Fairfax Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Fairfax Colleges and Schools

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Of Note For College Students

  • Fairfax is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.

Featured Colleges in the Fairfax Area (QuickSchools™)

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Altierus Career College

Woodbridge, VA

Altierus is a non-profit, higher educational school system with 21 campuses in 11 states, operated as Altierus Career College or Career Education. 

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Medical Careers Institute

Manassas, VA

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.


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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Manassas, VA

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

CDS Tractor Trailer Training

Woodford, VA

Start your rewarding career in trucking at CDS Tractor Training School.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Colleges in Fairfax with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

George Mason University
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: curriculum and instruction, psychology, business management, registered nursing, special ed, interdisciplinary studies, various engineering courses, political science and government
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 30,276 students, 22,180 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,865 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-600. Math: 520-610.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
Students Dorms
Alexandria Colleges 3 128,283 140  
Annandale Colleges 3 54,994 41,379  
Arlington Colleges 11 189,453 3,832 750
Herndon Colleges 2 21,655 72  
Manassas Colleges 8 35,135 385  

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