Public Colleges in Virginia

The 2023 Directory of Virginia Public Colleges and Costs

Virginia Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Virginia?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Virginia was $9,506 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $249 from the 2019-2020 average of $9,257 and represents a 2.69% annual increase. The list of Virginia public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Virginia and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 39 public colleges and universities in Virginia, the most popular being Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with 34,448 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,750. College of William and Mary is the most expensive public school in Virginia with an in-state tuition of $17,434.

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
Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Virginia

$9,100 58 17
College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

$17,434 86 94
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
George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

$9,510 67 58
Germanna Community College

Locust Grove, Virginia

$4,650 NA NA
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Richmond, Virginia

$3,794 NA NA
James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

$7,460 65 51
John Tyler Community College

Chester, Virginia

$4,650 NA NA
Longwood University

Farmville, Virginia

$8,670 43 10
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
Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Virginia

$5,752 24 8
Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia

$5,412 NA NA
Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia

$7,029 49 28
Patrick Henry Community College

Martinsville, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA