Students graduate from Virgnia Commonwealth University
CNBC ranked Virginia as the #2 State for Education in its 2022 Top States for Business.
From early education to world-class institutions of higher learning, schools in Richmond, Virginia, are helping the Commonwealth live up to its stellar academic reputation.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED K-12 SCHOOLS
Home to two National Teacher of the Year Award recipients, Richmond Public School serves approximately 22,000 students and is grounded by three values – equity, engagement, and excellence. Thomas Jefferson High School and Chimborazo Elementary School participate in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Programme. Additionally, Niche.com ranks Richmond-based Maggie L. Walker Governor's School as the eighth-best public high school in the U.S. In addition to our public schools; the City is also home to many well-respected private schools.
OUTSTANDING HIGHER EDUCATION
Highly trained talent is one of your greatest assets; in Richmond, you won't have to look far. In the City of Richmond, 43.7% of adults over 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher, which is 8.7 points higher than the national average. Virginia Commonwealth University is ranked as one of the Top 50 public research institutions in the country, the University of Richmond landed in the top 20 best liberal arts colleges in 2022, and the same year HBCU Virginia Union University was recognized as a Top 25 performer for social mobility by U.S. News & World Report.
Looking for skilled technical talent? Reynolds Community College, as part of the Community College Workforce Alliance, provides training for in-demand fields like advanced manufacturing, logistics, and skilled trades.
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS WITHIN 150 MILES
Greater Richmond Partnership
STATE WITH THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY
PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITY IN THE U.S., VCU
National Science Foundation
Here are just some of the higher learning institutions in Virginia.
Want to learn more about Richmond’s award-winning education system and vast talent pipeline? Reach out to Richmond Economic Development.
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