The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (Higher Ed) provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs, professional development courses, as well as 95,000 square feet of high-tech conference facilities. LEARN MORE
 
  About the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

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The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (Higher Ed) was established in 1991 to strengthen the economy of southwest Virginia through education and training of the current and future workforce. Through a unique partnership with ten colleges and universities, the Higher Ed provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs and professional development courses primarily for adult learners. The Higher Ed promotes regional economic development through its conference facility, business support services, and technology applications.

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Fast Facts

  • The Higher Education Center was established as a State Agency in 1991, by the Virginia General Assembly.
  • Initial partnering educational institutions included the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clinch Valley College, and Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • The Higher Education Center is governed by an appointed Board of Trustees.
  • Construction on the 100,000 square foot education and conference complex began in 1995.
  • The Higher Education Center opened in January 1998.
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  • Participating Academic Institutions

    Courses for Older Adults

    Special Projects

    Conference Services

  • A versatile high tech conference environment accommodating 1 to 1500
  • Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Board of Trustees Meeting Archive

     
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    One Partnership Circle • PO Box 1987 • Abingdon, VA 24210
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