Community & Economic Impact
Virginia’s private colleges play a substantial role in the Commonwealth’s higher education system.
- This year, 135,000 students are enrolled at private colleges.
- Virginia's private colleges have over 23,000 employees sector wide; many of our colleges are among the largest employers in their region.
- There are approximately 200,000 private college alumni living in Virginia.
- Virginia’s private colleges and employees pay over $26 million in taxes and other fees to Virginia each year.
Additional information about the role of Virginia's private colleges and universities may be found in the 2016 briefing book: Generating Value for the Commonwealth (please click on the image below to view the publication).