• New SCHEV Director

    New SCHEV Director

    SCHEV welcomes Scott Fleming as its new agency director, effective May 25.

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  • Internship Awards

    Internship Awards

    V-TOP recognizes the 2024 Top Virginia Employers for Interns.

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  • Workforce Credential

    Workforce Credential

    Workforce Credential Grant program saw a 9% increase in student enrollments in 2023

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  • Latest Insight

    Latest Insight

    Virginia’s attainment rate flattened in 2022, but national ranking rose.

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  • Operating a school?

    Operating a school?

    Certification is required to offer or confer degrees, diplomas and certificates. For more information, visit the Private Postsecondary site.

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The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s coordinating agency for higher education. As an entity of the Commonwealth of Virginia government, SCHEV exists to serve the public interest and to assist the state’s system of higher education. SCHEV makes higher education public policy recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly in such areas as capital and operating budget planning, enrollment projections, institutional technology needs, and student financial aid. It administers a variety of educational programs that benefit students, faculty, parents, and taxpayers. SCHEV serves as a catalyst to promote greater access, quality, affordability, and accountability throughout the system.

SCHEV values honesty, quality, diversity, inclusion, growth-orientation, personal well-being, equity, transparency and accountability. Through these values, we create a welcoming work environment that represents the best of who we are as an agency and as individuals.


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