The city of Wagga Wagga should also be called the Education Capital of southern NSW.
It trains doctors, dentists, veterinarians, school teachers, pharmacists, winemakers, accountants, musicians, scientists, agricultural specialists, pilots, hospitality workers and a whole host of tradespeople.
The city boasts:
- The Wagga Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University;
- Three campuses of the TAFE NSW - Riverina Institute;
- Eight secondary schools (private and public);
- Twenty-four primary schools (private and public);
- Twenty-five early childhood and preschool facilities;
- Two specialist education facilities for children with learning and intellectual disabilities;
- The Riverina Music Conservatorium;
- Wagga Wagga campus of the University of NSW's Rural Clinical School;
- Regional Express (Rex) Australian Airline Pilot Academy.
This is in addition to defence force training facilities at Kapooka (Army) and Forest Hill (RAAF, Army and Navy).
In 2009, Meghan Batcheldor from Wagga Christian College was awarded second place in the National Electrotechnology School Student Awards for her homemade solar cell.