Public Colleges in Virginia

The 2022 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 $9,400 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of $143 from the 2019-2020 average of $9,257 and represents a 1.54% 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 34,051 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.

<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
Paul D Camp Community College

Franklin, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, Virginia

$4,650 NA NA
Radford University

Radford, Virginia

$7,922 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
The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, Virginia

$5,693 46 74
Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton, Virginia

$4,680 NA NA
Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia

$4,680 NA NA
University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia

$8,678 64 41
University of Virginia Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia

$15,840 86 96
Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

$12,094 55 48
Virginia Highlands Community College

Abingdon, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA
Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Virginia

$9,562 75 58
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia

$11,420 76 61
Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia

$5,540 26 2
Virginia Western Community College

Roanoke, Virginia

$4,680 NA NA
Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, Virginia

$4,620 NA NA