College Costs in Virginia

The 2022 Directory of Virginia Colleges and Prices

Virginia Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Virginia?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Virginia was $15,815 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is $894 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Virginia in the middle of the pack as the 20th most expensive and 33rd most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of ($117) from the 2019-2020 average of $15,932 and represents a -0.73% annual decline. 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 52,970 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $20,534. University of Richmond is the most expensive in Virginia with an in-state tuition of $56,860.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore Virginia Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia

Arlington, Virginia

$18,846 NA NA
Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Virginia

$9,100 NA NA
College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

$17,434 88 95
Dabney S Lancaster Community College

Clifton Forge, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Danville Community College

Danville, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
DeVry University Virginia

Arlington, Virginia

$15,835 NA NA
Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

$38,850 70 90
Eastern Shore Community College

Melfa, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Emory and Henry College

Emory, Virginia

$34,500 49 81
Ferrum College

Ferrum, Virginia

$36,480 22 2
Fortis College Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia

$15,350 NA NA
Fortis College Richmond

Richmond, Virginia

$13,376 NA NA
George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

$9,510 68 60
Germanna Community College

Locust Grove, Virginia

$3,930 NA NA
Hampden Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, Virginia

$45,690 72 73
Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia

$26,198 NA NA
Hollins University

Roanoke, Virginia

$39,360 58 91
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Richmond, Virginia

$4,743 NA NA
James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

$7,250 66 52
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, Virginia

$7,922 NA NA