Jefferson College of Health Sciences Earns Top Award

Jefferson College of Health Sciences logoVirginia Living Magazine has named Roanoke’s Jefferson College of Health Sciences one of the top health and medicine colleges in the state of Virginia.

Read the full press release below:

ROANOKE, Va. (August 28, 2014) — Jefferson College of Health Sciences has been named one of the top Health & Medicine colleges in the state by Virginia Living Magazine. Jefferson is one of only four colleges chosen for this honor in the four-year college category.

The recognition will appear in the magazine’s September/October edition, which will hit newsstands on September 5, 2014.  The digital edition of the magazine is available now at:

Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2014 is part of the publication’s annual “State of Education” supplement. This supplement profiles 148 public and private high schools and colleges leading the way in education innovation around the state. It recognizes schools for their excellence and innovation in five categories: Arts & Humanities, Science, Math & Technology, Performing Arts, Health & Medicine and Capital Improvements.

After careful and thorough review of each school’s programs and accomplishments, Virginia Living’s editors selected schools that have instituted programs or recently begun capital improvements aimed at strengthening students’ experience in the classroom, on the field and in their communities. From large public research universities to two-year colleges and small private liberal arts colleges, and from public school systems to private boarding schools, Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2014 is the resource for anyone interested in knowing why Virginia’s schools are consistently ranked among the country’s best.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is an affiliate of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at

About Virginia Living
Virginia Living celebrates all things Virginia—from its people and places, to its deep history and traditions. The highest quality, most widely-read lifestyle magazine in the state, Virginia Living’s combination of smart, engaging stories and stunning photography and art makes it a must-read for anyone interested in the Commonwealth. To learn more about Virginia Living, visit