Earlier this week, the 2014 U.S. News “Best Colleges” Rankings were announced! Among the “Top Public Schools,” the University of Virginia ranks No. 2, the College of William and Mary No. 6., and Virginia Tech No. 25. Washington and Lee is ranked No. 16 and the University of Richmond No. 25 among national liberal arts colleges.
Also making the U.S News rankings in the other top 100 lists are Averett University, Bluefield Colleges, Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, George Mason University, Hampden-Sydney College, James Madison University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Radford University, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, University of Mary Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia State University and Virginia Union University.
It is quite impressive that Virginia’s college age students don’t have to travel far to attend top-quality universities. I’ve been working hard to get our children into these great schools. Many schools have already added more in-state slots students and in 2012, we saw the lowest average yearly tuition increase in a decade!
To view the entire list of “Best Colleges,” visit www.usnews.com/education.