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Virginia 4th-graders score four points above the national average on reading

Fourth-graders in Virginia on average scored 224 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is four points above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Virginia 4th-graders score seven points above the national average on math

Fourth-graders in Virginia on average scored 247 on a standardized math test administered last year, which is seven points above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

University of Virginia sports programs took in $105.5 million in 2018

University of Virginia grossed $105.5 million in 2018, making it the 34th-highest-grossing college athletics program in the United States that year, according to a Virginia Business Daily analysis of the latest federal data.

Virginia Commonwealth University chief executive received $778,967 in 2018 in total pay

Michael Rao, chief executive at the Virginia Commonwealth University, earned $778,967 in total compensation last year, the 44th highest pay among executives at nearly 250 U.S. public universities and systems ranked in a Chronicle of Higher Education study.

VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: UMW Takes First Place as a ‘Great Value College’

The University of Mary Washington topped the list of America’s 50 Most Underrated Colleges.

4-year colleges in Virginia now charge $13,627 in tuition and fees

Virginia four-year public universities now charge students annual in-state tuition and fees averaging $13,627, the ninth highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Averett University and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Collaborate for Innovative Program in Applied Healthcare Data Analytics

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Nov. 22, 2019) – Averett University, in collaboration with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), today announced the development of an exclusive Master of Science in applied healthcare data analytics program. Averett will begin offering the online program in January 2020.

13 percent of Shenandoah University students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 13 percent of Shenandoah University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

28.9 percent of Hampden-Sydney College students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 28.9 percent of Hampden-Sydney College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

28.5 percent of Bluefield College students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 28.5 percent of Bluefield College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

2 percent of Old Dominion University students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 2 percent of Old Dominion University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

45.7 percent of Randolph College students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 45.7 percent of Randolph College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

0.4 percent of New River Community College students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 0.4 percent of New River Community College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Which Virginia schools receive the most state student aid?

Virginia Commonwealth University, Old Dominion University and George Mason University reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Virginia schools.

8.6 percent of Virginia State University students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 8.6 percent of Virginia State University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

27.8 percent of Washington and Lee University students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 27.8 percent of Washington and Lee University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

7.1 percent of Norfolk State University students played sports on university teams in 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, 7.1 percent of Norfolk State University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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