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Roanoke, Virginia
Harrisonburg, Virginia
USA
EDUCATION COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Harrisonburg spends 2.0% less per student than Roanoke.
The Student Teacher Ratio is 25.5% lower in Harrisonburg than in Roanoke. (lower means fewer students in each classroom).
Harrisonburg had 0.6% more residents who had graduated High School compared to Roanoke
EDUCATION
 Roanoke, VAHarrisonburg, VAUnited States
 Expend. per Student$12,452$12,210$12,383
 Educ. Expend. per Student$11,526$11,516$10,574
 Instr. Expend. per Student$6,619$7,294$6,428
 Pupil/Teacher Ratio14.611.316.8
 Students per Librarian232299.4538.1
 Students per Counselor337.5359.3403.2
 Grade School Educ.6.56%7.99%5.83%
 Some High School Educ.10.17%8.22%7.84%
 High School Educ.83.27%83.79%86.33%
 Some College Educ.21.12%15.62%21.16%
 2 yr College Grad.7.81%5.42%7.93%
 4 yr College Grad.24.09%35.65%29.28%
 Masters Grad.6.29%10.52%7.77%
 Professional Degree1.78%2.07%1.96%
 Doctorate Degree0.92%2.77%1.29%
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 SCHOOLS
Roanoke Schools
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Harrisonburg Schools
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