Petersburg Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Petersburg Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Petersburg, Virginia

There are at least 3 colleges in Petersburg, listed and described below. These schools represent 6,294 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 5,526 full-time students, and a reported 3,234 dorm rooms.

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South University

Glen Allen, VA

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor

ECPI University

Richmond, VA

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.


  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate

CDS Tractor Trailer Training

Woodford, VA

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Fortis Institute

Richmond, VA

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

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

Empire Beauty Schools

Henrico, VA

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology?

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  • Degrees: Diploma
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Colleges in Petersburg with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary
11301 Johnson Rd
Petersburg, VA 23805

  • Programs: physical sciences, liberal arts and sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 1,402 students, 922 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 250 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Math: 360-490. Writing: 390-490.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Southside Regional Medical Center
737 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803-5133

  • Programs: registered nursing, radiation therapist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 172 students, 243 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Virginia State University
One Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and safety, psychology, mass communication, physical education teaching, accounting, biology, liberal arts and sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 4,720 students, 4,361 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,984 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 400-470. Math: 390-470. Writing: 380-460.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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Richmond Colleges 18 197,790 52,153 8,610

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