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Leading Places of Origin for International Students:India, China, South Korea
Top Colleges in Virginia: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, University of Virginia - Main Campus, George Mason University
State Accrediting Body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Public Universities & Colleges
Private Universities & College
# of 2 and 4yr Public: 39
# of 2 and 4yr Private: 79
Total Universities & Colleges: 110
Total Fall Ugrad Enrolment: 387,593
Public and Private University & College Tuition
Total 4 yr: $7,005.00
Total 2 yr: $2,556.00
Total 4 yr:$21,454.00
Average Debt. 4 yr Grad: $18,039.00
Total Bachelors Degrees Awarded: 38775
Total Certificates Awarded: 26549
Virginia State Facts
Land Area:43,000 square miles, 35th largest
Largest City:Virginia Beach
Capital City: Richmond
Citizens Known As:Virginian
Climate:26.2°F to 88.4°F
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Largest Cities in Virginia:Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake
States That Border Virginia:Virginia is bordered by West Virginia and Maryland on the north and by North Carolina and Tennessee on the south. On the east, Virginia is bordered by Maryland and the Atlantic Ocean. On the west, Virginia is bordered by West Virginia and Kentucky.
Virginia's Nickname:The Old Dominion, The Mother of Presidents
Origin of Virginia's Nickname:The Old Dominion nickname originated in Colonial days when King Charles II of England elevated Virginia (the oldest settlement) to a dominion.
Virginia Economy/Agriculture:Cattle, poultry, dairy products, tobacco, hogs, soybeans.
Economy Industry:Transportation equipment, textiles, food processing, printing, electric equipment, chemicals.
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