Virginia College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, 150 colleges are active for serving college programs in Virginia. By school types, there are forty-six public schools and 104 private schools. By school levels, seventy-five 4-years (or high) schools, forty-four 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and thirty-one less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the 150 Virginia schools, Washington and Lee University ranked first and University of Virginia-Main Campus ranked second (view more at Virginia college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Virginia colleges is $15,759 for Virginia residents and $18,811 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.47% and the average SAT score is 1,121. The average number of students is 3,611 and the average student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Virginia colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 Virginia Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Virginia ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$57,285$47,4371,43019.00%2,22394%8 to 1
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$53,627$32,3941,43024.00%24,63995%15 to 1
University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$56,860$25,2601,37528.00%4,00289%8 to 1
William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$46,854$34,8001,41538.00%8,81790%11 to 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$32,893$30,5471,28570.00%34,68386%14 to 1
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$47,220-1,18060.00%1,68579%10 to 1
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$29,230$29,5441,20577.00%21,75184%16 to 1
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$27,790$21,4201,19572.00%4,95778%14 to 1
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$29,798-1,06559.00%2,06544%11 to 1
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,474$37,4101,21587.00%37,31671%17 to 1
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,700$11,1301,10076.00%33734%7 to 1
Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$43,940-1,14571.00%1,48868%11 to 1
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$48,110-1,19057.00%1,07268%11 to 1
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,220$15,2251,10065.00%1,44458%9 to 1
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,110$18,0051,18571.00%80566%10 to 1
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,048$29,2281,16587.00%30,69767%18 to 1
Emory & Henry College
Emory, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,100$34,0331,06573.00%1,24654%10 to 1
Marymount University
Arlington, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,050$20,1161,06581.00%3,41858%13 to 1
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,720$18,2501,07067.00%1,85759%14 to 1
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$30,060$21,0301,18075.00%4,72765%14 to 1
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,830$23,0401,10074.00%3,81760%11 to 1
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,720$17,0521,10586.00%9,88957%47 to 1
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$30,960$33,2881,08089.00%24,17653%17 to 1
Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,909$22,99492095.00%4,38538%13 to 1
Randolph College
Lynchburg, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,610$17,3101,07590.00%62651%9 to 1
Southern Virginia University
Buena Vista, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,696-1,08398.00%1,02331%15 to 1
Roanoke College
Salem, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$46,870-1,15575.00%2,01470%11 to 1
Mary Baldwin University
Staunton, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,110$13,1401,03084.00%1,90238%10 to 1
Longwood University
Farmville, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$30,350$20,4841,05590.00%4,91166%14 to 1
Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,460$8,3491,15051.00%79,15247%18 to 1
University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,880$11,7111,07091.00%3,08158%11 to 1
ECPI University
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,639$12,960-74.00%12,94748%11 to 1
Hampton University
Hampton, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,312$13,1341,05036.00%4,32160%13 to 1
Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,530$14,27585063.00%1,55229%16 to 1
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,790$24,74295092.00%5,20436%16 to 1
Virginia Wesleyan University
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,910$8,9821,06577.00%1,43748%12 to 1
Radford University
Radford, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,498$21,382-75.00%9,33555%16 to 1
Strayer University-Virginia
Arlington, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--5,52048%37 to 1
South University-Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,000$16,320--47720%9 to 1
Stratford University
Fairfax, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,130$13,518--2,09661%8 to 1
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,600$12,670--2985%15 to 1
University of Phoenix-Virginia
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,552$16,752--11320%4 to 1
University of Management and Technology
Arlington, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,450$7,110--50760%7 to 1
Fortis College-Richmond
Richmond, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$13,557---42547%16 to 1
Bluefield College
Bluefield, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,570$9,23498599.00%1,15634%14 to 1
Sovah School of Health Professions
Danville, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$5,948---12-4 to 1
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake
Chesapeake, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,757---23950%14 to 1
Columbia College
Vienna, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$9,940---35862%11 to 1
New River Community College
Dublin, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,699---4,41933%32 to 1
Staunton School of Cosmetology
Staunton, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,750---2847%14 to 1
Cayce/Reilly School of Massage
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,900---2483%12 to 1
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,354---30747%15 to 1
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond
North Chesterfield, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,324---741-23 to 1
Thomas Nelson Community College
Hampton, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,809---7,68527%18 to 1
South University-Richmond
Glen Allen, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,000$16,320--53332%9 to 1
Chamberlain University-Virginia
Arlington, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,492--100.00%50650%8 to 1
Danville Community College
Danville, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,728---2,82831%21 to 1
Patrick Henry Community College
Martinsville, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,723---2,26638%17 to 1
Eastern Virginia Career College
Fredericksburg, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$29,479--64.00%23589%5 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,750---11530%29 to 1
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,793---5,44545%18 to 1
Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,358---6,82732%23 to 1
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$16,300--2,005--
Paul Mitchell the School-Woodbridge
Woodbridge, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,000---13562%15 to 1
Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,695$8,11096073.00%1,12429%13 to 1
Divine Mercy University
Sterling, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,889$17,153--300--
Luckes Beauty Academy LLC
Newport News, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,100---1467%8 to 1
Fortis College-Norfolk
Norfolk, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$15,977---29341%16 to 1
Virginia Beach Theological Seminary
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$7,991$8,502--29-1 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Tysons Corner
McLean, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,000---18975%15 to 1
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richmond, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,001---8,73723%18 to 1
Wave Leadership College
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$8,390---6543%7 to 1
Centura College-Norfolk
Norfolk, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,637---16672%10 to 1
Another Level Barbering and Cosmetology School
Petersburg, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,550---42-8 to 1
Averett University
Danville, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,670$8,10096065.00%96142%12 to 1
Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging
Richmond, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$9,800---30-6 to 1
Centura College-Chesapeake
Chesapeake, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,637---15742%9 to 1
Central School of Practical Nursing
Norfolk, VA
Public, Less than 2 years
$7,475---2089%7 to 1
Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,713---2,50638%20 to 1
Southside Virginia Community College
Alberta, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,698---3,43043%21 to 1
Centura College-Richmond Main
Richmond, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,637---3350%4 to 1
Bethel College
Hampton, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,420---31-3 to 1
Suffolk Beauty Academy
Suffolk, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,650---20100%10 to 1
Sentara College of Health Sciences
Chesapeake, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$2,344$1,167--386-9 to 1
Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing
Henrico, VA
Public, Less than 2 years
$1,287--48.00%123-10 to 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Roanoke, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Radford University-Carilion
Roanoke, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$23,432$21,3161,01128.00%1,12853%8 to 1
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,693---50,92927%25 to 1
Tidewater Community College
Norfolk, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,564---20,94124%20 to 1
Chester Career College
CHESTER, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$31,625---17141%8 to 1
Virginia College-Richmond
Richmond, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,141---440-9 to 1
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
-$25,188--1,303--
Paul D Camp Community College
Franklin, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,733---1,28832%13 to 1
Virginia Highlands Community College
Abingdon, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,713---2,38736%17 to 1
Rudy & Kelly Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,500---21166%14 to 1
Tomorrow's Image Barber And Beauty Academy of Virginia
Newport News, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,085---1465%6 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Midlothian
Midlothian, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,750---5045%16 to 1
The Chrysm Insitute of Esthetics
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,600---130100%20 to 1
Virginia School of Hair Design
Hampton, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,134---1466%14 to 1
Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center
Culpeper, VA
Public, Less than 2 years
$16,500---2689%7 to 1
IGlobal University
Vienna, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,000$11,300--302-8 to 1
Richard Bland College
South Prince George, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$13,890--50.00%2,47529%26 to 1
Appalachian College of Pharmacy
Oakwood, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
----221--
Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center
Fishersville, VA
Public, Less than 2 years
$8,208---138-12 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Richmond
Richmond, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,750---5943%22 to 1
Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy
Reston, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,800---10297%12 to 1
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
Henrico, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,199$13,820--63--
Virginia University of Integrative Medicine
Fairfax, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$7,119$7,440--301--
Paul Mitchell the School-Roanoke
Roanoke, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,783---8971%6 to 1
Riverside College of Health Careers
Newport News, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$12,920--60.00%32850%11 to 1
Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing
Virginia Beach, VA
Public, Less than 2 years
$4,801---6086%9 to 1
American Massage & Bodywork Institute
Vienna, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,600---83-11 to 1
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,367---4,09931%20 to 1
Centra College of Nursing
Lynchburg, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,501---369-11 to 1
CET-Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,736---10367%14 to 1
Dominion School of Hair Design
Gloucester Point, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,550---17-9 to 1
Central Virginia Community College
Lynchburg, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,841---4,04737%18 to 1
American National University
Salem, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,772$10,944--1,07226%18 to 1
Southwest Virginia Community College
Cedar Bluff, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,706---2,37336%24 to 1
Cortiva Institute-Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,685---6072%30 to 1
Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics
Ashland, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,950---20100%9 to 1
Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,236---52913%13 to 1
Tidewater Tech-Trades
Norfolk, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,337---37168%15 to 1
Appalachian School of Law
Grundy, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,999$35,700--146--
Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton
Hampton, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,460---333-11 to 1
Fairfax University of America
Fairfax, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,328$13,268-92.00%28215%9 to 1
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,713---98139%14 to 1
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Richmond, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$13,190--146--
Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
Falls Church, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,540---122-18 to 1
Centura College-Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,637---10235%6 to 1
Southside College of Health Sciences
Colonial Heights, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$15,773---131-4 to 1
University of the Potomac-VA Campus
FALLS CHURCH, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,990$5,850--224100%8 to 1
Columbia College
Centreville, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$9,940---14464%11 to 1
Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,728---65424%11 to 1
Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy
Lynchburg, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,750---8852%9 to 1
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas
Manassas, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,757---18865%13 to 1
DeVry University-Virginia
Arlington, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,508$17,552-100.00%37415%16 to 1
Germanna Community College
Locust Grove, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,188---7,20737%22 to 1
Rappahannock Community College
Glenns, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,823---3,08234%19 to 1
Avi Career Training
Great Falls, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,850---2593%7 to 1
Standard Healthcare Services-College of Nursing
Falls Church, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,741--44.00%31176%33 to 1
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Richmond, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,550---45867%10 to 1
Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs
Danville, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,820$12,090-24.00%612100%5 to 1
Wytheville Community College
Wytheville, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,728---2,51449%23 to 1
Saint Michael College of Allied Health
Alexandria, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,325---19386%15 to 1
John Tyler Community College
Chester, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,803---10,14428%23 to 1
Centura College-Newport News
Newport News, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,637---12661%8 to 1
The Esthetic Institute
Vienna, VA
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,000---145-18 to 1
Advanced Technology Institute
Virginia Beach, VA
Private, 2-4 years
$13,200--48.00%60974%20 to 1
Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, VA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,742---6,79838%21 to 1
Average$18,811$18,2931,12168.47%3,61155%14 to 1