In the decades after World War II, Virginia experienced rapid population growth driven by a number of factors, including the nationwide baby boom; the growth of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; and the southward migration of Americans after the end of segregation and the invention of air conditioning.

For decades, growing numbers of scholarly studies have criticized mass media coverage of election campaigns as generally unhelpful to voters.

Millennials, one of six living generations today, are the largest generational cohort in American history. Typically characterized as those born between 1980 and 1997, millennials reached an important milestone by the end of 2015: for the first time, all 80 million were of voting age. By every measure they stand to have an enormous impact on the nation.

New study examines the economic contribution of Virginia's dairy industry.

Fauquier County study shows comparative fiscal effects of residential, commercial/industrial, and agriculture/open space land uses.

Virginia Institute of Government, Training Opportunities for Local Governments, Course Descriptions 2015–2016

Few issues in education policy have garnered as much attention from state and federal lawmakers as has college completion.  Especially because of the high cost of attending college, the question of the time it takes students to complete two-year and four-year programs has become crucial. A high percentage of students in four-year colleges fail to graduate even after six years.