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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
$14,190
In State Tuition
21) Skyline College Roanoke
Roanoke, Private For Profit
- -
$14,811
In State Tuition
22) University of Virginia Main Campus
Charlottesville, Public Not For Profit
97 82
$14,904
In State Tuition
23) Potomac College Herndon
Herndon, Private For Profit
- -
$14,985
In State Tuition
24) Stratford University
Falls Church, Private For Profit
- -
$15,530
In State Tuition
25) Virginia Union University
Richmond, Private Not For Profit
35 42
$15,732
In State Tuition
26) National College Salem
Salem, Private For Profit
- -
$15,750
In State Tuition
27) Centura College Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Private For Profit
- -
$15,835
In State Tuition
28) DeVry University Virginia
Arlington, Private For Profit
- -
$16,495
In State Tuition
29) Southern Virginia University
Buena Vista, Private Not For Profit
44 54
$16,892
In State Tuition
30) Bryant and Stratton College Richmond
North Chesterfield, Private For Profit
- -
$16,980
In State Tuition
31) Regent University
Virginia Beach, Private Not For Profit
33 47
$17,215
In State Tuition
32) Bryant & Stratton College Hampton
Hampton, Private For Profit
- -
$17,270
In State Tuition
33) Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Private For Profit
- -
$17,434
In State Tuition
34) College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Public Not For Profit
93 81
$18,495
In State Tuition
35) Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia
Arlington, Private For Profit
- -
$21,000
In State Tuition
36) Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, Private Not For Profit
59 62
$21,271
In State Tuition
37) Liberty University
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
66 59
$23,762
In State Tuition
38) Hampton University
Hampton, Private Not For Profit
- -
$24,542
In State Tuition
39) Virginia Intermont College
Bristol, Private Not For Profit
11 -
$25,290
In State Tuition
40) Bluefield College
Bluefield, Private Not For Profit
12 -
$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