Colleges in Virginia: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Virginia Colleges Summary

There are more than 150 colleges and career schools in Virginia, and almost 450,000 students attending those schools. Northern Virginia Community College is the largest college with more than 35,000 students. There are six other colleges with more than 20,000 students. These are: George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Virginia, Tidewater Community College, and Old Dominion University.

Other notable colleges with more than 10,000 students include: James Madison University, Liberty University, and J Sargeant Reynolds Community College. There are a number of smaller schools as well, nearly 20 of them have less than 100 students.

There are more than 20 community colleges in Virginia. The two largest are mentioned above. The next five largest community colleges, each with more than 5,000 students, are: Thomas Nelson Community College, Virginia Western Community College, John Tyler Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, and Germanna Community College.

The mailing address and web site address for the Virginia Department of Education is as follows:

P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

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Colleges and Universities in Virginia

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Ana Visage Institute Great Falls 18   Yes
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Oakwood 194   No
Appalachian School of Law Grundy 340   No
Averett University Non traditional programs Danville 1,677   No
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Chesapeake Chesapeake 189   Yes
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Manassas Manassas 130   Yes
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Richmond 133 45 No
Bar Palma Beauty Careers Academy Roanoke 60   Yes
Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave Weyers Cave 4,084   Yes
Bluefield College Bluefield 793 218 No V: 420-520
M: 420-530
Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing Richmond 394   No
Bridgewater College Bridgewater 1,541 1,353 No V: 460-570
M: 460-570
Career Training Solutions Fredericksburg 185   Yes
Central School of Practical Nursing Norfolk Norfolk 43   No
Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg 4,926   Yes
Centura College Chesapeake Chesapeake 290   Yes
Centura College Newport News Newport News 224   Yes
Centura College Norfolk Norfolk 283   Yes
Centura College Richmond Richmond 186   Yes
Centura College Richmond Richmond 80   Yes
Centura College Virginia Beach Virginia Beach 1,423   Yes
CET Alexandria Alexandria 140   Yes
Christopher Newport University Newport News 4,884 2,893 No V: 510-610
M: 520-610
College of William and Mary Williamsburg 7,795 4,542 No V: 630-730
M: 620-710
W: 610-720
Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center Culpeper 20   Yes
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge 1,295   Yes
Danville Community College Danville 4,016   Yes
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions Danville 111   No
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg 1,234 672 No V: 450-590
M: 460-600
W: 440-570
Eastern Shore Community College Melfa 907   Yes
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk 725   No
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine Blacksburg 645   No
Emory and Henry College Emory 1,026 757 No V: 450-580
M: 430-560
W: 430-540
Ferrum College Ferrum 1,233 1,251 No V: 400-490
M: 400-490
George Mason University Fairfax 30,276 4,865 No V: 500-600
M: 520-610
Germanna Community College Locust Grove 5,899   Yes
Graham Webb International Academy of Hair Arlington 180   Yes
Hampden Sydney College Hampden-Sydney 1,122 1,122 No V: 510-600
M: 515-630
W: 480-590
Hampton University Hampton 5,658 3,000 No V: 465-610
M: 472-572
Henrico County Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing Highland Springs 89   No
Heritage Institute Manassas 255   Yes
Hollins University Roanoke 1,049 673 No V: 540-650
M: 490-590
Institute for the Psychological Sciences Arlington 43   No
James Madison University Harrisonburg 17,918 5,725 No V: 520-610
M: 530-620
W: 520-610
Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke 971 120 No V: 420-530
M: 430-510
W: 428-500
John Tyler Community College Chester 8,082   Yes
Josef's School of Hair Design Richmond 12,557   Yes
Legends Institute Lynchburg 39   Yes
Longwood University Farmville 4,727 3,019 No V: 500-580
M: 500-570
Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown 5,655   Yes
Lynchburg College Lynchburg 2,490 1,720 No V: 460-560
M: 450-570
W: 460-560
Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing Lynchburg 175   No V: 460-510
M: 450-510
Mary Baldwin College Staunton 1,685 722 No V: 460-600
M: 430-560
W: 470-590
Marymount University Arlington 3,609 750 No V: 440-540
M: 440-540
W: 440-540
Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap 3,017   Yes
New River Community College Dublin 4,586   Yes
Norfolk State University Norfolk 6,155 2,464 No V: 400-470
M: 390-470
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale 41,266   Yes
Old Dominion University Norfolk 22,287 4,036 No V: 480-570
M: 490-590
Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville 2,948   Yes
Paul D Camp Community College Franklin 1,544   Yes
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville 4,674   Yes
Radford University Radford 9,122 3,138 No V: 460-550
M: 460-550
Randolph College Lynchburg 656 670 No V: 510-640
M: 490-610
Randolph Macon College Ashland 1,176 1,073 No V: 500-590
M: 490-590
W: 490-580
Rappahannock Community College Glenns 3,206   Yes
Regent University Virginia Beach 4,115 550 No V: 490-608
M: 460-558
W: 470-578
Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary Petersburg 1,402 250 No M: 360-490
W: 390-490
Richmond School of Health and Technology Richmond 358   Yes
Riverside School of Health Careers Newport News 286   No
Roanoke College Salem 2,006 1,240 No V: 500-600
M: 510-600
W: 470-570
Rudy & Kelly Academy of Hair and Nails Virginia Beach 178   Yes
Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville 700 400 No V: 320-410
M: 320-410
W: 310-390
Sentara School of Health Professions Chesapeake 345   No
Shenandoah University Winchester 3,393 809 No V: 440-560
M: 440-560
W: 440-550
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista 701 680 No V: 450-580
M: 450-570
W: 450-570
Southside Regional Medical Center Petersburg 172   No
Southside Virginia Community College Alberta 5,255   Yes
Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands 3,716   Yes
Springfield Beauty Academy Annandale 113   Yes
Staunton School of Cosmetology Staunton 36   Yes
Suffolk Beauty Academy Suffolk 50   Yes
Suffolk Public Schools Sentara Obici Hospital School of Practical Nursing Suffolk 17   No
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar 815 641 No V: 510-630
M: 470-600
Tap This Valley Works CET Roanoke 20   Yes
The University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise 1,803 655 No V: 420-523
M: 420-530
W: 400-510
Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton 9,368   Yes
Tidewater Community College Norfolk 25,857   Yes
Tidewater Tech Trades Norfolk 157   Yes
Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education Richmond 370 130 No
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg 5,001 2,459 No V: 560-660
M: 550-630
W: 550-640
University of Richmond Richmond 4,324 2,742 No V: 580-680
M: 590-680
W: 590-690
University of Virginia Main Campus Charlottesville 24,257 7,113 No V: 600-710
M: 620-730
W: 610-720
Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing Virginia Beach 23   No
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond 31,700 4,986 No V: 490-600
M: 480-590
W: 480-580
Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon 2,580   Yes
Virginia Intermont College Bristol 224 472 No V: 430-550
M: 410-510
Virginia Military Institute Lexington 1,378 1,407 No V: 510-620
M: 530-620
W: 480-590
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg 29,898 9,116 No V: 540-630
M: 570-670
W: 530-630
Virginia School of Hair Design Hampton 105   Yes
Virginia State University Petersburg 4,720 2,984 No V: 400-470
M: 390-470
W: 380-460
Virginia Union University Richmond 1,535 707 Yes
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg 217 48 Yes
Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk 1,433 789 No V: 450-550
M: 450-550
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke 8,653   Yes
Wards Corner Beauty Academy Norfolk 79   Yes
Wards Corner Beauty Academy Virginia Beach Virginia Beach 74   Yes
Washington and Lee University Lexington 2,181 1,174 No V: 660-740
M: 660-740
W: 660-730
Washington County Adult Skill Center Abingdon 110   Yes
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Fishersville 280 392 Yes
Wytheville Community College Wytheville 3,072   Yes
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