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In 2019, the region’s concentration of 39 colleges and universities within a 2.5 hour drive graduated over 67,000 students in a wide variety of degrees and courses of study.

Locally, Blue Ridge Community College, Mary Baldwin University, and James Madison University offer credit and noncredit programs as well as collaborative workforce development solutions, including specialized training, apprenticeship, bootcamps, and more.

The award-winning “InDemand” Jobs Campaign markets high-demand, high-growth and high-wage occupations and accompanying educational opportunities for occupations requiring more than high school but less than a 4-year degree.

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