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Virginia is Second in Nation With Most Top 50 Best Colleges
"Virginia is second only to California as the state with the most colleges in the top 50 on Money magazine's 2019 Best Colleges in America list. The University of Virginia was ranked 10th in the annual list, the highest for any Virginia university. Money points out that U.Va. has the highest graduation rate of any public university in the country," reports Virginia Business.
UVa Expands Financial Aid to Include DACA Students
Since 2014, the University of Virginia has admitted in-state students who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children. Those students previously have been required to pay the full cost of tuition out-of-pocket. Beginning this fall ... in-state undergraduate students with DACA status will be eligible for financial aid. The money will come from private funding," reports The Daily Progress.
Photo Caption: The Rotunda at UVA. (Photo Credit: The Daily Progress File)
"With the absorption of Roanoke’s private Jefferson College of Health Sciences, the creation of the Appalachian Community Outreach Institute in Abingdon, the birth of a multidisciplinary entrepreneurial lab and a re-established Small Business Development Center on campus, as well as growing partnerships with businesses and regional business organizations, Radford [University] is casting a much larger shadow than the former teachers’ college once did," reports Virginia Business.
Photo Caption: Radford University Carilion is the university’s Roanoke health sciences campus. (Photo Credit: Don Petersen)
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