Virginia In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by In State Tuition for 2021

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.

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 Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$4,871 NA NA
#2 The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, Public Not For Profit

$5,527 49 65
#3 Virginia State University

Petersburg, Public Not For Profit

$5,540 25 2
#4 Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Public Not For Profit

$5,752 22 9
#5 Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Public Not For Profit

$7,029 45 25
#6 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit

$7,250 68 52
#7 Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, Private Not For Profit

$7,922 53 36
#8 Radford University

Radford, Public Not For Profit

$7,922 NA NA
#9 Longwood University

Farmville, Public Not For Profit

$7,940 45 15
#10 Virginia University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$8,200 NA NA
#11 National College Salem

Salem, Private For Profit

$8,208 NA NA
#12 Bethel College

Hampton, Private Not For Profit

$8,320 NA NA
#13 Potomac College Herndon

Herndon, Private For Profit

$8,640 NA NA
#14 University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit

$8,678 63 40
#15 George Mason University

Fairfax, Public Not For Profit

$9,060 68 56
#16 Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Public Not For Profit

$9,100 58 16
#17 Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Public Not For Profit

$9,284 75 94
#18 University of Management and Technology (The)

Arlington, Private For Profit

$9,360 NA NA
#19 University of Phoenix Richmond Campus

Richmond, Private For Profit

$9,462 NA NA
#20 University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus

Reston, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#21 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit

$11,420 75 73
#22 Averett University Non Traditional Programs

Danville, Private Not For Profit

$11,520 NA NA
#23 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Public Not For Profit

$12,094 56 38
#24 Skyline College Roanoke

Roanoke, Private For Profit

$14,190 NA NA
#25 University of Virginia Main Campus

Charlottesville, Public Not For Profit

$14,836 86 97
#26 Stratford University

Falls Church, Private For Profit

$14,985 NA NA
#27 Virginia Union University

Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$15,530 16 NA
#28 Centura College Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Private For Profit

$15,750 NA NA
#29 DeVry University Virginia

Arlington, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#30 Bryant and Stratton College Richmond

North Chesterfield, Private For Profit

$16,892 NA NA
#31 Bryant & Stratton College Hampton

Hampton, Private For Profit

$17,215 NA NA
#32 Regent University

Virginia Beach, Private Not For Profit

$17,220 32 30
#33 Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, Private Not For Profit

$17,280 30 3
#34 College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Public Not For Profit

$17,434 88 95
#35 Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Private For Profit

$17,556 NA NA
#36 Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia

Arlington, Private For Profit

$18,495 NA NA
#37 Liberty University

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$21,361 44 8
#38 Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, Private Not For Profit

$21,420 65 49
#39 Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$24,542 NA NA
#40 Hampton University

Hampton, Private Not For Profit

$24,950 NA NA
#41 Bluefield College

Bluefield, Private Not For Profit

$25,256 32 5
#42 Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, Private Not For Profit

$30,690 36 44
#43 Shenandoah University

Winchester, Private Not For Profit

$31,890 57 34
#44 Marymount University

Arlington, Private Not For Profit

$32,100 55 39
#45 Emory and Henry College

Emory, Private Not For Profit

$34,500 51 73
#46 Ferrum College

Ferrum, Private Not For Profit

$35,250 23 2
#47 Averett University

Danville, Private Not For Profit

$35,450 43 29
#48 Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Private Not For Profit

$35,700 43 63
#49 Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, Private Not For Profit

$36,010 48 43
#50 Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Private Not For Profit

$37,880 67 82
#51 Hollins University

Roanoke, Private Not For Profit

$39,360 60 90
#52 University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$39,720 49 45
#53 Randolph College

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$40,521 52 52
#54 Randolph Macon College

Ashland, Private Not For Profit

$41,200 55 51
#55 Roanoke College

Salem, Private Not For Profit

$43,818 60 70
#56 Hampden Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, Private Not For Profit

$44,532 69 61
#57 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Private Not For Profit

$53,730 93 98
#58 University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$54,690 91 96