List of colleges and universities in Virginia

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This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Virginia. The oldest college or university in Virginia is The College of William and Mary, founded in 1693. In 2010, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine became the newest. The largest institution is Liberty University, with over 110,000 students. [1] The smallest is the graduate-only Institute for the Psychological Sciences.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia defines four categories of degree-granting institutions of postsecondary education: public institutions, [2] established private institutions in good standing with a nationally recognized accrediting organization, [3] private and out-of-state institutions requiring certification [4] [5] and institutions exempt from state oversight for religious reasons. [6] Also exempt from certification are vocational institutions supervised by other state agencies, and institutions supervised by the federal government. All public institutions and most traditional private institutions are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Other state-certified private non-religious institutions are accredited by a national organization, though a few do not have any accreditation. Some small religious institutions do not have accreditation.

Public and established private institutions

Name Location(s) [7] Control Carnegie Classification Accreditation Founded Enrollment [8]
American National University [9] Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Masters University ACICS 1886 1,072
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Oakwood Private (Not For Profit) Special focus ACPE 2003 225
Appalachian School of Law Grundy Private (Not For Profit) Special focus ABA 1994 313
Averett University [11] Danville Private (Not For Profit) Masters University SACS 1859 965
Bluefield College Bluefield Private
( Baptist)
Baccalaureate college SACS 1922 1,155
Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges SACS 1967 4,099
Bridgewater College Bridgewater Private
( Brethren)
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges SACS 1880 1,857
Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges SACS 1966 4,047
Christendom College Front Royal Private
( Catholic)
Uncategorized SACS 1977 493
Christopher Newport University Newport News Public Masters University SACS 1960 4,957
College of William and Mary Williamsburg Public Research university SACS 1693 8,817
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1964 1,257
Danville Community College Danville Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1936 3,982
Divine Mercy University Sterling Private (Not For Profit) Doctoral University SACS 1999 360
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg Private
( Mennonite)
Baccalaureate college SACS 1917 1,444
Eastern Shore Community College Melfa Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1971 839
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk Private (Not For Profit) Doctoral University SACS 1973 790
ECPI University Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate college SACS 1966 12,764
Emory and Henry College Emory Private
( Methodist)
Baccalaureate college SACS 1836 1,246
Ferrum College Ferrum Private
( Methodist)
Baccalaureate college SACS 1913 1,124
George Mason University Fairfax Public Research university SACS 1957 37,316
George Washington University Multiple [10] Private (Not For Profit) Research university MSCHE 1821 28,172
Germanna Community College Locust Grove Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1970 7,207
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden Sydney Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate college SACS 1775 1,072
Hampton University Hampton Private (Not For Profit) Masters University SACS 1868 4,321
Hollins University Roanoke Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate college SACS 1842 805
Institute for the Psychological Sciences Arlington Private
( Catholic)
Doctoral University SACS 1997 145
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges SACS 1972 11,861
James Madison University Harrisonburg Public Masters University SACS 1908 21,787
Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke Private Doctoral University SACS 1982 1,128
John Tyler Community College Chester Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges SACS 1967 10,144
Liberty University Lynchburg Private
( Baptist)
Research university SACS 1971 79,152
Longwood University Farmville Public Masters University SACS 1839 4,911
Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges SACS 1970 6,996
University of Lynchburg Lynchburg Private
( Disciples)
Masters University SACS 1903 3,081
Marine Corps University [12] Quantico Public
( United States Marine Corps)
Uncategorized SACS 1989 Unknown
Mary Baldwin University Staunton Private Masters University SACS 1842 1,902
Marymount University Arlington Private
( Catholic)
Masters University SACS 1950 3,418
Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1972 2,718
National College Multiple [10] Private Junior college ACICS 1886 14,625
New River Community College Dublin Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1959 4,419
Norfolk State University Norfolk Public Masters University SACS 1935 5,616
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1964 51,487
Old Dominion University Norfolk Public Research university SACS 1930 24,176
Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1962 2,900
Paul D. Camp Community College Franklin Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1970 1,288
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1972 5,445
Radford University Radford Public Masters University SACS 1910 9,335
Randolph-Macon College Ashland Private Baccalaureate college SACS 1830 1,488
Randolph College Lynchburg Private Baccalaureate college SACS 1891 626
Rappahannock Community College Glenns, Warsaw Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1969 3,082
Regent University Virginia Beach Private
( Christian)
Doctoral Universities SACS 1977 10,456
Richard Bland College Petersburg Public
( Junior college associated with the College of William and Mary)
Junior college SACS 1960 2,475
Roanoke College Salem Private
( Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college SACS 1842 2,017
Sentara College of Health Sciences Chesapeake Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate college ABHES 1892 475
Shenandoah University Winchester Private
( Methodist)
Masters University SACS 1875 3,817
Southside Virginia Community College Alberta, | Keysville Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1970 5,352
Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1968 2,373
Stratford University [13] Alexandria, Falls Church, Glen Allen, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Woodbridge, Baltimore, New Delhi, Online Private (For Profit) Masters University ACICS 1976 2,849
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges SACS 1901 [14] 337
Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1968 7,685
Tidewater Community College Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1968 20,941
Union Presbyterian Seminary Richmond Private
( Presbyterian)
Special focus ATS 1896 146
University of Management and Technology Arlington Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate college DETC 1998 251
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg Public Masters university SACS 1908 4,727
University of Richmond Richmond Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate college SACS 1830 4,002
University of the Potomac Washington DC, Vienna, VA, online Private (For Profit) Doctoral University SACS 1989 1652
University of Virginia Charlottesville Public Research university SACS 1819 24,639
University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise Public
( University of Virginia)
Baccalaureate college SACS 1954 2,065
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Public Research university SACS 1838 31,076
Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1969 2,387
Virginia International University Fairfax Private (Not For Profit) Masters University ACICS 1998 282
Virginia Military Institute Lexington Public Baccalaureate college SACS 1839 1,685
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Blacksburg Public Research university SACS 1872 34,850
Virginia–Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Blacksburg Public
(Jointly by Virginia Tech & University of Maryland)
Masters University SACS 1978 700
Virginia State University Petersburg Public Masters University SACS 1882 4,385
Virginia Union University Richmond Private
( Baptist)
Baccalaureate college SACS 1865 1,561
Virginia University of Science & Technology McLean Private (For Profit) Masters University Unaccredited 2016 Unknown
Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk Private
( Methodist)
Baccalaureate college SACS 1961 1,437
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1966 6,827
Washington and Lee University Lexington Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate college SACS 1749 2,223
Wytheville Community College Wytheville Public
( Virginia Community College System)
Junior college SACS 1963 2,514

Private and out-of-state institutions

School Location(s) [7] Control Type [15] Accreditation Founded Enrollment [8]
ACT College Arlington Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized ABHES 1983 401
Advanced Institute of Technology [16] Virginia Beach Private (For Profit) Uncategorized ACCSC 1992 1040
American Digital University [17] Sterling Private (For Profit) Uncategorized none Unknown Unknown
American Public University System Manassas [18] Private (For Profit) Masters University HLC 1991 Unknown
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Oakwood Private (Not For Profit) Special focus SACS, ACPE 2003 207
Aviation Institute of Maintenance [9] [19] Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Associate's college ACCSC 1969 509
Bethel College [20] Hampton Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 1887 76
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing [21] Richmond Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized ACICS 1961 300
Boston University Metropolitan College Arlington Private
( Methodist)
Research university NEASC 1965 Unknown
Bryant & Stratton College [9] Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate college MSCHE 1854 1852
Cambridge College Chesapeake Private (Not For Profit) Masters University NEASC 1971 2,234
Catholic Distance University Hamilton Private
( Catholic)
Uncategorized DETC 1983 203
Catholic University of America Arlington Private
( Catholic)
Research university MSCHE 1887 5,956
Central Michigan University Multiple [10] Public Research university HLC 1892 21,705
Central Texas College Fort Lee Public Associate's college SACS 1965 16,073
Centura College [9] [22] Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Career College ACCSC 1983 1927
Chamberlain College of Nursing Arlington Private (For Profit) Special focus HLC 1889 Unknown
Columbia College [23] Fairfax Private (For Profit) Associate's college COE 1999 310
DeVry University Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Masters University HLC 1931 1868
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine Blacksburg Private (Not For Profit) Special focus COCA 2002 759
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Norfolk Private Masters University SACS 1926 6,613
Everest College [9] Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Associate's college ACICS 2007 2,251
Florida Institute of Technology Multiple [10] Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized SACS 1958 6,291
Fortis College [9] Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Associate's college ACICS 2008 942
Georgetown University Arlington Private (Not For Profit) Research university MSCHE 1789 19,204
Global Health College [24] Alexandria Private (For Profit) Associate's college none 2004 276
HyperLearning Technologies, Inc. [25] Virginia Beach Private (For Profit) Uncategorized none 1995 Unknown
IGlobal University [26] Vienna Private (For Profit) Unknown ACCSC 2008 Unknown
International College of Washington [27] Annandale Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 1966 Unknown
Johns Hopkins University Arlington Private (For Profit) Research university MSCHE 1876 26,152
Kaplan College Chesapeake Private (For Profit) Associate's college ACICS 1938 574
Kings Park University School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine [28] Cedar Bluff Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none Unknown Unknown
Life Pacific College Christiansburg Private
( Pentecostal)
Special focus WASC-ACCJC 1923 619
Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling Richlands Private
( Methodist)
Uncategorized SACS 1903 Unknown
Medtech Institute Falls Church Private (For Profit) Uncategorized COE 1939 531
Mercyhurst College McLean Private
( Catholic)
Masters University MSCHE 1926 2,705
Missouri State University Fairfax Public Masters University HLC 1906 23,697
The National Graduate School [29] Arlington Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized NEASC 1909 Unknown
National Massage Therapy Institute [30] Falls Church Private Uncategorized ABHES 1998 Unknown
Nova Southeastern University Roanoke Private Research university SACS 1964 20,435
Patrick Henry College [31] Purcellville Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate college TRACS 2000 325
Potomac College Herndon Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate college MSCHE 1901 40
Reformed Theological Seminary McLean Private
( Christian)
Faith-related Institution ATS 1966 Unknown
Saint Leo University Multiple [10] Private
( Catholic)
Masters University SACS 1889 5,232
Saint Michael College of Allied Health [32] Alexandria Private (For Profit) Uncategorized none 1971 193
Sanford-Brown College Vienna Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate college ACICS 1920 744
Skyline College [9] Roanoke Private (For Profit) Associate's college ACCSC 1969 355
South Baylo University [33] Annandale Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 1977 410
South University [9] Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate college SACS 1867 536
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Virginia Beach Public Research university HLC Unknown Unknown
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate college SACS 1867 1,035
Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools [34] Petersburg Private (For Profit) Uncategorized JRCERT 1895 131
Strayer University Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Masters University MSCHE 1892 12,918
University of Fairfax Vienna Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized DETC 2002 Unknown
University of Maryland University College Fort Belvoir Public Research university MSCHE 1807 Unknown
University of North America [35] Vienna Private (For Profit) Uncategorized ACICS 2008 310
University of Phoenix Multiple [10] Private Special focus HLC Unknown 1172
Valley Forge Christian College Woodbridge Private
( Assemblies)
Baccalaureate college MSCHE Unknown Unknown
Virginia College [36] Richmond Private (For Profit) Uncategorized ACICS 1983 Unknown
Virginia School of Massage [37] Charlottesville Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized ACCSC 1995 Unknown
Virginia School of Nursing & Medical Institute [38] Springfield Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 1901 Unknown
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Roanoke Public/
Private
Uncategorized none 2010 Unknown
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg Private (Not For Profit) Special focus TRACS 1886 555
Virginia University of Oriental Medicine [39] Fairfax Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 2004 Unknown
Washington Baptist University [40] Annandale Private
( Baptist)
Uncategorized none Unknown Unknown
Webster University Fort Belvoir Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized HLC 1915 Unknown
Westwood College Of Technology [9] Multiple [10] Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate / Associate's college ACICS 1953 1043
World College Virginia Beach Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized DETC 1992 Unknown
William Samson University Alexandria Private (Not For Profit) Doctoral university None 2012 Unknown

Primarily religious institutions

School Location(s) [7] Control Type [15] Accreditation Founded Enrollment [8]
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Richmond Private (Not For Profit) Special focus ATS 1991 63
Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary (Springfield Extension) Springfield Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 1958 Unknown
Cordoba University Ashburn Private
( Islamic)
Uncategorized none Unknown Unknown
Hartland College Rapidan Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 1983 Unknown
John Leland Center for Theological Studies Falls Church Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 1998 Unknown
Virginia Theological Seminary Alexandria Private (Not For Profit) Uncategorized none 1818 216
William Samson University Alexandria Private (Not For Profit) Doctoral university None 2012 Unknown
Union Presbyterian Seminary Richmond Private (Not For Profit) Special focus ATS 2012 146

Defunct institutions

School Location(s) [7] Founded Closed
Elizabeth College Salem 1826 1922
Medtech College Fairfax 1939 2016
Saint Paul's College Lawrenceville 1888 2013
Stratford College Danville 1854 1974
Sullins College Bristol 1868 1976
University of Northern Virginia Annandale 1998 2014
Virginia Intermont College Bristol 1884 2014 [41]
The Art Institute of Washington Arlington 2000 2018
Argosy University - Washington D.C. Area Arlington 2019
Richmond School of Health and Technology [42] Multiple [10] 1997
Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College [43] Bristol unknown
American College of Commerce and Technology [17] Falls Church 2010

See also

References and notes

General
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. "The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education". Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  • National Center for Education Statistics. "Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System". Retrieved 2011-10-05.
Specific
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  2. ^ State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. "Public Colleges & Universities Authorized to Operate in Virginia". Archived from the original on 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  3. ^ State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. "Private Institutions exempt from certification". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  4. ^ State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. "Explanation of Certification". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  5. ^ State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. "Private & Out-of-State Colleges & Universities Certified to Operate in Virginia". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  6. ^ State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. "Private Institutions that Confer Religious Degrees". Archived from the original on 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  7. ^ a b c d Primary campus for Virginia-based institutions.
  8. ^ a b c Enrollment as of 2009; data is from IPEDS unless otherwise noted.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i IPEDS lists multiple locations in Virginia; enrollment numbers are combined here.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r SCHEV lists multiple locations.
  11. ^ Averett University's non-traditional programs are listed separately in IPEDS; enrollment numbers are combined here.
  12. ^ Not supervised by SCHEV Archived 2012-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Stratford University". Stratford.edu.
  14. ^ "Sweet Briar College". Sbc.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  15. ^ a b School types are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. "Uncategorized" indicates they are not listed by Carnegie.
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  18. ^ APUS is an online university. The Manassas office is administrative.
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  35. ^ "University of North America". Uona.edu. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
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  37. ^ "Virginia School of Massage - Massage Therapy Schools". VASOM. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  38. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2011-10-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  39. ^ "Virginia University of Oriental Medicine | VUOM Site". Vuom.org. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  40. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2011-10-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  41. ^ "Virginia Intermont closes after 130 years". Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  42. ^ "Home". Rsht.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
  43. ^ "Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College". Southeastculinary.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-16.