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
#21 Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, Private Not For Profit

$33,180 53 36
#22 Radford University

Radford, Public Not For Profit

$33,180 NA NA
#23 Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$33,691 NA NA
#24 Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Public Not For Profit

$33,869 22 9
#25 Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia

Arlington, Private For Profit

$33,987 NA NA
#26 Liberty University

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$34,648 44 8
#27 Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, Private Not For Profit

$36,520 65 49
#28 Bluefield College

Bluefield, Private Not For Profit

$36,832 32 5
#29 Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Public Not For Profit

$40,454 58 16
#30 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit

$40,514 68 52
#31 The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, Public Not For Profit

$40,601 49 65
#32 Hampton University

Hampton, Private Not For Profit

$41,491 NA NA
#33 Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, Private Not For Profit

$41,740 36 44
#34 University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit

$42,396 63 40
#35 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit

$42,673 75 73
#36 Longwood University

Farmville, Public Not For Profit

$42,906 45 15
#37 Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Public Not For Profit

$43,705 45 25
#38 Shenandoah University

Winchester, Private Not For Profit

$45,250 57 34
#39 Averett University

Danville, Private Not For Profit

$47,160 43 29
#40 Marymount University

Arlington, Private Not For Profit

$47,905 55 39