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Higher Education

Southside Virginia Community College

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) has two main campuses local to Mecklenburg County: Alberta (Brunswick County) and Keysville (Charlotte County). In addition, SVCC offers a wide variety of classes through its satellite locations, including South Hill and Chase City. SVCC offers Associates Degrees in university parallel, technical, vocational and community service programs. SVCC partners with 4-year colleges such as Old Dominion University for easy transfer into 4-year programs. For more on SVCC’s workforce training programs, see the Trained Workforce section.

Longwood University

Longwood University, located in nearby Farmville, Virginia, offers over 100 undergraduate, graduate, and minor programs and has been recognized by USA Today and U.S. News and World Report for its level of education. Many classes can also be taken at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, Virginia.

St. Paul’s College

St. Paul’s College is located minutes from Mecklenburg County, in Lawrenceville, Virginia. St. Paul’s College provides Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science degrees in many subjects including Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Computer Science.

Other Institutions

Area Two Year Colleges

50 Mile Radius
Halifax Community College Weldon, NC
Louisburg College Louisburg, NC
Piedmont Community College Roxboro, NC
Southside Va. Community College Alberta, NC
Vance-Granville Community College Henderson, NC
100 Mile Radius
31 Additional Two Year Colleges...

Area Four Year Colleges

50 Mile Radius
Halifax Community College Weldon, NC
Louisburg College Louisburg, NC
Piedmont Community College Roxboro, NC

100 Mile Radius
Averett University Danville, VA   NC State University Raleigh, NC
Barton College Wilson, NC   NC Westleyan College Rocky Mount, NC
Bennett College Greensboro, NC   Peach College Raleigh, NC
Campbell University Blues Creek, NC   Randolph College Lynchburg, VA
Chowan University Murfreesboro, NC   Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA   Shaw University Raleigh, NC
Duke University Durham, NC   Southern Virginia University Buena Vista , VA
East Carolina University Greensville, NC   St. Augustines's College Raleigh, NC
Elon University Elon, NC   Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar , VA
Ferrum College Ferrum, VA   University of NC at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill , NC
Greensboro College Greensboro, NC   University of NC at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
Guilford College Greensboro, NC   University of Richmond Richmond, VA
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA   Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
Lynchburg College Lynchburg, VA   Virginia State University Petersburg, VA
Meredith College Raleigh, NC   Virginia Union University Richmond, VA
NC Agricultural & Technical State University Greensboro, NC   Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg, VA
NC Central University Durham, NC      

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