Bedford County Schools prides itself on preparing students for employment after graduation. High School students are offered an internship course in which they can work several hours per week at a local industry and hundreds of students tour local industries annually to learn about careers.
- Bedford County’s on-time high school graduation rate for the Class of 2012 was 89.1%, exceeding the state rate of 88%. *Source: Virginia Department of Education
- Thirty-two percent of Bedford County residents have a post secondary degree, with 24% of them having a bachelor’s degree or higher.
|Bedford County||Virginia||United States|
|8th Grade or Less||2,264 4%||283,115||12,784,424|
|Some High School||4,553 8%||478,399||20,503,405|
|High School Grad/GED||20,067 34%||1,624,572||67,676,791|
|Some College||13,404 22%||1,446,589||57,067,855|
|Associate’s Degree||4,508 8%||425,110||18,086,174|
|Bachelor’s Degree||9,694 16%||1,230,312||40,974,057|
|Graduate or Professional Degree||4,989 8%||834,750||23,236,720|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2010-2014.