Best Colleges in Richmond

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

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public

Best Community Colleges in Richmond

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public