VA University Enrollment Up by 7% in 2021

Jul 20, 2015

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Universities and colleges in Virginia expect enrollment to increase by more than 7 percent in 2021.

A preliminary state report says public and private institutions expect to enroll about 475,000 undergraduate students in 2021. Undergraduate enrollment last year totaled about 442,300 undergraduates.

Institutions also expect to award more than 75,200 associate and bachelor's degrees in 2021. That's an increase of almost 7 percent.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will discuss the report on Tuesday at its regular meeting.

Higher education council director Peter Blake says the enrollment and degree projections serve as benchmarks to ensure Virginia stays on track.

The Virginia Plan for Higher Education's target is to award an additional 1.5 million degrees and workforce credentials by 2030.

Conference

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Nearly 400 Virginia school board members, superintendents and others are expected to attend an annual education conference in Richmond.

The Virginia School Boards Association 30th annual Conference on Education will be held Tuesday at the Richmond Marriott.

Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe will address the conference and present awards to the winners of the association's Food For Thought competition.

The association says nearly 50 mini-workshops will be held on personnel, school law, curriculum and instruction, and other topics.