunton
Norfolk State University Norfolk
Ferrum College Ferrum
Virginia Intermont College Bristol
Virginia State University Petersburg
Virginia Union University Richmond
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk
Centura College Virginia Beach
National College-Salem Salem
Union Presbyterian Seminary Richmond
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg
Skyline College Roanoke
Westwood College-Arlington Ballston Arlington
Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs Danville
Appalachian School of Law Grundy
University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus Reston
Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville
Stratford University Falls Church
DeVry University-Virginia Arlington
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Blacksburg
Institute for the Psychological Sciences Arlington
University of Phoenix-Richmond Campus Richmond
Westwood College-Annandale Annandale
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Oakwood
Argosy University-Washington D.C. Arlington
The Art Institute of Washington Arlington
Potomac College Herndon
Bryant and Stratton College-Virginia Beach Virginia Beach
Bryant and Stratton College-Richmond Richmond
ECPI College of Technology Virginia Beach
Skyline College Richmond
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Richmond


Also referred as the "Mother of States" Virginia is located in the South Atlantic region of the US. With 7 million population and rising, the state of Virginia, ranks 12th highest in population in the nation. The weather remains mild to humid, and minimum temperature in winters goes till -3C. With a higher Index of 2.68% than an average American State, Virginia has an average salary of $3,000. The cost of living is also above the mean range of the country.

The state not only features 31 Fortune 1000 companies but also has the highest density of high-tech workers in the USA.

This American state is the chief exporters of computer chips and has many public universities and colleges where a lot of students from within the country as well as all over the world apply for the programs in advanced technology.

Virginia offers a number of employment opportunities in a variety of different fields. The jobs, which are more in demand, include physician assistant, data communications, technical and scientific services and other related fields. A recent survey positioned three careers, which are supposed to boom in the decade 2008-18. These include bio-medical engineering, epidemiology and home health aides and personal care.

As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of biomedical engineers in Virginia in May, 2010 was $85,000 while for personal care aides it was ~$22,000 and annual average salary of epidemiologist was $69,090 in Virginia.

According to the state of Higher education in Virginia, there are four types of degree granting institutions. They are public institutions, established private institutions (with a national recognizing accrediting organization), private and out of state institutions and other religious institutions.

About 167 Colleges and Universities comprise the strict and firm college education system in the Old Dominion. On an average 20,000-30,000 students get enrolled in varied universities each year in Virginia. This state has universities that top the charts in the fields of Fine arts, technology, science and music.

Top Colleges/Universities
Some of the top college and universities in the state to select from, are University of Virginia that has been named as a World Heritage Site, College of William and Mary, which educated U.S. Presidents namely, James Monroe, John Tyler and Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, which is popular for programs in law, economics and public policy and Virginia Commonwealth University as it ranks the highest for courses including medicine, health administration as well as social work and art.

With a $20,000 - $30,000 as an approximate fee for basic living expenditure and tuition fee for out-of-state student in Virginia, the scholarship may seem essential. Although with summer jobs and training sessions that work well for students to earn some money, Universities and colleges are open to scholarships and loans. However, the federal government funds only two universities namely, Virginia tech and Virginia State University to perform agriculture research and serve in cooperative extension.

Even with higher fees, the quality education, which is imparted in Virginia, attracts numerous foreign students for higher studies and research work.

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