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Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Virginia these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Virginia list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Virginia tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Virginia are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Virginia? Leading the colleges list is University of Management and Technology (The) in Arlington with an in state total cost of $16,125.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Virginia's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$16,125
In State Total Cost
1) University of Management and Technology (The)
Arlington, Private For Profit
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$16,452
In State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Richmond Campus
Richmond, Private For Profit
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$16,470
In State Total Cost
3) University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus
Reston, Private For Profit
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$17,616
In State Total Cost
4) Bethel College
Hampton, Private Not For Profit
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$17,671
In State Total Cost
5) Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Richmond, Private Not For Profit
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$20,000
In State Total Cost
6) Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
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$20,349
In State Total Cost
7) Radford University
Radford, Public Not For Profit
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$20,906
In State Total Cost
8) Virginia State University
Petersburg, Public Not For Profit
13 -
$21,739
In State Total Cost
9) The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, Public Not For Profit
29 62
$21,859
In State Total Cost
10) Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Public Not For Profit
15 22
$21,932
In State Total Cost
11) Stratford University
Falls Church, Private For Profit
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$21,958
In State Total Cost
12) James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit
67 78
$22,523
In State Total Cost
13) Bryant & Stratton College Hampton
Hampton, Private For Profit
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$22,588
In State Total Cost
14) Bryant and Stratton College Richmond
North Chesterfield, Private For Profit
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$22,618
In State Total Cost
15) Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Public Not For Profit
40 63
$22,924
In State Total Cost
16) Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Private For Profit
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$23,185
In State Total Cost
17) Skyline College Roanoke
Roanoke, Private For Profit
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$23,300
In State Total Cost
18) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit
73 74
$23,410
In State Total Cost
19) Southern Virginia University
Buena Vista, Private Not For Profit
56 61
$23,616
In State Total Cost
20) National College Salem
Salem, Private For Profit
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