Education

Higher Education Attainment 2011-2015

  • Population Age 25+ High School Graduates: 87.8%
  • Population Age 25+ Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 30.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; latest data as of December 2016

Current Area Institutions Enrollment

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Institution Enrollment
Virginia Commonwealth University 31,218
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College 10,375
John Tyler Community College 10,021
Thomas Nelson Community College 8,897
College of William and Mary 8,617
Virginia State University 4,584
Southside Virginia Community College 3,958
University of Richmond 4,135
Richard Bland College 2,203
Virginia Union University 1,817
Paul D Camp Community College 1,480
Randolph-Macon College 1,446
All Virginia Institutions 520,879

Source: State Council for Higher Education for Virginia, fall 2016 enrollment; latest data as of April 2017

K-12 Public School Education

  • On-Time Graduation Rate: Greater than 88%
  • Gateway Region On-Time HS Grads Continuing Education: 62%
Locality Enrollment High School Graduates
Chesterfield 59,659 4,483
Colonial Heights 2,795 218
Dinwiddie 4,418 328
Hopewell 4,376 280
Petersburg 4,282 234
Prince George 6,455 423
Surry 837 64
Sussex 1,066 77
Gateway Region 83,888 5,889

Source: Virginia Department of Education, 2015-2016 enrollment and 2015-2016 graduates; latest data as of December 2016