Training & Degree Programs

University of Mary Washington

Founded in 1908 and named for the mother of our country’s founding father, the University of Mary Washington is a public liberal arts University that has steadily expanded their footprint and undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2010, the University added two new colleges, the College of Business and College of Education. In Addition, the University recently launched a new department of Continuing and Professional Studies, which focuses on career advancement and customizable training at organizational and personal levels.

Accreditation and National Rankings

The University of Mary Washington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2018: “Best Buy School”
  • U.S. News & World Report, 2018: “America’s Best Colleges,” seventh among public Southern universities in the “Top Public Regional Universities – South” category
  • Forbes, 2017: “America’s Top Colleges,” 276th of 660 undergraduate institutions
  • The Princeton Review, 2018: “The Best 382 Colleges”
  • Washington Monthly 2017:  21st in the Top Master’s Universities
  • Money Magazine, 2017: 314th among 711 schools listed as Best Colleges
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine: among the 2018 top 100 “Best Value Public Colleges” and top 300 “Best College Values”
  •   No. 3 English program nationwide
  • College Factual/USA Today: Top 15 percent of the nation’s English programs; Top 15 percent of universities in the Southeast region; No. 1 geography program in the Southeast
  • LendEDU’s “Student Loan Debt 2017:” 35th among public colleges, 82nd among colleges overall
  • The 2017 Student Loan Report: 5th among Virginia colleges and universities
  • The 2017 Student Loan Report: first in Virginia, 44th overall, in student debt repayment success
  • Peace Corps: “Top Producing Colleges and Universities” for more than a decade; in 2017, ranked fourth among small colleges and universities with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates
  • The Princeton Review: “2017 Guide to 353 Green Colleges”

Student Body

  • Over 4,000 undergraduate students
  • Students from 34 states and several foreign countries
  • About 56 percent live on campus in one of 17 residence halls or campus apartments
  • 327 enrolled in professional studies and graduate programs

Degrees and Programs

  • More than 60 majors and programs of study
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Master of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis


Germanna Community College

Germanna Community College is one of the twenty-three community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. It is a two year public institution of higher education established in 1970. As a comprehensive community college, Germanna provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

Germanna Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award an Associate degree. Curricula of the College are approved by the College Board and by the State Board for Community Colleges. Its two-year associate degree programs are also approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Student Body

Total: 9,530
Full Time Students: 4,303


College Transfer Degrees: 1,308
Career Technical Degrees: 182
Career Studies Degrees: 295
Certificates: 48
Total Awards: 1,833


Degree Programs and Workforce Training

Associate Degree Types

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Education K-8
  • General Studies
  • General Studies – Administration of Justice
  • General Studies Health and Physical Education Specialization
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Asphalt Technology
  • Carpentry
  • CNC Machinist
  • Combination Welding
  • Desktop Special, Database Specialist
  • Electrical, Masonry, and Plumbing, HVAC
  • Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing Technician
  • Technical and Network Support Specialist

Training and Certifications

  • 3D Printing
  • Commercial Equipment Repair
  • Computer Numerical Controls
  • Drone Building, UAV Piloting Certification
  • Fiber Optic Cable Technician
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Mechatronics
  • OSHA
  • PMP and Scrum Certification
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Programmable Logic Controls
  • Small Engine Repair