By The Numbers

Virginia’s Top- Performing Higher Education System

BY THE NUMBERS


#1
Virginia higher education system’s national ranking by “SmartAsset” based on graduation rates and return on investment
$21
generated in the Virginia economy by every $1 of higher education investment
167,000
jobs the public higher education system supports
93%
percentage of Virginians who say we should be proud of our top-performing higher education system
87%
percentage of Virginians who believe higher education is a good investment because it leads to higher incomes and a stronger economy
$36 BILLION
the Virginia higher education system annual contribution to Virginia’s economic output
88%
percentage of Virginians who say our colleges and universities are “a valuable public asset of the Commonwealth, are well run, and are a sound place to invest public dollars”
#37
Virginia’s national ranking for state support of higher education

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