Virginia Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Virginia?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Virginia was $9,093 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $1,221 from the 2015-2016 average of $7,872 and represents a 15.51% 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 31,972 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,420. 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.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Virginia Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, 1,191 Students
$4,620 - -
Central Virginia Community College
Lynchburg, 1,328 Students
$4,620 - -
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, 4,869 Students
$9,032 67 66
College of William and Mary  Best Value
Williamsburg, 7,986 Students
$17,434 93 81
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, 405 Students
$4,620 - -
Danville Community College
Danville, 987 Students
$4,620 - -
Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa, 144 Students
$4,620 - -
George Mason University
Fairfax, 25,710 Students
$9,060 63 70
Germanna Community College
Locust Grove, 2,199 Students
$4,650 - -
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richmond, 2,453 Students
$4,743 - -
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, 19,914 Students
$7,250 71 77
John Tyler Community College
Chester, 2,431 Students
$4,650 - -
Longwood University
Farmville, 3,929 Students
$7,940 36 50
Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, 1,967 Students
$4,620 - -
Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, 944 Students
$4,620 - -
New River Community College
Dublin, 1,653 Students
$4,620 - -
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, 4,507 Students
$5,752 14 1
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, 16,709 Students
$5,412 - -
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, 16,605 Students
$7,029 39 61
Patrick Henry Community College
Martinsville, 1,183 Students
$4,620 - -