Higher Education

Emory and Henry College VA

The Washington County region offers several options for higher education, from vocational training programs and community colleges to private liberal arts colleges and a world-renowned technical university.

Virginia Highlands Community College

Virginia Highlands Community College – Abingdon, VA

Offers programs in a number of specializations, including:

– Engineering
– Electrical Technology
– Machining
– Computer Numerical Control Machine Operations
– Welding
– Information Systems Technology
– Business Administration

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center – Abingdon, VA

Established in 1992 as the first multi-college and university institution of higher education in the Commonwealth

Partners with public and private colleges and universities to provide degree programs, certificates, and professional development courses

Offers a variety of learning options and schedules, including day, evening, and online classes

Partners include:

– Radford University
– University of Virginia – School of Continuing and Professional Studies and WISE
– King University
– Emory & Henry College
– Old Dominion University
– Virginia Commonwealth University – School of Allied Health Professions
– Virginia Tech

Emory and Henry College

Emory and Henry College – Emory, VA

Private liberal arts college

Enrollment: 1,012 students

Offers undergraduate degrees in a number of fields including:

– Business Administration
– Pre-Engineering
– Chemistry

East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, TN (1 hour away)

Enrollment = 14,865

Washington County residents may be eligible for in-state classification

Offers a wide variety of undergraduate degrees including programs in:

– Chemistry
– Computer Science
– Construction Engineering Technology
– Electronics Engineering Technology
– Industrial Technology
– Manufacturing Technology
– Product Development

Also offers graduate programs, including certificates in:

– Business Administration
– Entrepreneurial Leadership
– Emerging Technologies

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA (2 hours away)

Enrollment = 30,598

Offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a number of fields, including:

– Aerospace Engineering
– Business Administration
– Business Information Technology
– Chemical Engineering
– Electrical Engineering
– Industrial and Systems Engineering
– Materials Science and Engineering

King University

King University – Bristol, TN

Presbyterian, doctoral-level comprehensive university

Offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields including:

– Business
– Biochemistry
– Chemistry
– Information Technology

Also offers a graduate program in Business Administration

Contact Us

  • Whitney Bonham
    Whitney BonhamDirector of Economic Development and Community Relations
    wbonham@washcova.com
    Tel. 276-525-1300