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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 86,903 15,355 1,766 104,024

Public Four-Year Institutions

School Undergrad Graduate Professional Total
Virginia Tech 24,034 6,723 448 31,205
Radford University 8,913 1,015 0 9,928
Virginia Military Institute 1,675 0 0 1,675
Total 34,622 7,738 448 42,808

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 2,211 545 0 2,756
Roanoke College 2,060 0 0 2,060
Washington & Lee University 1,982 0 419 2,212
Ferrum College 1,512 0 0 1,512
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine 0 759 676 1,435
Jefferson College of Health Sciences 813 276 0 1,089
Southern Virginia University 660 0 0 660
Sweet Briar College 703 7 0 710
Hollins University 580 170 0 750
Randolph College 666 17 0 683
Virginia University of Lynchburg 538 59 0 597
Miller-Motte Technical College - Lynchburg 460 0 0 460
Skyline College 265 0 0 265
ITT Technical Institute 189 0 0 189
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 0 0 165 165
Miller-Motte Technical College - Roanoke 98 0 0 98
Total 29,554 7,617 1,318 38,489
Source: State Council for Higher Education, Fall 2013 enrollment and IPEDS enrollment data.

Two-Year Community Colleges

School Total
Virginia Western 8,654
New River 4,868
Central Virginia 4,730
Patrick Henry 3,163
Dabney S. Lancaster 1,312
Total 22,727
Source: State Council for Higher Education, Fall 2013 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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