Virginia Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Virginia?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Virginia was $15,283 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $1,341 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Virginia in the middle of the pack as the 15th most expensive and 38th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $341 from the 2015-2016 average of $14,942 and represents a 2.28% annual increase. The list of Virginia colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 95 colleges and universities in Virginia, the most popular being Liberty University with 36,555 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $20,455. University of Richmond is the most expensive in Virginia with an in-state tuition of $49,420.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Virginia colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Virginia or cheap Virginia colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore Virginia Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Advanced Technology Institute
Virginia Beach, 606 Students
$13,200 - -
Averett University
Danville, 828 Students
$31,980 37 38
Averett University Non Traditional Programs
Danville, 156 Students
$10,200 - -
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Chesapeake
Chesapeake, 153 Students
$16,520 - -
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Manassas
Manassas, 132 Students
$16,520 - -
Bethel College
Hampton, 29 Students
$8,000 - -
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, 1,303 Students
$4,133 - -
Bluefield College
Bluefield, 815 Students
$23,600 18 -
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Richmond, 237 Students
$4,871 - -
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, 1,876 Students
$31,890 69 72
Bryant & Stratton College Hampton
Hampton, 140 Students
$16,880 - -
Bryant and Stratton College Richmond
North Chesterfield, 285 Students
$16,783 - -
Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, 273 Students
$17,033 - -
Central Virginia Community College
Lynchburg, 1,357 Students
$4,133 - -
Centura College Chesapeake
Chesapeake, 167 Students
$16,500 - -
Centura College Newport News
Newport News, 128 Students
$15,750 - -
Centura College Norfolk
Norfolk, 117 Students
$16,200 - -
Centura College Richmond Main
Richmond, 91 Students
$16,200 - -
Centura College Richmond Westend
Richmond, 106 Students
$14,880 - -
Centura College Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, 88 Students
$15,750 - -