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