Southwest Virginia Center - University of Virginia's College at Wise
A public, four-year residential college located in the lush mountains of Southwestern Virginia, The University of Virginia's College at Wise is recognized as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The only branch campus of the University of Virginia, UVa-Wise was founded in 1954 and currently enrolls 2,000 students.
UVa-Wise offers 30 majors, 32 minors, seven pre-professional programs and 24 teaching licensures. For several consecutive years, students at UVa-Wise have graduated with the lowest debt load of any public liberal arts college in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. UVa-Wise has also been selected for inclusion in "Colleges of Distinction," which recognizes institutions for engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.
UVa-Wise offers professional development programs at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia. To remain relevant in a constantly evolving workplace, it is critical that employees constantly seek learning and development opportunities. Whether it's honing skills, earning certifications, or developing leadership capacity, The University of Virginia's College at Wise Office of Economic Development has assembled a group of courses designed to help professionals get to the next level of their careers.
UVa-Wise works with your company to identify the core competencies for your business and develops a training solution to meet your needs. If you are interested in a particular program, please do not hesitate to contact us with your ideas or requests.
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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.