Virginia's Best Colleges for 2017

More than 60 Schools Honored for Overall Quality, Excellence in Student Career Prep

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) March 31, 2017 – LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its list of Virginia’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the four-year schools that were analyzed, 40 made the list, with University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and Hampton University ranked as the top five. Of the 23 two-year schools that were also included, Tidewater Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Danville Community College and Central Virginia Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below.

“Virginia’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest point since before the Great Recession, which is great news for career-minded students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer the educational experience and resources that leave their students career-ready.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes employment and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, opportunities for financial aid and such additional statistics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, visit https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/virginia/

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include:
  • Averett University
  • Bluefield College
  • Bridgewater College
  • Christopher Newport University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Ferrum College
  • George Mason University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Hampton University
  • Hollins University
  • James Madison University
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • Marymount University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Radford University
  • Randolph College
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Regent University
  • Roanoke College
  • Shenandoah University
  • Southern Virginia University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • The University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Washington and Lee University
The Best Two-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include:
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Central Virginia Community College
  • Dabney S Lancaster Community College
  • Danville Community College
  • Eastern Shore Community College
  • Germanna Community College
  • John Tyler Community College
  • Lord Fairfax Community College
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • New River Community College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Patrick Henry Community College
  • Paul D Camp Community College
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • Reynolds Community College
  • Southside Virginia Community College
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Virginia Western Community College
  • Wytheville Community College

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