Averett University

Founded in 1859 as a school for young women, Averett grew to become a fully accredited, co-educational, 4-year college that today enrolls almost 1800 students from 23 states and 14 countries. It offers more than 30 undergraduate majors, minors and special programs and 3 master's programs. Both traditional and adult students make up a diverse student body, including a large international enrollment. With its historic main campus in Danville, VA, the university also has 6 other campuses and learning centers throughout Virginia, as well as online courses and degree programs to serve our Graduate and Professional Studies students. Averett's network of more than 25,000 alumni spans all 50 states and almost 50 countries.Averett has significantly expanded in the health sciences, establishing its Health Sciences Innovative Practice Center, which provides current and future nurses some of the most sophisticated simulation technology opportunities in America. By practicing in this interactive learning environment, its nursing students gain critical experiential knowledge that will help them improve the quality of healthcare and help save lives. Students interested in related fields can explore Averett's Department of Biological Sciences, where students often move onto medical, dental or veterinary school upon graduation, and those who dream of a career in sports medicine and athletic training can learn from highly sought professors.Averett also is a leader in a wide range of other programs, including its nationally recognized aeronautics program, where freshmen pilots fly within their first semester, or its distinguished equestrian studies program, ranked among the best in the nation. Then there is the teacher education program, which consistently places nearly 100 percent of its graduates in teaching positions. Its popular business programs enroll nearly half of our graduate and professional students, and its budding Criminal Justice programs are growing quickly. The university is also committed to the arts, offering leading theatre and music education programs.Averett Athletics offers 13 Division III NCAA sponsored intercollegiate sports, and boasts a long history and tradition of success. The university owns state-of-the-art facilities, including a newly constructed stadium and indoor hitting facility, and has developed partnerships with leading brands to give its student-athletes the best equipment and training to succeed.Averett's mission as a university is to prepare its students to be catalysts for positive change, and a major component of this our commitment to community engagement, which is why we developed the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness, the regional hub for linking students and faculty with community partners to create distinct learning experiences and career opportunities. The Center's work strengthens the social and economic vitality of our region, and the win-win is the tremendous impact on our students, their learning and their career competitiveness. We are a community that concentrates on relationships and our singular motivation is our students and their success, and it doesn't stop when they graduate. Our relationships with our students are life-long - we want them to succeed every step of the way. This intense focus on students has led to overwhelming success for our students and graduates. More of our students are returning year after year and graduating, and almost 90% of our recent graduates are working or are in graduate school.

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Private, Coed 1859 N/A Semester $21.8 million + 420 W. Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 (800) 283-7388
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59 100.0 Virginia Danville 835