Community & Economic Impact

Virginia’s private colleges play a substantial role in the Commonwealth’s higher education system.
  • This year, 135,000 students are enrolled at private colleges.
  • Virginia's private colleges have over 23,000 employees sector wide; many of our colleges are among the largest employers in their region.
  • There are approximately 200,000 private college alumni living in Virginia.
  • Virginia’s private colleges and employees pay over $26 million in taxes and other fees to Virginia each year.

Additional information about the role of Virginia's private colleges and universities may be found in the 2016 briefing book: Generating Value for the Commonwealth (please click on the image below to view the publication).

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Bluefield University
Bridgewater College
Eastern Mennonite University
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emory & Henry College
Ferrum College
George Washington University - VA
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampton University
Hollins University
Liberty University
Mary Baldwin University
Marymount University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Roanoke College
Shenandoah University
Southern Virginia University
Sweet Briar College
University of Lynchburg
University of Richmond
Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - VA
Virginia Union University
Virginia Wesleyan University
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