Higher Education

    Higher Education

    The University of Virginia (UVA) Charlottesville, VA www.virginia.edu
    The University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson In 1819, is a public institution of higher education with a large alumni support base. UVA is highly competitive and selects students from the top of their graduating classes. It offers 48 bachelors degrees in 46 fields, 94 masters degrees in 64 fields, 6 educational specialist degrees, and 55 doctoral degrees in fifty four fields. Additionally, UVA’s schools of law & medicine are both nationally recognized. As a member of the Atlantic Coast Con­ference, UVA offers an extensive and popular athletic program. UVA provides both credit & non-credit courses to benefit the wider community

    Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Charlottesvllle, VA www.pvcc.edu
    PVCC is a 2-year non-residential college and is a part of the Virginia Community College System. Its mission is to meet the educational needs of its students and its service region through excellence in teaching and leadership in community service. PVCC provides the first two years of baccalaureate study for students who wish to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

    Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) Weyers Cave, VA    www.brcc.edu
    Blue Ridge Community College opened its main campus in Weyers Cave in 1967 and now has satellite locations in Harrisonburg and Fishersville. Today it is one of the most technologically sophisticated colleges in the Virginia Community College System providing Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Science and Arts degrees to the 18,000 partici­pating students. BRCC actively partners with local industry to provide training through non-credit and special customized classes. Through a partnership with Old Dominion University Teletechnet distance learning program, students can earn Bachelors or Masters degrees in more than 19 areas.

    Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA    www.bridgewater.edu
    Bridgewater College is a four year college. Distinctive Christian atmosphere.

    Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Harrisonburg, VA   www.emu.edu
    Eastern Mennonite University is a four year Christian-based, liberal arts college.

    James Madison University (JMU) Harrisonburg, VA    www.jmu.edu
    The Virginia General Assembly established James Madison University In 1908 as the State Normal
    and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. Today, JMU is a coeducational and comprehensive
    University with nearly 21,000 students. JMU offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level.