As early as 20 years ago, Weihai was the first in the country to joint running school, successively in 1984 and 1987 the establishment of Shandong University at Weihai and Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai), so far, two university students have more than a million people.

A total of 7 colleges, ordinary 8 vocational schools, 7 adult technical secondary school, occupation high school 16, 21 ordinary high schools, ordinary 90 junior high school, primary school 131, kindergarten 309; primary school enrollment rate of school-age children reach 100%, junior high school graduates reached 98.47%.

Weihai is the province took the lead in popularizing compulsory education for nine years, was named "advanced area" the balanced development of compulsory education, under the jurisdiction of the city are named "Shandong province education demonstration county (District)".