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Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Virginia are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Virginia? Leading the colleges list is Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing in Richmond with an in state tuition of $4,871.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Virginia's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$4,871
In State Tuition
1) Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Richmond, Private Not For Profit
- -
$5,527
In State Tuition
2) The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, Public Not For Profit
39 70
$5,540
In State Tuition
3) Virginia State University
Petersburg, Public Not For Profit
16 2
$5,752
In State Tuition
4) Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Public Not For Profit
14 1
$6,302
In State Tuition
5) University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit
69 71
$7,029
In State Tuition
6) Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Public Not For Profit
39 61
$7,250
In State Tuition
7) James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit
71 77
$7,922
In State Tuition
8) Radford University
Radford, Public Not For Profit
- -
$7,940
In State Tuition
9) Longwood University
Farmville, Public Not For Profit
36 50
$8,200
In State Tuition
10) Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
- -
$8,320
In State Tuition
11) Bethel College
Hampton, Private Not For Profit
- -
$9,032
In State Tuition
12) Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Public Not For Profit
67 66
$9,060
In State Tuition
13) George Mason University
Fairfax, Public Not For Profit
63 70
$9,284
In State Tuition
14) Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Public Not For Profit
83 80
$9,360
In State Tuition
15) University of Management and Technology (The)
Arlington, Private For Profit
- -
$9,462
In State Tuition
16) University of Phoenix Richmond Campus
Richmond, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
In State Tuition
17) University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus
Reston, Private For Profit
- -
$11,420
In State Tuition
18) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit
79 76
$11,520
In State Tuition
19) Averett University Non Traditional Programs
Danville, Private Not For Profit
- -
$12,094
In State Tuition
20) Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Public Not For Profit
52 60