Post-secondary education options abound in the Virginia Beach MSA, providing access to more than 191,000 existing or graduated students to part-time and full-time employment. There are more than 57,000 baccalaureate graduates and a graduate population of nearly 30,000 in Virginia Beach.
Each year more than 13,000 personnel exit the military, with many preferring to stay in the area and seek private sector employment. The education and training level of the exiting military personnel bring diverse and disciplined production as well as technical, managerial, computer and electronic skills to the labor force.
Development of successful students and a quality workforce begins before kindergarten with an innovative early childhood program called GrowSmart. Studies show the years between birth and five are critical to a child’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. GrowSmart partners with families, schools, and the community to provide these children with high-quality educational environments and experiences. For more information, visit www.VBParents.com
Colleges and Universities in the Virginia Beach MSA.
|Christopher Newport University
|The College of William and Mary
|Eastern Virginia Medical School
|Norfolk State University
|Old Dominion University
|Paul D. Camp Community College
|Thomas Nelson Community College
|Tidewater Community College
|Virginia Wesleyan University
Additionally, numerous private universities and technical schools are available throughout the City and region.
Source: Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Fall Headcount Enrollments 2010-2011
Last updated: Sept 2011