There are 21 institutions of higher learning within a 60-mile radius of the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge. With a higher concentration of undergraduates per capita than Boston-Cambridge or Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, the colleges and universities as well as other area schools have a profound impact on the everyday life, culture and vibrancy of the region.
Education is an extremely valuable part of Virginia's Blue Ridge.
It's one of the many reasons the region is attractive to potential businesses and families because people know their children will receive a quality education, and there are many local options to continue their education with our fantastic institutions of higher learning in the area.
From kindergarten through graduate school, the teaching and training provided in Virginia's Blue Ridge will prepare students to become influencers and decision makers in industries throughout the world.
From sports to campus events to community service, students and faculty at our schools make an indelible mark on the cultural and intellectual fabric of the Roanoke Valley.