Virginia Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Virginia but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Virginia for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 National College Salem

Salem, Private For Profit

$14,096 NA NA
#2 University of Management and Technology (The)

Arlington, Private For Profit

$16,125 NA NA
#3 University of Phoenix Richmond Campus

Richmond, Private For Profit

$16,452 NA NA
#4 University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus

Reston, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#5 Averett University Non Traditional Programs

Danville, Private Not For Profit

$17,410 NA NA
#6 Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$17,671 NA NA
#7 Bethel College

Hampton, Private Not For Profit

$18,293 NA NA
#8 Virginia University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$19,200 NA NA
#9 Potomac College Herndon

Herndon, Private For Profit

$20,004 NA NA
#10 Stratford University

Falls Church, Private For Profit

$22,135 NA NA
#11 Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Private For Profit

$22,414 NA NA
#12 Bryant and Stratton College Richmond

North Chesterfield, Private For Profit

$22,624 NA NA
#13 Bryant & Stratton College Hampton

Hampton, Private For Profit

$22,760 NA NA
#14 Skyline College Roanoke

Roanoke, Private For Profit

$23,185 NA NA
#15 DeVry University Virginia

Arlington, Private For Profit

$24,829 NA NA
#16 Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, Private Not For Profit

$26,698 30 3
#17 Regent University

Virginia Beach, Private Not For Profit

$26,840 32 30
#18 Centura College Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Private For Profit

$27,807 NA NA
#19 Virginia Union University

Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$28,459 16 NA
#20 Virginia State University

Petersburg, Public Not For Profit

$33,000 25 2