Colleges in Virginia

Virginia has 67 private and 16 public 4-year colleges that enroll 284,046 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $8,240 (for in-state students) and $24,995 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $21,800 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Virginia provided $56,973,607 in financial aid to 12,925 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $257,371,941 in grant and scholarships to 24,330 students.

Virginia receives 2.1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 13,260 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $58,684,024 in pell grant ($4,427 per student on average) and 25,281 students received a total amount of $155,004,500 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,532 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Virginia

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
American National University

Location: Salem, VA

Private
for profit
$18,428 $14,832 $14,832
Open admission
Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Location: Oakwood, VA

Private
not for profit
Appalachian School of Law

Location: Grundy, VA

Private
not for profit
Argosy University-Washington DC

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
for profit
$13,056 $13,056
Open admission
Averett University

Location: Danville, VA

Private
not for profit
$24,904 $31,980 $31,980
57%
Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs

Location: Danville, VA

Private
not for profit
$23,737
45%
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond

Location: Henrico, VA

Private
not for profit
Bethel College

Location: Hampton, VA

Private
not for profit
$17,850 $8,000 $8,000
Open admission
Bluefield College

Location: Bluefield, VA

Private
not for profit
$21,269 $23,600 $23,600
85%
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
not for profit
Bridgewater College

Location: Bridgewater, VA

Private
not for profit
$20,176 $31,890 $31,890
53%
Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton

Location: Hampton, VA

Private
for profit
$13,835 $16,880 $16,880
Open admission
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond

Location: North Chesterfield, VA

Private
for profit
$15,926 $16,783 $16,783
Open admission
Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$15,587 $17,033 $17,033
Open admission
Centura College-Virginia Beach

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$25,537 $15,750 $15,750
Open admission
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Virginia

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
for profit
$32,885 $18,630 $18,630
44%
Christopher Newport University

Location: Newport News, VA

Public $22,637 $7,836 $19,062
62%
College of William and Mary

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Public $16,734 $15,674 $36,158
37%
DeVry University-Virginia

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
for profit
$20,004 $19,488 $19,488
95%
Divine Mercy University

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
not for profit
Eastern Mennonite University

Location: Harrisonburg, VA

Private
not for profit
$23,452 $34,060 $34,060
61%
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public
ECPI University

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$18,989 $14,720 $14,720
71%
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Location: Blacksburg, VA

Private
not for profit
Emory & Henry College

Location: Emory, VA

Private
not for profit
$21,160 $33,500 $33,500
70%
Ferrum College

Location: Ferrum, VA

Private
not for profit
$17,670 $31,800 $31,800
72%
George Mason University

Location: Fairfax, VA

Public $18,032 $8,204 $29,486
81%
Global Health College

Location: Alexandria, VA

Private
for profit
$16,230 $16,957 $16,957
73%
Hampden-Sydney College

Location: Hampden-Sydney, VA

Private
not for profit
$33,210 $41,516 $41,516
56%
Hampton University

Location: Hampton, VA

Private
not for profit
$24,377 $21,552 $21,552
65%
Hollins University

Location: Roanoke, VA

Private
not for profit
$19,628 $36,200 $36,200
60%
IGlobal University

Location: Vienna, VA

Private
for profit
$13,500 $13,500
Open admission
James Madison University

Location: Harrisonburg, VA

Public $16,252 $5,896 $21,114
72%
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Location: Roanoke, VA

Private
not for profit
$23,949 $24,700 $24,700
Open admission
Liberty University

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Private
not for profit
$24,794 $20,455 $20,455
24%
Longwood University

Location: Farmville, VA

Public $18,835 $7,350 $22,248
74%
Lynchburg College

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Private
not for profit
$23,692 $35,650 $35,650
64%
Mary Baldwin University

Location: Staunton, VA

Private
not for profit
$18,543 $30,240 $30,240
99%
Marymount University

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
not for profit
$24,719 $28,900 $28,900
91%
Norfolk State University

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public $15,103 $5,318 $16,920
85%
Old Dominion University

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public $15,218 $6,330 $22,815
85%
Radford University

Location: Radford, VA

Public $14,084 $6,991 $18,626
81%
Randolph College

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Private
not for profit
$24,775 $36,160 $36,160
84%
Randolph-Macon College

Location: Ashland, VA

Private
not for profit
$26,202 $37,630 $37,630
61%
Regent University

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
not for profit
$17,837 $15,900 $15,900
81%
Roanoke College

Location: Salem, VA

Private
not for profit
$29,999 $39,720 $39,720
73%
Sentara College of Health Sciences

Location: Chesapeake, VA

Private
not for profit
Shenandoah University

Location: Winchester, VA

Private
not for profit
$28,310 $30,132 $30,132
88%
South University–Richmond

Location: Glen Allen, VA

Private
for profit
$20,773 $17,234 $17,234
Open admission
South University–Virginia Beach

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$22,498 $17,234 $17,234
Open admission
Southern Virginia University

Location: Buena Vista, VA

Private
not for profit
$22,128 $14,900 $14,900
45%
Stratford University

Location: Fairfax, VA

Private
for profit
$24,821 $14,985 $14,985
Open admission
Strayer University-Virginia

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
for profit
$24,993 $12,780 $12,780
Open admission
Sweet Briar College

Location: Sweet Briar, VA

Private
not for profit
$25,532 $35,800 $35,800
93%
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$22,934 $17,496 $17,496
Open admission
The Art Institute of Washington

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
for profit
$22,481 $17,496 $17,496
Open admission
The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles

Location: Sterling, VA

Private
for profit
The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Location: Wise, VA

Public $10,132 $5,210 $21,278
78%
Union Presbyterian Seminary

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
not for profit
University of Management and Technology

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
for profit
$9,360 $9,360
Open admission
University of Mary Washington

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Public $20,499 $5,772 $20,362
74%
University of Phoenix-Virginia

Location: Glen Allen, VA

Private
for profit
Open admission
University of Richmond

Location: University of Richmond, VA

Private
not for profit
$22,400 $49,420 $49,420
32%
University of the Potomac-VA Campus

Location: Vienna, VA

Private
for profit
$12,984 $12,984
Open admission
University of Virginia-Main Campus

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Public $15,945 $13,746 $42,408
30%
Virginia Baptist College

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Private
not for profit
$13,214 $5,160 $5,160
Open admission
Virginia Beach Theological Seminary

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
not for profit
$7,320 $7,320
Open admission
Virginia Commonwealth University

Location: Richmond, VA

Public $20,544 $10,846 $29,378
81%
Virginia International University

Location: Fairfax, VA

Private
not for profit
$9,408 $10,128
25%
Virginia Military Institute

Location: Lexington, VA

Public $16,195 $8,461 $32,770
51%
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Location: Blacksburg, VA

Public $17,190 $10,787 $27,306
71%
Virginia State University

Location: Petersburg, VA

Public $15,266 $5,172 $14,992
94%
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Location: Roanoke, VA

Private
not for profit
Virginia Union University

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
not for profit
$18,956 $15,152 $15,152
41%
Virginia University of Lynchburg

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Private
not for profit
$16,733 $7,200 $7,200
Open admission
Virginia Wesleyan College

Location: Norfolk, VA

Private
not for profit
$25,607 $34,960 $34,960
90%
Washington and Lee University

Location: Lexington, VA

Private
not for profit
$23,867 $47,280 $47,280
24%

2-year Colleges in Virginia

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Advanced Technology Institute

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$19,788 $13,200 $13,200
88%
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas

Location: Manassas, VA

Private
for profit
$24,038 $16,520 $16,520
Open admission
Blue Ridge Community College

Location: Weyers Cave, VA

Public $8,038 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Centra College of Nursing

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Private
not for profit
$10,027 $10,027
Open admission
Central Virginia Community College

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Public $4,877 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Centura College-Chesapeake

Location: Chesapeake, VA

Private
for profit
$26,162 $16,500 $16,500
Open admission
Centura College-Newport News

Location: Newport News, VA

Private
for profit
$23,870 $15,750 $15,750
Open admission
Centura College-Norfolk

Location: Norfolk, VA

Private
for profit
$27,059 $16,200 $16,200
Open admission
Centura College-Richmond Main

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
for profit
$23,241 $16,200 $16,200
Open admission
Chester Career College

Location: CHESTER, VA

Private
for profit
$16,499 $29,995 $29,995
Open admission
Columbia College

Location: Fairfax, VA

Private
for profit
$10,111 $9,280 $9,280
Open admission
Columbia College

Location: Centreville, VA

Private
for profit
$9,901 $9,280 $9,280
Open admission
Dabney S Lancaster Community College

Location: Clifton Forge, VA

Public $6,512 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Danville Community College

Location: Danville, VA

Public $6,808 $4,125 $10,031
Open admission
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions

Location: Danville, VA

Private
for profit
Eastern Shore Community College

Location: Melfa, VA

Public $5,609 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Eastern Virginia Career College

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Private
for profit
$18,135 $31,010 $31,010
Open admission
Everest College-Chesapeake

Location: Chesapeake, VA

Private
not for profit
$18,063
Open admission
Everest College-Newport News

Location: Newport News, VA

Private
not for profit
$17,153
Open admission
Fortis College-Norfolk

Location: Norfolk, VA

Private
for profit
$27,304
Open admission
Fortis College-Richmond

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
for profit
$23,411
Open admission
Germanna Community College

Location: Locust Grove, VA

Public $6,881 $4,163 $9,461
Open admission
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Location: Richmond, VA

Public $6,853 $4,256 $9,554
Open admission
John Tyler Community College

Location: Chester, VA

Public $6,401 $4,148 $9,446
Open admission
Lord Fairfax Community College

Location: Middletown, VA

Public $6,764 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Miller-Motte Technical College-Lynchburg

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Private
for profit
$18,501 $9,288 $9,288
Open admission
Miller-Motte Technical College-Roanoke

Location: Roanoke, VA

Private
for profit
$20,124 $9,288 $9,288
Open admission
Mountain Empire Community College

Location: Big Stone Gap, VA

Public $6,460 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
New River Community College

Location: Dublin, VA

Public $7,132 $4,132 $9,430
Open admission
Northern Virginia Community College

Location: Annandale, VA

Public $9,685 $4,890 $10,260
Open admission
Patrick Henry Community College

Location: Martinsville, VA

Public $5,834 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Paul D Camp Community College

Location: Franklin, VA

Public $6,409 $4,133 $9,433
Open admission
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Public $6,969 $4,163 $9,461
Open admission
Rappahannock Community College

Location: Glenns, VA

Public $6,854 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Richard Bland College of William and Mary

Location: South Prince George, VA

Public $9,557 $5,130 $17,733
42%
Riverside College of Health Careers

Location: Newport News, VA

Private
not for profit
$14,319 $15,839 $15,839
27%
Saint Michael College of Allied Health

Location: Alexandria, VA

Private
for profit
$32,541
Open admission
Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools

Location: Colonial Heights, VA

Private
for profit
$10,080 $10,080
Southside Virginia Community College

Location: Alberta, VA

Public $7,870 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Southwest Virginia Community College

Location: Richlands, VA

Public $8,250 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Standard Healthcare Services-College of Nursing

Location: Falls Church, VA

Private
for profit
$21,595 $17,894 $17,894
60%
Thomas Nelson Community College

Location: Hampton, VA

Public $6,800 $4,193 $9,491
Open admission
Tidewater Community College

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public $7,806 $4,193 $9,491
Open admission
Virginia College-Richmond

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
for profit
$17,404
Open admission
Virginia Highlands Community College

Location: Abingdon, VA

Public $6,921 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission
Virginia Western Community College

Location: Roanoke, VA

Public $6,619 $4,193 $9,491
Open admission
Wave Leadership College

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
not for profit
$8,004 $5,280 $5,280
Open admission
Wytheville Community College

Location: Wytheville, VA

Public $1,825 $4,133 $9,431
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Virginia

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Avi Career Training

Location: Great Falls, VA

Private
for profit
$22,684 $7,950
Open admission
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake

Location: Chesapeake, VA

Private
for profit
$26,655
Open admission
Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
not for profit
Cayce/Reilly School of Massage

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
not for profit
$14,491 $10,900
Open admission
Central School of Practical Nursing

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public $2,325 $6,580
Open admission
CET-Alexandria

Location: Alexandria, VA

Private
not for profit
$10,578
Open admission
Cosmopolitan Beauty and Tech School

Location: Annandale, VA

Private
for profit
$6,528 $9,500
Open admission
Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center

Location: Culpeper, VA

Public $9,426 $16,500
Open admission
Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy

Location: Reston, VA

Private
for profit
$9,169 $9,100
Open admission
Dominion School of Hair Design

Location: Gloucester Point, VA

Private
for profit
$14,298 $12,550
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Midlothian

Location: Midlothian, VA

Private
for profit
$13,862 $19,110
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Richmond

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
for profit
$14,537 $19,110
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Virginia Beach

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$13,943 $18,750
Open admission
Everest College-Woodbridge

Location: Woodbridge, VA

Private
not for profit
$19,308 $15,781
Open admission
Graham Webb International Academy of Hair

Location: Arlington, VA

Private
for profit
$11,926 $16,500
Open admission
Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing

Location: Henrico, VA

Public
65%
Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics

Location: Richmond, VA

Private
for profit
$14,309 $9,950
Open admission
Luckes Beauty Academy

Location: Newport News, VA

Private
for profit
$13,123 $14,075
Open admission
National Personal Training Institute

Location: Vienna, VA

Private
for profit
$13,571 $7,390
Open admission
Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage

Location: Falls Church, VA

Private
for profit
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Mclean

Location: McLean, VA

Private
for profit
$15,937 $16,550
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Roanoke

Location: Roanoke, VA

Private
for profit
$12,202 $17,000
Paul Mitchell the School-Woodbridge

Location: Woodbridge, VA

Private
for profit
$11,871 $15,050
Open admission
Rudy & Kelly Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$11,807 $16,100
Open admission
Staunton School of Cosmetology

Location: Staunton, VA

Private
for profit
$11,975 $15,180
Open admission
Suffolk Beauty Academy

Location: Suffolk, VA

Private
for profit
$15,353 $16,500
Open admission
Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Private
for profit
$13,330 $14,750
Open admission
The Chrysm Insitute of Esthetics

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Private
for profit
$14,842 $9,650
Open admission
Tidewater Tech-Trades

Location: Norfolk, VA

Private
for profit
$22,483
Open admission
Tomorrow's Image Barber And Beauty Academy of Virginia

Location: Newport News, VA

Private
for profit
$11,005 $19,135
Open admission
Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Public $1,298 $4,303
Open admission
Virginia School of Hair Design

Location: Hampton, VA

Private
for profit
$13,314 $10,000
Open admission
Virginia School of Massage

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Private
for profit
$19,812 $12,229
Open admission
Wards Corner Beauty Academy-Norfolk

Location: Norfolk, VA

Private
for profit
$18,000
Open admission
Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center

Location: Fishersville, VA

Public $22,334 $8,208