higher education

Higher Education, Research and Workforce

Higher education opportunities in the MPA region include the Rappahannock Community College (RCC) in Glenns, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, as well as public and private universities that are within commuting distance. RCC is the preferred training partner for numerous existing businesses in the Middle Peninsula for in-demand occupations.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences conducts research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educates students and citizens, and is the Commonwealth's designated entity for advisory services to policymakers and industry.

Virginia Sea Grant College (VASG) is a long-standing, seven-university partnership that enables integration, collaboration, and leveraging of the collective coastal and marine capacity to address pressing societal problems in Virginia and the world through scientific research, education, and public outreach.

Higher Education Facilities

Facility Fall 2018 Enrollment Website
Primary Partners    
Rappahannock Community College - Glenns Campus 1,819 Website
SeaGrant College N/A Website
Virginia Institute of Marine Science N/A Website
Serving Region    
Christopher Newport University 4,957 Website
College of William and Mary 8,817 Website
Hampton University 4,321 Website
Norfolk State University 5,204 Website
Old Dominion University 24,176 Website
Randolph-Macon College 1,488 Website
Rappahannock Community College - Warsaw Campus 1,739 Website
Rappahannock Community College - Kilmarnock Center N/A Website
Rappahannock Community College - New Kent Site N/A Website
University of Mary Washington 4,727 Website
University of Richmond 4,002 Website
Virginia Commonwealth University 31,076 Website
Virginia Union University 1,560 Website


Workforce Development Facilities

  Type Website
Fredericksburg Workforce Center Comprehensive Center Website
Middle Peninsula Job Assistance Center Satellite Center Website
New Horizons Regional Education Center Career and Technical Center Website
Peninsula Worklink One-Stop Center Comprehensive Center Website
Rappahannock Community College - New Kent/Bridging Communities Career and Technical Center Website
Warsaw Workforce Center Satellite Center Website