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
#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
#41 Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, Private Not For Profit

$47,941 48 43
#42 Ferrum College

Ferrum, Private Not For Profit

$48,145 23 2
#43 Emory and Henry College

Emory, Private Not For Profit

$49,067 51 73
#44 George Mason University

Fairfax, Public Not For Profit

$49,248 68 56
#45 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Public Not For Profit

$49,610 56 38
#46 Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Private Not For Profit

$50,610 67 82
#47 Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Private Not For Profit

$50,720 43 63
#48 University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$53,340 49 45
#49 Hollins University

Roanoke, Private Not For Profit

$54,740 60 90
#50 Randolph College

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$55,941 52 52
#51 Randolph Macon College

Ashland, Private Not For Profit

$55,970 55 51
#52 Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Public Not For Profit

$56,728 75 94
#53 College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Public Not For Profit

$60,209 88 95
#54 Roanoke College

Salem, Private Not For Profit

$60,693 60 70
#55 Hampden Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, Private Not For Profit

$61,602 69 61
#56 University of Virginia Main Campus

Charlottesville, Public Not For Profit

$63,553 86 97
#57 University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$68,690 91 96
#58 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Private Not For Profit

$71,685 93 98