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
#41 Hampton University

Hampton, Private Not For Profit

$41,491 NA NA
#42 Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, Private Not For Profit

$41,740 36 44
#43 Shenandoah University

Winchester, Private Not For Profit

$45,250 57 34
#44 Averett University

Danville, Private Not For Profit

$47,160 43 29
#45 Marymount University

Arlington, Private Not For Profit

$47,905 55 39
#46 Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, Private Not For Profit

$47,941 48 43
#47 Ferrum College

Ferrum, Private Not For Profit

$48,145 23 2
#48 Emory and Henry College

Emory, Private Not For Profit

$49,067 51 73
#49 Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Private Not For Profit

$50,610 67 82
#50 Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Private Not For Profit

$50,720 43 63
#51 University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$53,340 49 45
#52 Hollins University

Roanoke, Private Not For Profit

$54,740 60 90
#53 Randolph College

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$55,941 52 52
#54 Randolph Macon College

Ashland, Private Not For Profit

$55,970 55 51
#55 Roanoke College

Salem, Private Not For Profit

$60,693 60 70
#56 Hampden Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, Private Not For Profit

$61,602 69 61
#57 University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$68,690 91 96
#58 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Private Not For Profit

$71,685 93 98