Higher Education

Southside Virginia Community College

higher educationSouthside 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 

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.


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