Chapra has gradually emerged as one of the good center of learning in Bihar (East India). Chapra has its own University (Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya) which is dedicated to its mission to provide education to all by offering high quality and International standard courses at different levels, especially to the deprived section of society at reasonable costs. University encourage, organize and regulate the standards of education offered through open and distance education mode. J. P. University has 21 constituent Colleges, 2 affiliated deficit Grant Colleges (including one minority college) and 10 affiliated Colleges.
To serve the need of higher education of the poor and underprivileged masses of Saran division government has established more than 1200 Primary school, 500+ Middle School and 100+ High schools. Apart from these, there are lots of convent, public schools, colleges and private institutions which provides quality education and help to stand up with international standard.