Today's students are tomorrow's workforce.  Charlotte County offers:

Charlotte County Workforce Statistics:

Labor Force (2019)   Unemployment Rate - Seasonally Adjusted
(For May 2022)
Charlotte County:        5,297
Surrounding Area*:     95,888
Total:                      101,185
  Charlotte County:          2.9%
Virginia:                       3.0%
United States:               3.6%

*Includes Counties of Buckingham, Appomattox, Campbell, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, Prince Edward, & Nottoway   For additional information on assets in our community, please see our local profile or view the South Central Virginia Regional profile at Virginia's Economic Development Partnership.

Charlotte County Public Schools:
Focus on basic academic skills, problem solving, decision making, communication and technology
Were the first school system in Region 8 to meet full accreditation under Virginia Standards of Learning
  Has a proven record of outstanding performance 

Southside Virginia Community College:

Offers seven convenient locations.  The John H. Daniel campus in Keysville, Virginia, provides Charlotte County residents the opportunity to obtain quality education close to home. 

Has provided dual-enrollment courses for over twenty-five years, allowing Charlotte County's high school students to take courses from college faculty, earning both high school & college credits.

Offers advanced education opportunities through their TELETECHNET partnership with Old Dominion University, allowing students to earn a bachelor's or master's degree locally from a fully-accredited university.

Additional Educational Opportunities

Hampden-Sydney College
Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College is a private, four-year, independent liberal arts college for men located in neighboring Prince Edward County.  Hampden-Sydney enrolls approximately 1,100 students and boasts a student/faculty ratio of eleven to one.

Longwood University
Founded in 1839, Longwood University is a coeducational, comprehensive state institution located in Farmville, Virginia (Prince Edward County.)  The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.  Longwood's undergraduate enrollment is approximately 4,350 and the university was recently recognized as one of the nation's best college buys in the national publication "America's 100 Best College Buys".

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC)
Located in neighboring Halifax County, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center provides vital educational access and workforce training to the area.  Through partnerships with fully-accredited universities the SVHEC provides students with the opportunity to earn a bachelor's or master's degree locally.  In addition, the 100,000 square foot SVHEC facility houses high-tech classrooms and labs for advanced machining and simulation technology training focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Healthcare (STEM-H).

Charlotte Adult Learning Center
The Charlotte Adult Learning Center was founded in 1986 to help improve literacy in Charlotte County and surrounding areas. Since then, the organization has grown to include classes in preGED® and GED®, English as a Second Language, basic computer literacy, writing, money management, health literacy, and public speaking.