College Costs in Virginia

The 2024 Directory of Virginia Colleges and Prices

Virginia Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Virginia?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Virginia was $16,029 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $777 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Virginia in the middle of the pack as the 20th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of -$111 from the 2019-2020 average of $16,140 and represents a -0.69% annual decline in tuition costs. The list of Virginia colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 98 colleges and universities in Virginia, the most popular being Liberty University with 53,991 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $21,374. Washington and Lee University is the most expensive in Virginia with an in-state tuition of $60,590.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2023 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2022-2023 academic year.


98 results

Longwood University
L
Farmville, VA

Longwood University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,753 Tuition

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,358enrollment
  • $21,772net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Roanoke College
R
Salem, VA

Roanoke College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$33,510 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,826enrollment
  • $29,169net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Marymount University
M
Arlington, VA

Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$35,950 Tuition

#5 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 3,711enrollment
  • $24,664net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA

Virginia Union University
V
HBCU
Richmond, VA

Virginia Union University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,530 Tuition

#17 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,860enrollment
  • $21,057net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 813-990SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.71Avg GPA

Shenandoah University
S
Winchester, VA

Shenandoah University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$33,790 Tuition

#8 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 4,260enrollment
  • $26,143net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Lynchburg
L
Lynchburg, VA

University of Lynchburg

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$34,500 Tuition

#9 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 2,394enrollment
  • $23,256net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

Ferrum College
F
Ferrum, VA

Ferrum College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$37,400 Tuition

 

  • 855enrollment
  • $25,558net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 15

Bridgewater College
B
Bridgewater, VA

Bridgewater College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$38,800 Tuition

#12 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,421enrollment
  • $19,332net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Southern Virginia University
S
Buena Vista, VA

Southern Virginia University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$18,858 Tuition

#16 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,053enrollment
  • $23,274net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 900-1250SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA

Regent University
R
Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$18,080 Tuition

#15 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 10,337enrollment
  • $17,341net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Tidewater Community College
T
Norfolk, VA

Tidewater Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,680 Tuition

 

  • 16,195enrollment
  • $8,823net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Virginia Wesleyan College
V
Norfolk, VA

Virginia Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$36,010 Tuition

#10 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,538enrollment
  • $23,046net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1365SAT range
  • 27-29ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
J
Richmond, VA
 

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,743 Tuition

 

  • 7,527enrollment
  • $3,890net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Averett University
A
Danville, VA

Averett University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$37,640 Tuition

#11 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,363enrollment
  • $23,781net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 850-1170SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Randolph Macon College
R
Ashland, VA

Randolph Macon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$44,930 Tuition

#7 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,490enrollment
  • $28,389net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 23-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Hampden Sydney College
H
Hampden-Sydney, VA

Hampden Sydney College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$48,188 Tuition

 

  • 846enrollment
  • $29,899net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

John Tyler Community College
J
Chester, VA
 

John Tyler Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,650 Tuition

 

  • 8,792enrollment
  • $6,048net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Thomas Nelson Community College
T
Hampton, VA
 

Thomas Nelson Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$4,680 Tuition

 

  • 6,018enrollment
  • $6,716net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA