education

Education

Nationally recognized public school systems, private schools, as well as regional Governor’s Schools and STEM Academies serve students in grades K-12 in the Middle Peninsula region. Higher education opportunities, research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, and workforce development are provided by Rappahannock Community College in Glenns, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, and several colleges and universities that are within commuting distance.

Educational Attainment Population 25+ High School Graduate or Higher High School Graduate or Higher (%) Bachelor's Degree or Higher Bachelor's Degree or Higher (%)
Essex 6,410 82.6% 1,467 18.9%
Gloucester 24,066 89.8% 6,110 22.9%
King & Queen 4,428 85.5% 979 18.9%
King William 10,132 89.6% 2,149 19.0%
Mathews 6,359 91.4% 1,871 26.9%
Middlesex 7,286 88.1% 1,828 22.1%
Regional 58,680 88.5% 14,403 21.7%