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 6,488 82.1% 1,320 16.7%
Gloucester 23,694 89.8% 5,963 22.6%
King & Queen 4,532 85.5% 1,018 19.2%
King William 9,931 88.3% 2,092 18.6%
Mathews 6,203 91.5% 1,803 26.6%
Middlesex 7,347 88.6% 1,940 23.4%
Regional 58,195 88.3% 14,136 21.4%