Virginia In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by In State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Virginia these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Virginia list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Virginia tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Virginia are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Virginia? Leading the colleges list is National College Salem in Salem with an in state total cost of $14,096.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Virginia's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit

$24,133 75 73
#22 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit

$24,200 68 52
#23 DeVry University Virginia

Arlington, Private For Profit

$24,829 NA NA
#24 George Mason University

Fairfax, Public Not For Profit

$25,788 68 56
#25 University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit

$25,970 63 40
#26 Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, Private Not For Profit

$26,698 30 3
#27 Regent University

Virginia Beach, Private Not For Profit

$26,840 32 30
#28 Longwood University

Farmville, Public Not For Profit

$26,946 45 15
#29 Centura College Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Private For Profit

$27,807 NA NA
#30 Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Public Not For Profit

$27,988 58 16
#31 Virginia Union University

Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$28,459 16 NA
#32 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Public Not For Profit

$28,962 56 38
#33 Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Public Not For Profit

$29,884 75 94
#34 University of Virginia Main Campus

Charlottesville, Public Not For Profit

$31,132 86 97
#35 Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$33,691 NA NA
#36 Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia

Arlington, Private For Profit

$33,987 NA NA
#37 Liberty University

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$34,648 44 8
#38 Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, Private Not For Profit

$36,520 65 49
#39 Bluefield College

Bluefield, Private Not For Profit

$36,832 32 5
#40 College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Public Not For Profit

$37,554 88 95