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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond offers 138 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,342 students graduated with students earning 1,011 Bachelor's degrees, 158 Doctoral degrees, 89 Master's degrees, 84 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University offers 274 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 8,404 students graduated with students earning 5,521 Bachelor's degrees, 1,650 Master's degrees, 828 Doctoral degrees, and 405 Certificates degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
3 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY

Eastern Kentucky University offers 210 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 4,078 students graduated with students earning 2,874 Bachelor's degrees, 825 Master's degrees, 207 Associate's degrees, 156 Certificates degrees, and 16 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
4 Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA

Randolph-Macon College offers 74 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 364 students graduated with students earning 364 Bachelor's degrees.

5 Virginia State University Petersburg, VA

Virginia State University offers 57 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,006 students graduated with students earning 817 Bachelor's degrees, 160 Master's degrees, 20 Doctoral degrees, 6 Certificates degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Indiana University-East Richmond, IN

Indiana University-East offers 38 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 819 students graduated with students earning 732 Bachelor's degrees, 45 Master's degrees, and 42 Certificates degrees.

7 Earlham College Richmond, IN

Earlham College offers 82 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 248 students graduated with students earning 225 Bachelor's degrees, and 23 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Virginia Union University Richmond, VA

Virginia Union University offers 23 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 333 students graduated with students earning 210 Bachelor's degrees, 120 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

9 South University, Richmond Glen Allen, VA

South University, Richmond offers 30 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 130 students graduated with students earning 88 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Master's degrees, 20 Associate's degrees.

10 ITT Technical Institute-Richmond Richmond, VA

ITT Technical Institute-Richmond offers 21 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 191 students graduated with students earning 158 Associate's degrees, and 33 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Richmond

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College offers 86 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,873 students graduated with students earning 1,052 Associate's degrees, and 821 Certificates degrees.

2 John Tyler Community College Chester, VA

John Tyler Community College offers 62 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,533 students graduated with students earning 776 Associate's degrees, and 757 Certificates degrees.

3 Centura College-Richmond Main Richmond, VA

Centura College-Richmond Main offers 10 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 227 students graduated with students earning 171 Certificates degrees, and 56 Associate's degrees.

4 Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools Colonial Heights, VA

Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools offers 3 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 62 students graduated with students earning 62 Associate's degrees.

5 Fortis College-Richmond Richmond, VA

Fortis College-Richmond offers 20 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 380 students graduated with students earning 336 Certificates degrees, and 44 Associate's degrees.

6 Chester Career College CHESTER, VA

Chester Career College offers 11 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 108 students graduated with students earning 81 Certificates degrees, and 27 Associate's degrees.

7 Centura College-Richmond Westend Richmond, VA

Centura College-Richmond Westend offers 0 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Richmond University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
5/5
9 : 1 4,181
Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
3/5
14 : 1 30,918
Eastern Kentucky University Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
3/5
20 : 1 16,844
Randolph-Macon College Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA
5/5
12 : 1 1,418
Virginia State University Virginia State University Petersburg, VA
3/5
14 : 1 4,696
Indiana University-East Indiana University-East Richmond, IN
2/5
29 : 1 4,716
Earlham College Earlham College Richmond, IN
5/5
9 : 1 1,067
Virginia Union University Virginia Union University Richmond, VA
4/5
20 : 1 1,922
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA
2/5
36 : 1 10,889
John Tyler Community College John Tyler Community College Chester, VA
2/5
46 : 1 10,035
Centura College-Richmond Main Centura College-Richmond Main Richmond, VA
4/5
13 : 1 148
Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools Colonial Heights, VA 8 : 1 113
Fortis College-Richmond Fortis College-Richmond Richmond, VA
3/5
15 : 1 419
South University, Richmond South University, Richmond Glen Allen, VA
4/5
20 : 1 732
ITT Technical Institute-Richmond ITT Technical Institute-Richmond Richmond, VA
4/5
23 : 1 483
Chester Career College Chester Career College CHESTER, VA 16 : 1 154
Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics Richmond, VA 7 : 1 14
University Logo Empire Beauty School-Midlothian Midlothian, VA 17 : 1 99
University Logo Empire Beauty School-Richmond Richmond, VA 18 : 1 86
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond North Chesterfield, VA
4/5
17 : 1 488
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing Richmond, VA 13 : 1 500
Union Presbyterian Seminary Union Presbyterian Seminary Richmond, VA 8 : 1 184
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Henrico, VA 10 : 1 70
University Logo PJ's College of Cosmetology-Richmond Richmond, IN 13 : 1 38
Bethany Theological Seminary Bethany Theological Seminary Richmond, IN 6 : 1 53

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