Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in Virginia but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Virginia for international students.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 methodology for the list below is solely a ranking on published out of 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 net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Virginia are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Virginia? Leading our colleges list is Virginia University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg with an out of state tuition of $7,200.

Another affordable option for Virginia students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Virginia community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectivness. An average score is 50. College which are "not ranked" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Virginia's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
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1 Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Private
$7,200
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2 Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Richmond, Private
$7,768
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3 Bethel College
Hampton, Private
$8,000
4 Averett University Non Traditional Programs
Danville, Private
$9,000
5 University of Management and Technology (The)
Arlington, Private
$9,360
6 University of Phoenix Richmond Campus
Richmond, Private
$9,462
7 University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus
Reston, Private
$9,480
8 National College Salem
Salem, Private
$11,412
9 Saint Pauls College
Lawrenceville, Private
$12,380
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10 Potomac College Herndon
Herndon, Private
$12,984
11 Argosy University Washington D.C.
Arlington, Private
$13,464
12 Virginia State University
Petersburg, Public
$13,590
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13 Virginia Union University
Richmond, Private
$13,614
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14 ECPI University
Virginia Beach, Private
$14,190
15 Skyline College Roanoke
Roanoke, Private
$14,190
16 Westwood College Arlington Ballston
Arlington, Private
$14,394
17 Westwood College Annandale
Annandale, Private
$14,394
18 Stratford University
Falls Church, Private
$14,985
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19 Centura College Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Private
$15,000
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20 Strayer University Virginia
Arlington, Private
$15,300
21 Regent University
Virginia Beach, Private
$15,300
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22 Sanford Brown College Tysons Corner
McLean, Private
$15,703
23 DeVry University Virginia
Arlington, Private
$15,835
24 Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Public
$16,024
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25 South University Richmond
Glen Allen, Private
$16,185
26 South University Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Private
$16,185
27 Bryant and Stratton College Richmond
North Chesterfield, Private
$16,530
28 Bryant & Stratton College Hampton
Hampton, Private
$16,530
29 Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Private
$16,530
30 Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia
Arlington, Private
$16,680
31 Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Public
$17,280
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32 The Art Institute of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Private
$17,496
33 The Art Institute of Washington Northern Virginia
Sterling, Private
$17,496
34 The Art Institute of Washington
Arlington, Private
$17,496
35 ITT Technical Institute Chantilly
Chantilly, Private
$17,748
36 ITT Technical Institute Salem
Salem, Private
$17,748
37 ITT Technical Institute Richmond
Richmond, Private
$17,748
38 ITT Technical Institute Norfolk
Norfolk, Private
$17,748
39 ITT Technical Institute Springfield
Springfield, Private
$17,748
40 Radford University
Radford, Public
$17,751
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41 University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Public
$17,766
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42 Hampton University
Hampton, Private
$18,618
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43 Longwood University
Farmville, Public
$18,630
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44 Southern Virginia University
Buena Vista, Private
$18,900
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45 James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Public
$19,026
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46 The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, Public
$19,100
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47 Liberty University
Lynchburg, Private
$19,486
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48 Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Public
$20,639
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49 Bluefield College
Bluefield, Private
$22,390
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50 Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke, Private
$22,400
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