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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
$26,416
In State Tuition
41) Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke, Private Not For Profit
41 29
$30,690
In State Tuition
42) Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, Private Not For Profit
- -
$30,990
In State Tuition
43) Marymount University
Arlington, Private Not For Profit
35 29
$31,280
In State Tuition
44) Shenandoah University
Winchester, Private Not For Profit
51 42
$34,060
In State Tuition
45) Ferrum College
Ferrum, Private Not For Profit
29 21
$34,300
In State Tuition
46) Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Private Not For Profit
61 67
$34,400
In State Tuition
47) Averett University
Danville, Private Not For Profit
37 40
$34,500
In State Tuition
48) Emory and Henry College
Emory, Private Not For Profit
49 58
$36,010
In State Tuition
49) Virginia Wesleyan College
Norfolk, Private Not For Profit
48 45
$36,760
In State Tuition
50) Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, Private Not For Profit
79 69
$38,400
In State Tuition
51) Hollins University
Roanoke, Private Not For Profit
72 72
$38,560
In State Tuition
52) University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
- -
$39,000
In State Tuition
53) Randolph College
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
45 42
$40,000
In State Tuition
54) Randolph Macon College
Ashland, Private Not For Profit
64 58
$42,446
In State Tuition
55) Roanoke College
Salem, Private Not For Profit
64 54
$43,446
In State Tuition
56) Hampden Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney, Private Not For Profit
75 56
$51,420
In State Tuition
57) Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Private Not For Profit
97 74
$52,610
In State Tuition
58) University of Richmond
University of Richmond, Private Not For Profit
94 73