There are multiple choices for students to earn a college education in Alexandria, thanks to Virginia Commonwealth University, Northern Virginia Community College and Virginia Theological University. Here is some background:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Go, Rams! Alexandria houses one of the satellite campuses of Richmond-based Virginia Commonwealth University, with the local campus focused on graduate social work studies. Also in Alexandria is a campus of George Washington University that also concentrates on graduate education. The main GWU campus is about eight miles away in Washington, D.C.
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College, or NOVA, has a campus in Alexandria that accommodates more than 17,000 students and offers 13 languages as well as an honors program. Academic divisions include liberal arts, social and professional sciences, and mathematics, science and engineering. Several cultural attractions are on campus, including The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center.
Virginia Theological University
Francis Scott Key was one of the founders of Virginia Theological University, an Episcopal seminary in Alexandria that debuted in 1818. Today, VTU invites students from around the world and all denominations to conduct scientific research in theology as well as history, philosophy, law, the Old Testament, New Testament and the Quran. VTU was also the first theology-based university in the U.S. to offer online classes.