Universities Collaborating to Achieve Virginia's Goals for Higher Education
4-VA is a statewide initiative dedicated to fostering collaboration among Virginia universities with the goal of improving all Virginians’ access to higher education. Universities are also collaborating to find solutions to commonly held issues in higher education.
The 4-VA Collaborative advances initiatives to increase the number of college graduates, especially in fields important to the state’s economic development. The Collaborative is charged with increasing access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses for Virginia students.
Our mission is to promote inter-university collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner university in order to accomplish much more than any individual university could achieve alone.
"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."
— Diogenes Laertius
The five 4-VA universities, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, aim to realize the goals of the collaborative by focusing their efforts around four main initiatives.