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Virginia Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend community college in Virginia?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Virginia was $8,174 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of ($321) from the 2015-2016 average of $8,495 and represents a -3.78% annual decline. The list of Virginia community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 24 community colleges and universities in Virginia, the most popular being Northern Virginia Community College with 17,581 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,045. Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary is the most expensive community school in Virginia with an in-state tuition of $5,610.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Virginia Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, 1,303 Students
$4,253 - -
Central Virginia Community College
Lynchburg, 1,357 Students
$4,253 - -
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, 474 Students
$4,253 - -
Danville Community College
Danville, 1,190 Students
$4,253 - -
Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa, 168 Students
$4,253 - -
Germanna Community College
Locust Grove, 2,142 Students
$4,283 - -
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richmond, 2,851 Students
$4,376 - -
John Tyler Community College
Chester, 2,402 Students
$4,283 - -
Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, 1,935 Students
$4,253 - -
Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, 1,110 Students
$4,253 - -
New River Community College
Dublin, 1,744 Students
$4,253 - -
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, 17,581 Students
$5,045 - -
Patrick Henry Community College
Martinsville, 1,214 Students
$4,253 - -
Paul D Camp Community College
Franklin, 337 Students
$4,253 - -
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, 1,226 Students
$4,283 - -
Rappahannock Community College
Glenns, 793 Students
$4,253 - -
Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary
Petersburg, 970 Students
$5,610 - -
Southside Virginia Community College
Alberta, 1,265 Students
$4,253 - -
Southwest Virginia Community College
Richlands, 1,159 Students
$4,253 - -
Thomas Nelson Community College
Hampton, 2,664 Students
$4,313 - -