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Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Virginia are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Virginia? Leading the colleges list is Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing in Richmond with an in state tuition of $4,871.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Virginia's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$4,871
In State Tuition
1) Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Richmond, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$5,172
In State Tuition
2) Virginia State University
Petersburg, Public Not For Profit
23 36
$5,210
In State Tuition
3) The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, Public Not For Profit
27 59
$5,318
In State Tuition
4) Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Public Not For Profit
17 32
$5,772
In State Tuition
5) University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit
58 71
$5,896
In State Tuition
6) James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit
67 78
$6,330
In State Tuition
7) Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Public Not For Profit
40 64
$6,991
In State Tuition
8) Radford University
Radford, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$7,200
In State Tuition
9) Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$7,350
In State Tuition
10) Longwood University
Farmville, Public Not For Profit
42 62
$7,836
In State Tuition
11) Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Public Not For Profit
72 71
$8,000
In State Tuition
12) Bethel College
Hampton, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$8,204
In State Tuition
13) George Mason University
Fairfax, Public Not For Profit
69 75
$8,461
In State Tuition
14) Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Public Not For Profit
77 78
$9,360
In State Tuition
15) University of Management and Technology (The)
Arlington, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,462
In State Tuition
16) University of Phoenix Richmond Campus
Richmond, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
In State Tuition
17) University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus
Reston, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,200
In State Tuition
18) Averett University Non Traditional Programs
Danville, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,787
In State Tuition
19) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit
72 74
$10,846
In State Tuition
20) Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Public Not For Profit
53 63