Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing students to be leaders and problem-solvers. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 34,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $521 million. The university fulfills its role as a land-grant by fostering a collaborative environment that integrates technology into all disciplines, so that the Virginia Tech community can serve as a force for positive change around the commonwealth, the country, and the world.

Through experiential learning, future-focused research, and an inclusive, spirited culture, Virginia Tech strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).


At a Glance

  • Located in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Nine colleges and graduate school
  • 110 bachelor's degree programs
  • 170 master's and doctoral degree programs
  • 34,440 students on and off the main campus
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Main campus includes 213 buildings, 2,600 acres, and an airport
  • Facilities across the state and around the globe, including a strong presence in Northern Virginia and the nation's capital
  • Ranked 43rd in university research in the United States
  • Has adjacent corporate research center

Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic is a healthcare organization with more than 500 physicians in a multi-specialty group practice and eight not-for-profit hospitals. Carilion Clinic specializes in patient-centered care, medical education, and clinical research, with a goal of providing the best possible health outcome and healthcare experience for each patient.

The core of the Carilion Clinic is an integrated, multi-specialty physician group which through its physician leadership has accountability for all aspects of Carilion’s clinical outcomes, operations, and educational programs. As part of the multi-specialty physician group, 67 primary care physician practices stretch from far southwest Virginia through the Shenandoah Valley. Overall, Carilion provides services for the metropolitan Roanoke population of 250,000 and has a referral area of one million people, including a network of hospitals in Virginia, anchored by Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital which includes a new children's hospital, an advanced heart treatment center and floors designed for women’s care.



Among its services, Carilion provides a regional cancer center; cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery programs, Level I Trauma Center; Level III neonatal intensive care unit, neuro-trauma, medical, cardiac, and cardiac surgery intensive care units, neonatal intensive care, perinatology; pediatric intensive care, and numerous ambulatory departments.

Graduate Medical Education

Carilion has been involved in graduate medical education for more than 60 years. Carilion Clinic’s Department of Graduate Medical Education currently supports residency training in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, general surgery, neurological surgery, and a transitional year. Carilion Clinic also sponsors fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric medicine, and geriatric psychiatry.

In addition, Carilion Clinic is actively engaged in the planning and development of new residency programs in emergency medicine and pediatrics, as well as fellowship programs in pulmonary and critical care, infectious diseases, and cardiology.

In addition to medical students, Carilion also educates nursing, physician assistant and allied health students from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS), Virginia Western Community College, and Radford University.