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 University of Richmo
Christopher Newport University Newport News
Virginia Military Institute Lexington
James Madison University Harrisonburg
Randolph-Macon College Ashland
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg
Roanoke College Salem
Hampton University Hampton
Hollins University Roanoke
Liberty University Lynchburg
Bridgewater College Bridgewater
Regent University Virginia Beach
Randolph College Lynchburg
Lynchburg College Lynchburg
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg
Shenandoah University Winchester
Longwood University Farmville
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista
Emory & Henry College Emory
Marymount University Arlington
Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk
The University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise
Mary Baldwin College Staunton
Bluefield College Bluefield
Averett University Danville
Virginia State University Petersburg
Ferrum College Ferrum
Norfolk State University Norfolk
Virginia Union University Richmond
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk
Centura College-Virginia Beach Virginia Beach
American National University Salem
Union Presbyterian Seminary Richmond
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg
Skyline College-Roanoke Roanoke
Westwood College-Arlington Ballston Arlington
Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs Danville
Appalachian School of Law Grundy
Stratford University Fairfax
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Blacksburg
Institute for the Psychological Sciences Arlington
Westwood College-Annandale Annandale
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Oakwood
Argosy University-Washington DC Arlington
Radford University Radford
The Art Institute of Washington Arlington
University of the Potomac-VA Campus Vienna
Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach Virginia Beach
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond North Chesterfield
Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke
ECPI University Virginia Beach
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Henrico


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

As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for 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 various 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 an 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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