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The City of Harrisonburg public school system offers 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.  In 2016, Harrisonburg High School was awarded a Silver Medal and rated as #1 in the region in U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools rankings.  Other education options include Massanutten Technical Center, Massanutten Regional Governor’s School and many area private schools.

The colleges in Harrisonburg bring energy, innovation and creativity to the city, creating an atmosphere that ranked Harrisonburg #5 on Travel and Leisure’s Best College Towns in America list.

James Madison University

Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public, co-educational school located in Harrisonburg, VA that offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level.  JMU was rated the #2 Public University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University is a private liberal arts Christian university with undergraduate and graduate programs, and a focus on peace, service, sustainability, community, and study abroad cross-cultural opportunities.

Bridgewater College

Founded in 1880, Bridgewater College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college.  BC is consistently named a “Best College in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review.

Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) offers a comprehensive program of instruction including associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in occupational/technical and college/university transfer programs. BRCC also provides non-credit workforce training and special interest classes for individuals, business, and industry.