The Beckley-Raleigh County area has become a center for higher education with access to a variety of colleges and universities. Community members are thrilled that Beckley became the new home of WVU Tech – the campus is located along the same street as City Hall and adjacent to downtown.
New River Community & Technical College has a relatively new campus off of I-64 and is beside the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center where Concord University and Bluefield State classes are offered. The University of Charleston, Valley College and Appalachian Bible College offer specialized training here.
With three hospitals (Raleigh General Hospital, BARH and Veterans) and several clinics, the community is also a health care center for the area.