Fredericksburg, VA Colleges

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located 49 miles (79 km) south of Washington, D.C., and 58 miles (93 km) north of Richmond. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,286. The city had grown to 25,691 in 2011, a gain of 5.8%, making it the fastest-growing locality in Virginia. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes. Fredericksburg is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Fall Line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War, the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Tourism is a major part of the economy, with approximately 1.5 million people visiting the Fredericksburg area annually, including the battlefield park, the downtown visitor center, events, museums and historic sites.

Fredericksburg is home to several major commercial centers including Central Park (as of 2004, the second-largest mall on the East Coast) and Spotsylvania Towne Centre, located in Spotsylvania County adjacent to the city line. Major employers include the University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO. Many Fredericksburg-area residents commute to work by car, bus, and rail to Washington DC, Fairfax, Prince William County, and Arlington, as well as Richmond. This has led to Fredericksburg becoming more culturally synonymous with the rest of Northern Virginia.

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Schools in and around Fredericksburg, VA

Name
University of Mary Washington
Four or more years; Public; $16,190 average out-state tuition; $4,462 average in-state tuition
Career Training Solutions
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Germanna Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,643 average out-state tuition; $3,345 average in-state tuition
College of Southern Maryland
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,736 average out-state tuition; $4,440 average in-state tuition
Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
ITT Technical Institute-Springfield
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Regency Beauty Institute-Manassas
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Fredericksburg, VA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship $2,500 March 15, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016