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Roanoke Area Education

Excellence in academics and a balance of cultural and athletic opportunities are available in the Valley's public schools. Secular and parochial private schools are also available for preschool students through high school. Adult and continuing education programs are offered by all public systems. To register school-age child, newcomers should call:

  • » Roanoke City (540) 981-2381
  • » Roanoke County & Vinton (540) 562-3700
  • » Salem City (540) 389-0130
  • » Botetourt County (540) 992-8263

A wealth of colleges and universities in and around the Valley contribute to the excellent educational and cultural offerings. Graduate programs as well as undergraduate and certificate programs are available in the region.  Roanoke is home to two nationally acclaimed four-year colleges, Roanoke College, a coed liberal arts school, and Hollins University, women's liberal arts school. Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke is part of the state's community college system. National Business College is an accredited business school. Virginia College offers computer and business courses on a versatile schedule. A technical school, the Electronic Computer Programming Institute (ECPI), and a medical associate school, the College of Health Sciences, are in Roanoke. Seven other four-year universities and colleges are within sixty miles of Roanoke, including Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) at Blacksburg. The Roanoke Valley Graduate Center offers graduate degrees from Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Radford University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University and University of North Carolina/Greensboro.

*Information provided by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce