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Sterling, Virginia Colleges

An education through one of the schools in Sterling, Va., or nearby could lead to a job there or in the Washington D.C. suburbs.

Sterling, Virginia Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Sterling, Virginia. Each degree from a Sterling, Virginia Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Virginia, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Sterling, Va., Colleges and Universities

The Washington D.C. suburb of Sterling, Va., boasts a median household income well above the rest of the state, as well as a short commute - 30 miles - to the government jobs of D.C. or to the technology hub in Fairfax, Va., approximately 17 miles away. Education can be key to having the skills needed to fill one of the jobs located in Sterling or nearby.

Sterling Colleges

Sterling is home to the Loudoun Campus of George Mason University, a public college offering 77 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate programs. The school even offers programs that allow students to personalize courses through the help of a faculty member. With about 20,000 undergrads, tuition at George Mason is about $9,000 per year for in-state students and about $26,500 if you're out-of-state. Northern Virginia Community College's Loudoun Campus is also located in Sterling. About 11,000 students study each year on that 93-acre campus, which offers programs such as veterinary technology, music recording technology, and communication design. An education at Northern Virginia Community College costs about $138 per credit for in-state students and $332 per credit for out-of-state students.

Sterling Economy

The town of Sterling occupies about 5.5 square acres of Virginia, but the median household income is about $83,000 - about $20,000 more than median household income for the state. The average commute time for Sterling residents is about half an hour, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and 80 percent of residents own their homes. The city is home to about 28,000 residents, but also has other interesting details: the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office is headquartered there and the city was once the former headquarters for AOL.

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