1M Professionals in Corporate Headquarters Occupations

Ranked No. 2 for Education and No. 3 for Workforce by CNBC, Virginia has the best schools in the South (No. 4 in the U.S.) according to WalletHub, as well as one of the best higher education systems in the world (No. 1 in the U.S. according to SmartAsset). Virginia is home to almost a million professionals in corporate headquarters occupations (e.g., finance, accounting, computer science, data science, HR, and marketing).

No. 1 Graduation Rate

No. 1 postsecondary education graduation rate in the U.S.

371,857 full-time students

371,857 full-time student enrollment in Virginia colleges and universities


40% of Virginians aged 25 years and older have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher