Surrounded by some of the nation’s most recognized state, private, and liberal arts colleges and universities, the Roanoke Region provides a vast pool of eager job candidates every opportunity to remain in the area. Within a 60-minute radius of the region, there are 25 colleges and universities, and more than 100,000 undergraduate and graduate students enjoying the unique amenities that make living and working in our region great. That’s a higher concentration of undergraduates per capita than in the Boston-Cambridge, San Francisco-Oakland, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, and Austin areas.
Public Four-Year College Enrollment
|Virginia Military Institute||1,713||0||0||1,713|
Private Four-Year College Enrollment
|American National University||3,607||33||0||3,640|
|Washington & Lee University||1,825||0||330||2,155|
|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|
|Virginia University of Lynchburg||538||59||0||597|
|ECPI University (Skyline College)||265||0||0||265|
|Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine||0||0||166||165|
Two-Year Community College Enrollment
|Dabney S. Lancaster||1,373|
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.
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.