Virginia Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by Out of State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 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 NA NA
#22 Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$33,691 NA NA
#23 Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Public Not For Profit

$33,869 22 5
#24 Radford University

Radford, Public Not For Profit

$33,923 NA NA
#25 Liberty University

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$34,159 46 12
#26 Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia

Arlington, Private For Profit

$34,882 NA NA
#27 Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, Private Not For Profit

$37,500 62 40
#28 Bluefield College

Bluefield, Private Not For Profit

$37,608 NA NA
#29 Randolph College

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$37,890 51 91
#30 Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Public Not For Profit

$40,454 NA NA
#31 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit

$41,074 66 52
#32 Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, Private Not For Profit

$41,740 38 44
#33 The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, Public Not For Profit

$41,980 46 74
#34 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit

$42,945 76 61
#35 Hampton University

Hampton, Private Not For Profit

$43,398 NA NA
#36 University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit

$43,436 64 41
#37 Longwood University

Farmville, Public Not For Profit

$43,776 42 10
#38 Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Public Not For Profit

$44,723 46 20
#39 Shenandoah University

Winchester, Private Not For Profit

$46,210 58 29
#40 Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, Private Not For Profit

$48,327 49 54