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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
$46,850
Out of State Total Cost
41) Ferrum College
Ferrum, Private Not For Profit
29 21
$47,417
Out of State Total Cost
42) Virginia Wesleyan College
Norfolk, Private Not For Profit
48 45
$48,400
Out of State Total Cost
43) Emory and Henry College
Emory, Private Not For Profit
49 58
$49,030
Out of State Total Cost
44) Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Private Not For Profit
61 67
$49,270
Out of State Total Cost
45) Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, Private Not For Profit
79 69
$49,507
Out of State Total Cost
46) Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Public Not For Profit
52 60
$49,548
Out of State Total Cost
47) George Mason University
Fairfax, Public Not For Profit
63 70
$51,530
Out of State Total Cost
48) University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
- -
$53,455
Out of State Total Cost
49) Hollins University
Roanoke, Private Not For Profit
72 72
$54,360
Out of State Total Cost
50) Randolph Macon College
Ashland, Private Not For Profit
64 58
$54,395
Out of State Total Cost
51) Randolph College
Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit
45 42
$56,188
Out of State Total Cost
52) Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Public Not For Profit
83 80
$58,362
Out of State Total Cost
53) College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Public Not For Profit
93 81
$58,845
Out of State Total Cost
54) Roanoke College
Salem, Private Not For Profit
64 54
$60,304
Out of State Total Cost
55) Hampden Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney, Private Not For Profit
75 56
$61,290
Out of State Total Cost
56) University of Virginia Main Campus
Charlottesville, Public Not For Profit
97 82
$65,960
Out of State Total Cost
57) University of Richmond
University of Richmond, Private Not For Profit
94 73
$68,330
Out of State Total Cost
58) Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Private Not For Profit
97 74