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Higher Education

There are 25 colleges and universities within a 60-minute radius of the Roanoke Region.

Total Enrollment by Program Level

  Undergrad Graduate Professional Total
All Schools 84,843 14,783 1,790 101,416

Public Four-Year Institutions

School Undergrad Graduate Professional Total
Virginia Tech 25,791 6,890 489 33,170
Radford University 8,453 948 0 9,401
Virginia Military Institute 1,713 0 0 1,713
Total 35,957 7,438 489 43,884

Private Institutions

School Undergrad Graduate Professional Total
Liberty University 13,400 5,750 58 19,208
American National University 3,607 33 0 3,640
Lynchburg College 2,079 641 0 2,155
Roanoke College 2,001 0 0 2,001
Washington & Lee University 1,825 0 330 2,155
Ferrum College 1,285 0 0 1,285
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine 0 98 747 845
Jefferson College of Health Sciences 759 322 0 1,081
Southern Virginia University 808 0 0 808
Sweet Briar College 365 11 0 376
Hollins University 654 174 0 828
Randolph College 664 16 0 680
Virginia University of Lynchburg 538 59 0 597
Miller-Motte Technical College - Lynchburg 460 0 0 460
Skyline College 265 0 0 265
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 0 0 166 166
Miller-Motte Technical College - Roanoke 98 0 0 98
Total 28,808 7,345 1,301 37,454
Source: State Council for Higher Education, Fall 2016 enrollment and IPEDS enrollment data.

Two-Year Community Colleges

School Total
Virginia Western 7,719
New River 4,456
Central Virginia 4,125
Patrick Henry 2,405
Dabney S. Lancaster 1,373
Total 20,078
Source: State Council for Higher Education, Fall 2016 enrollment and IPEDS enrollment data.

Other Post-Secondary Education 

There are post-secondary education opportunities and national career college campuses in the Roanoke Region, offering certificate and degrees ranging from career studies to masters.

Roanoke Higher Education Center

Hailed as a model for 21st Century education. Featuring over 200 programs of study, the Higher Education Center provides job training, undergraduate, and graduate programs from a number of colleges and universities including: Averett University, Bluefield College, James Madison University, Hollins University, Mary Baldwin College, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Roanoke College, TAP - This Valley Works job training programs, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Western Community College. Virginia Western Community College also operates a culinary training program on-site at the Center.

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