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Education
Public Schools
Stafford County citizens enjoy exceptional educational opportunities through Stafford County Public Schools.  All public education students receive instruction in state accredited classrooms. Despite continued growth, the locality's longstanding commitment to education is evidenced by its investment in the public K - 12 educational facilities and their professional staff.


Private Schools
In addition to the public schools, there are several area private institutions available with campuses located within Stafford.

Higher Education - Undergraduate & Graduate
Several educational institutions are located within or immediately adjacent to Stafford County, Virginia. These institutions offer a variety of post-secondary education certificates, as well as associate, bachelor, and master degrees. 

Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. Germanna provides high-quality, accessible, and affordable educational and training opportunities that meet the changing needs of the Stafford County community and the surrounding area.

Germanna Community College is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate degree as well as a variety of certificates. Among the more than 40 programs of study are: Automotive, business administration, dental hygiene, education, engineering, fire science, history and humanities, information systems technology, life sciences, nursing, health technologies, police science, and veterinary technology. Associate degrees are available in Arts & Science (AA&S), Applied Science (AAS), and Science (AS).

GCC - Stafford Center
2761 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Suite 107
Stafford, VA 22554
(540) 288-8830 ph 

University of Mary Washington (UMW)
The University of Mary Washington (UMW) is a nationally known liberal arts institution located on 176 acres in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, just three miles south of Stafford County. With approximately 4,000 undergraduate students and 200 full-time faculty members, UMW offers over 40 undergraduate majors and programs of study and confers more than 900 undergraduate degrees each year.

UMW is ranked #5 among public Southern institutions by U.S. News and World Report, and #2 nationally in Peace Corps alumni. The undergraduate campus is located in the picturesque, culturally lively, historic city of Fredericksburg. The sleek high-tech graduate and professional campus is located in the growing technology corridor of Stafford County. 

University of Mary Washington (UMW)
Undergraduate Campus
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 654-1000

UMW College of Graduate & Professional Studies
Stafford Campus
121 University Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(540) 654-1000 

Marine Corps University (MCU)
Marine Corps University (MCU) is located aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, in the northern portion of Stafford County. MCU develops the professional competence of its Marine, joint military service, international and civilian students. The university focuses on the development of leadership, warfighting, and staff operations skills of the nation's military forces through resident and nonresident learning programs. MCU programs are available for active duty military.

The colleges and schools available through MCU include:

Marine Corps War College (MCWAR)
School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW)
Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC)
Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS)
Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME)
School of MAGTF Logistics (SOML)
MCU is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Masters Degrees in the following:

Master of Strategic Studies (at MCWAR)
Master of Operational Studies (at SAW)
Master of Military Studies (at CSC)
The curricula for the CSC and MCWAR have been accredited by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff via the Process for the Accreditation of Joint Education.

Marine Corps University
2076 South Street
Quantico, VA 22134-5068
(703) 784-6836

Other Nearby Educational Institutions 

George Mason University
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-1000

Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)
15200 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 323-3000