Community Colleges in Virginia

The 2023 Directory of Virginia Community Colleges and Costs

Virginia Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Virginia?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Virginia was $8,464 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $789 from the 2019-2020 average of $7,675 and represents a 10.28% annual increase. 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 13,939 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,412. Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary is the most expensive community school in Virginia with an in-state tuition of $6,000.

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 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Virginia Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Blue Ridge Community College

Weyers Cave, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Central Virginia Community College

Lynchburg, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Dabney S Lancaster Community College

Clifton Forge, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Danville Community College

Danville, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Eastern Shore Community College

Melfa, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Germanna Community College

Locust Grove, Virginia

$4,650 NA NA
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Richmond, Virginia

$3,794 NA NA
John Tyler Community College

Chester, Virginia

$4,650 NA NA
Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Mountain Empire Community College

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
New River Community College

Dublin, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia

$5,412 NA NA
Patrick Henry Community College

Martinsville, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Paul D Camp Community College

Franklin, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, Virginia

$4,650 NA NA
Rappahannock Community College

Glenns, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary

Petersburg, Virginia

$6,000 NA NA
Southside Virginia Community College

Alberta, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Southwest Virginia Community College

Richlands, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton, Virginia

$4,680 NA NA