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2021 Best General Education Schools in Virginia

9 Colleges
$50,533 Avg Salary
$30,912 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

General Education is the #38 most popular major in Virginia with 999 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Best General Education Schools in Virginia ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 9 schools in Virginia to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in Virginia

The colleges and universities below are the best for education majors pursuing a .

Top Virginia Schools in Education

#1

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our analysis found James Madison University to be the best school for general education students who want to pursue a degree in Virginia. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Virginia - Main Campus. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best General Education Schools in Virginia list. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means George Mason University is a great place for general education students. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

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#4

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Shenandoah University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best General Education Schools in Virginia list. Shenandoah is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Winchester.

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#5

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Mary Washington. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best General Education Schools in Virginia list. UMW is a small public school located in the suburb of Fredericksburg.

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#6

Longwood University

Farmville, VA

Longwood University ranked #6 on this year’s Best General Education Schools in Virginia list. Longwood is a small public school located in the town of Farmville.

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With a ranking of #7, Virginia Commonwealth University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general education students. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Richmond.

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#8

Radford University

Radford, VA

With a ranking of #8, Radford University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general education students. Radford is a large public school located in the suburb of Radford.

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#9

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Schools in Virginia ranking. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lynchburg.

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Best General Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 116
Florida 683
North Carolina 241
Tennessee 745
South Carolina 238
Kentucky 135
Louisiana 136
Alabama 83
Arkansas 124
Mississippi 265
West Virginia 394

General Education is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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