Higher Education

Hampshire sits within the Potomac Highlands in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia with access to various higher education institutions ranging from universities to colleges and technical colleges.

Universities near Hampshire County:

Colleges and Technical Institutes near Hampshire County:


West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind

Hampshire County is home to  The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind (WVSDB), providing a welcoming, accessible, and diverse atmosphere that is boosted by its proximity to regional colleges and universities.


Dr. Martin Keller, Superintendent – 2017

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf & Blind

“This has been a wonderful year, one that has given birth to many new initiatives and achievements” – Dr. Martin Keller

WVSDB provides an expansive campus sitting in Hampshire County in the city of Romney, the county seat. Students have the ability to live on campus and engage in a personalized curriculum that focuses on both core studies such English, writing, mathematics, and history, as well as career and technical studies. Allowing students to design, build, cook, and practice a wide variety of hands-on activities gives the state school an advantage in educational and practical programming for its students.

Students also have the opportunity to receive vocational instruction in radio broadcasting technology. The WVSDB campus is home to the regional-wide radio station, 104.1 FM Classic Country, which is run by the students from the West Virginia Schools for the Blind.


Primary and Secondary Education 

The county is home to six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, all of which comprise the Hampshire County Schools system. There are also Head Start programs in the county for Pre-K children to be ready to begin their school career. For more information on the K-12 schools in Hampshire County, visit the Hampshire County Board of Education.