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Richmond Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Richmond Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Richmond, Virginia

There are at least 16 colleges in Richmond, listed and described below. These schools represent 39,080 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 32,054 full-time students, and a reported 8,610 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond.

We also provide an extensive list of Virginia Colleges.

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  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Richmond.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Richmond.

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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

Virginia College


Richmond, VA

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

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
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate

ECPI University


Glen Allen, VA; 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: Business, Computers and Technology, Engineering and Architecture
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Centura College


Richmond, VA

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
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Colleges in Richmond with Selective Admissions

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

Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
3400 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227-4536

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 133 students, 28 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 45 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing
8550 Magellan Pkwy #1100
Richmond, VA 23227-1149

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 394 students, 351 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education
3401 Brook Rd
Richmond, VA 23227

  • Programs: ministry, theology, religious education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 370 students, 260 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 130 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, law, teacher education, political science, human resources, accounting, psychology, history
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 4,324 students, 3,903 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,742 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 580-680. Math: 590-680. Writing: 590-690.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Virginia Commonwealth University
910 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284-2512

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, business, mass communication, registered nursing, social work, criminal justice and administration, medicine, educational administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 31,700 students, 24,897 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,986 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-600. Math: 480-590. Writing: 480-580.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Richmond Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Centura College - Richmond
7914 Midlothian Tpk
Richmond, VA 23235-5250

  • Programs: medical assistant, computer services management, various nursing, massage therapy, legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 186 students, 279 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Centura College - Richmond
7001 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23294

  • Programs: medical assistant, licensed practical nurse, business management, corrections and criminal justice, computer networking
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 80 students, 117 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Josef's School of Hair Design
1651 E Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: mental and social health services, registered nursing, social services, business management, biological and physical sciences, fire-fighting, licensed practical nurse, child care provider
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 12,557 students, 6,883 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Richmond School of Health and Technology
1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 320
Richmond, VA 23230

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse, medical assistant, medical coding, surgical tech, pharmacy tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 358 students, 1,072 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Virginia Union University
1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond, VA 23220

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: ministry, criminology, social work, psychology, merchandising and sales, teacher ed, journalism, MIS
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,535 students, 1,147 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 707 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. 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.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Ashland Colleges 1 6,619 1,176 1,073
Petersburg Colleges 3 33,740 6,294 3,234

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