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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 University of Management and Technology (The) in Arlington with an out of state total cost of $16,125.

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 Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$32,823
Out of State Total Cost
21) Radford University
Radford, Public Not For Profit
- -
$32,919
Out of State Total Cost
22) Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Public Not For Profit
14 1
$33,131
Out of State Total Cost
23) Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia
Arlington, Private For Profit
- -
$33,691
Out of State Total Cost
24) Virginia Intermont College
Bristol, Private Not For Profit
11 -
$34,052
Out of State Total Cost
25) Liberty University
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
66 59
$35,250
Out of State Total Cost
26) Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, Private Not For Profit
59 62
$35,544
Out of State Total Cost
27) Bluefield College
Bluefield, Private Not For Profit
12 -
$36,430
Out of State Total Cost
28) Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke, Private Not For Profit
41 29
$39,214
Out of State Total Cost
29) The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, Public Not For Profit
39 70
$39,380
Out of State Total Cost
30) James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit
71 77
$39,580
Out of State Total Cost
31) Hampton University
Hampton, Private Not For Profit
62 58
$39,948
Out of State Total Cost
32) Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Public Not For Profit
67 66
$40,940
Out of State Total Cost
33) Longwood University
Farmville, Public Not For Profit
36 50
$41,066
Out of State Total Cost
34) University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit
69 71
$41,388
Out of State Total Cost
35) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit
79 76
$41,420
Out of State Total Cost
36) Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, Private Not For Profit
40 54
$41,855
Out of State Total Cost
37) Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Public Not For Profit
39 61
$44,400
Out of State Total Cost
38) Shenandoah University
Winchester, Private Not For Profit
51 42
$45,496
Out of State Total Cost
39) Averett University
Danville, Private Not For Profit
37 40
$46,116
Out of State Total Cost
40) Marymount University
Arlington, Private Not For Profit
35 29