Loudoun has a highly educated, high-earning population – and it’s easy to see why. Not only does Loudoun boast a strong public educational system but several colleges and universities have campuses in the county. Plus, prestigious universities including the University of Virginia, George Mason University, James Madison University and Virginia Tech are located just a short drive away.
Explore local universities and colleges below, or visit our workforce training page to learn more about our workforce programs.
Loudoun County Public Schools
Loudoun’s k-12 institutions serve over 78,000 students while offering a chance to thrive in a well-run and welcoming environment. LCPS test scores are higher than the nation’s average, and 97.5% of graduates go on to attend colleges, with many choosing one of the well-regarded schools close to home.
George Washington University – Virginia Science & Technology Campus
With a Top 5 business degree and a Top 50 overall university ranking, according to U.S. News and World Report, it’s no wonder George Washington University attracts and graduates top talent. The Loudoun-based Virginia Research Campus conducts innovative research in engineering, physics and chemistry while offering 20 academic degree programs.
George Mason University – Loudoun Campus
As Virginia’s largest public research university, George Mason University offers a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of its diverse students. George Mason’s Loudoun location offers course work in nursing, education, information technology, and management, along with undergraduate general education courses.
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the #2 degree-granting community college in the nation. NOVA offers associate degree programs designed to transfer, technical degrees that lead to employment, workforce development, and contract training. NOVA has guaranteed admissions agreements with every university in Virginia.
Shenandoah University U.S.
Shenandoah University is a private, nationally recognized university that blends the best of professional studies and the liberal arts. Shenandoah promotes a close-knit community rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge, and provides more than 90 programs in seven different schools.
Patrick Henry College
This Liberal Arts college believes in on-campus and off-campus educational experiences while training its students for leadership positions in their careers.
Divine Mercy University
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences is a Catholic graduate school of psychology offering master’s and doctoral degrees. DMU’s campus in Sterling is scheduled to open in mid-2019.
Strayer University – Loudoun Campus
This continuing education-focused university has been providing educational opportunities for adults and career professionals since 1892.