Operational for more than 50 years, Southwest Virginia Community College is one of the leading educational institutions in the United States. Located in Richlands, Va., the college offers bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral degrees. It enrolls more than 5,000 students annually, and offers over 40 intercollegiate, intramural and recreation sports for men and women. The college s curriculum includes liberal arts education, vocational and instrumental music, professional studies and teacher education, and elementary and secondary education. It also offers majors in reading and instructional technology, media management, English and creative writing, mathematics, business management, economics, world history, natural sciences, early childhood education, mass communication, agricultural and industrial arts, and foreign languages and literature. Southwest Virginia Community College s library houses more than 1 million items, including bound volumes, microforms, nonbook materials, federal and state documents, and periodicals and journals.