Knowledge Workers for the New Economy

Nothing sets Lynchburg apart from other mid-size East Coast metros quite like the educational environment in our city and our region.  The Lynchburg metro area boasts six colleges and universities, multiple technical institutes, workforce improvement agencies and an award-winning public school system.  The educational attainment of our workforce is increasing year to year, enrollments and graduations at our five area colleges and universities are expanding, and every year the quality of instruction in our public school system is recognized.  Whether it is obtaining a second master’s degree or updating technical skills, our workforce, our citizens and our city are committed to educational excellence.


Higher Education Institutions & Enrollment (Fall 2016)
Institution Enrollment
Liberty University 110,000
Central Virginia Community College 5,461
Lynchburg College 2,800
Virginia University of Lynchburg 553
Randolph College


Sweet Briar College (Amherst County)




Public School Graduates Continuing Education (2012-2013 Academic Year)


Advanced Programs in Public School System (2012-2013 Academic Year)
Governor’s School for Science and Technology
Three (3) Schools for Innovation:
    T.C. Miller Elementary: Math, Science and the Arts
    Dearington Elementary: Science, Economics and Foreign Languages
    Dunbar Middle: Drama, Communications and Foreign Languages
Gifted Opportunity Center at Payne Elementary
Career and Vocational Technical Training Program from building trades to Nuclear Engineering
Advanced Placement Programs Offered


Dual-Enrollment College Credit Programs Offered


Students Enrolled in 1 or more Advanced Placement Courses


Students Taking 1 or more Advanced Placement Exams


Students Taking 1 or more Dual-Enrollment College Courses 124



Public School Enrollment (Fall 2013)
Level                 Facilities       Enrollment
Elementary 11 4,375
Middle 3 1,838
High School 2 2,370


Student Teacher Ratio (FY 2013)
Elementary 10:1
Secondary 11:1


Per Pupil Expenditure (FY 2013)



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