Virginia Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by Out of State Tuition for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Virginia by Out of State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Virginia are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Virginia? Leading the colleges list is Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing in Richmond with an out of state tuition of $4,871.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, Private Not For Profit

$17,696 32 3
#22 Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia

Arlington, Private For Profit

$18,846 NA NA
#23 Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, Private Not For Profit

$19,557 NA NA
#24 Radford University

Radford, Public Not For Profit

$19,557 NA NA
#25 Liberty University

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$20,534 46 12
#26 Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Public Not For Profit

$21,566 NA NA
#27 Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, Private Not For Profit

$21,900 62 40
#28 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit

$23,564 66 52
#29 The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, Public Not For Profit

$23,960 46 74
#30 Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$24,542 NA NA
#31 Longwood University

Farmville, Public Not For Profit

$24,620 42 10
#32 Randolph College

Lynchburg, Private Not For Profit

$25,000 51 91
#33 University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit

$25,335 64 41
#34 Bluefield College

Bluefield, Private Not For Profit

$25,750 NA NA
#35 Hampton University

Hampton, Private Not For Profit

$26,198 NA NA
#36 Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Public Not For Profit

$26,664 46 20
#37 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit

$29,960 76 61
#38 Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, Private Not For Profit

$30,690 38 44
#39 Shenandoah University

Winchester, Private Not For Profit

$32,580 58 29
#40 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Public Not For Profit

$32,742 55 48