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Higher Education

Discover diverse higher education opportunities surrounding Bristol. From Emory & Henry College's rich liberal arts tradition to UVA Wise's personalized learning approach, and Virginia Highlands Community College's accessible education options, find the perfect fit for your academic journey at these institutions. Additionally, the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center offers a range of programs and resources to support regional development and innovation.

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Increase in Excellence

Emory & Henry College, located in Emory, Virginia, offers a personalized liberal arts education with small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. 

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A Partnership of

Top-Ranked Universities with a Space for You.

The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is the first multi-college and university institution of higher education in Va. The Higher Education Center partners with public and private colleges and universities to provide degree programs, certificates, and professional development courses.


High Ridges. Deep Roots.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public, four-year residential liberal arts college offering 33 majors, 39 minors, and 24 teaching licensures. UVA Wise located in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia. 

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You're Gonna Love

Where You Go.

From dual enrollment courses that offer college and high school credit, to short-term skills training, to two-year technical degrees and transfer pathways that lead to bachelor’s degrees available at area colleges – VHCC provides the education, resources, and connections so every student can succeed.

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