Best colleges in Richmond

Up and Coming Richness

For Entrepreneurs, Art Lovers, and History Buffs

Named one of the top 10 "up and coming" cities for entrepreneurs by Forbes, Richmond is thriving with lots of startups and investors. Richmond houses 16 post-secondary schools, 7 of which offer 4-year programs. Management, business, science, and art keep 38% of Richmond's work force busy. Education, health services, financial activities and information fields have also seen an increase in employment over the past year, all higher than the national average. With an unemployment rate of only 5.7%, River City is a great place to turn that graduation cap into a paycheck.

With rich history and an up-to-date culture, the former capital of the Confederate has much to offer outside of the classroom. and the best part – most of the entertainment is free. From touring the Virginia State Capitol to paying your respects at the Hollywood Cemetery to walking around Maymont park, Richmond provides just enough cultural experiences to never have a dull evening. If you're a history buff, then you're well aware of Richmond's presence in the Civil War and will find plenty to do behind the walls of the Museum of the Confederacy or on The Richmond Slave Trail. If you're not, that's fine too. Enjoy award-winning craft breweries, and sip local ale in one of their 85 world-class restaurants serving craft beer. or stop by the Richmond International Raceway for the Sprint Cup Series or the Nationwide Series. I have no doubt you'll enjoy college life in the cultural mecca that is Richmond. National Center for Education Statistics U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics www.forbes.com

*National Center for Education Statistics *U.S. Census *Bureau of Labor Statistics *www.forbes.com

Best Four Year Universities in Richmond

University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond offers 85 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,125 students graduated with students earning 825 Bachelor's degrees, 122 Doctoral degrees, 115 Master's degrees, and 63 Certificates.

Earlham College
Richmond, IN

Earlham College offers 39 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 216 students graduated with students earning 194 Bachelor's degrees, 21 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Randolph-Macon College offers 40 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 332 students graduated with students earning 332 Bachelor's degrees.

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Virginia Commonwealth University offers 256 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 7,513 students graduated with students earning 5,023 Bachelor's degrees, 1,388 Master's degrees, 780 Doctoral degrees, and 322 Certificates.

Virginia Union University offers 28 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 374 students graduated with students earning 252 Bachelor's degrees, 116 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA

Virginia State University offers 52 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 824 students graduated with students earning 672 Bachelor's degrees, 113 Master's degrees, 20 Certificates, and 19 Doctoral degrees.

Eastern Kentucky University offers 213 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 3,955 students graduated with students earning 2,690 Bachelor's degrees, 862 Master's degrees, 202 Associate's degrees, 167 Certificates, and 34 Doctoral degrees.

Indiana University-East offers 59 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 842 students graduated with students earning 742 Bachelor's degrees, 66 Certificates, and 34 Master's degrees.

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 148 students graduated with students earning 148 Bachelor's degrees.

South University-Richmond
Glen Allen, VA

South University-Richmond offers 19 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 180 students graduated with students earning 74 Master's degrees, 61 Bachelor's degrees, 42 Associate's degrees, 2 Certificates, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Best Community Colleges in Richmond

Centura College-Richmond Main offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 72 students graduated with students earning 50 Certificates, and 22 Associate's degrees.

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Fortis College-Richmond offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 202 students graduated with students earning 174 Certificates, and 28 Associate's degrees.

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Southside College of Health Sciences offers 3 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 74 students graduated with students earning 74 Associate's degrees.

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Chester Career College offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 79 students graduated with students earning 54 Certificates, and 25 Associate's degrees.

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John Tyler Community College offers 73 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,821 students graduated with students earning 969 Associate's degrees, and 852 Certificates.

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J Sargeant Reynolds Community College offers 80 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,380 students graduated with students earning 913 Associate's degrees, and 467 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Richmond

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Richmond Logo University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
5/5
9 : 1 3,914
Earlham College Logo Earlham College Richmond, IN
5/5
8 : 1 998
Randolph-Macon College Logo Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA
5/5
14 : 1 1,543
Virginia Commonwealth University Logo Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
3/5
23 : 1 29,757
Virginia Union University Logo Virginia Union University Richmond, VA
4/5
20 : 1 1,451
Virginia State University Logo Virginia State University Petersburg, VA
3/5
17 : 1 4,365
Eastern Kentucky University Logo Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
3/5
26 : 1 14,980
Indiana University-East Logo Indiana University-East Richmond, IN
2/5
37 : 1 3,766
Centura College-Richmond Main Logo Centura College-Richmond Main Richmond, VA
4/5
11 : 1 112
Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing Logo Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing Henrico, VA     96
Fortis College-Richmond Logo Fortis College-Richmond Richmond, VA
3/5
30 : 1 513
Southside College of Health Sciences Logo Southside College of Health Sciences Colonial Heights, VA
4/5
10 : 1 112
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Richmond Logo PJ's College of Cosmetology-Richmond Richmond, IN     74
Chester Career College Logo Chester Career College CHESTER, VA   109 : 1 218
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing Logo Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing Richmond, VA
3/5
15 : 1 448
Empire Beauty School-Midlothian Logo Empire Beauty School-Midlothian Midlothian, VA     81
Empire Beauty School-Richmond Logo Empire Beauty School-Richmond Richmond, VA     86
South University-Richmond Logo South University-Richmond Glen Allen, VA
4/5
28 : 1 444
John Tyler Community College Logo John Tyler Community College Chester, VA
2/5
89 : 1 10,152
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Logo J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA
2/5
75 : 1 8,711