Universities & Colleges in Virginia

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
University of Virginia-Main Campus (Charlottesville) 28593$18818 / $54363$20908 / $33454
College of William and Mary (Williamsburg) 9765$24045 / $49136$17772 / $36590
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg) 36882$14636 / $34499$16727 / $32408
Washington and Lee University (Lexington) 2172$49136 / $49136$49136 / $49136
George Mason University (Fairfax) 48678$13590 / $38681$16727 / $38681
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) 33462$15681 / $37636$16727 / $31363
Old Dominion University (Norfolk) 28046$11499 / $32408$14636 / $35545
University of Richmond (University of Richmo) 4181$51227 / $51227$25090 / $25090
James Madison University (Harrisonburg) 24152$13590 / $31363$12545 / $31363
Christopher Newport University (Newport News) 5117$15681 / $29272$13590 / $22999
Virginia Military Institute (Lexington) 1717$17772 / $41817$N/A / $N/A
University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg) 5171$14636 / $31363$12545 / $21954
Liberty University (Lynchburg) 111084$17772 / $17772$9409 / $9409
Hollins University (Roanoke) 948$42863 / $42863$18818 / $18818
Randolph-Macon College (Ashland) 1418$39727 / $39727$N/A / $N/A
Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden-Sydney) 1087$43908 / $43908$N/A / $N/A
Shenandoah University (Winchester) 4879$35545 / $35545$24045 / $24045
Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg) 1866$40772 / $40772$15681 / $15681
Roanoke College (Salem) 2001$41817 / $41817$N/A / $N/A
Randolph College (Lynchburg) 655$43908 / $43908$13590 / $13590
Emory & Henry College (Emory) 1340$37636 / $37636$28227 / $28227
Bridgewater College (Bridgewater) 1922$38681 / $38681$21954 / $21954
Regent University (Virginia Beach) 12748$19863 / $19863$17772 / $17772
Longwood University (Farmville) 5864$14636 / $31363$9409 / $21954
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (Roanoke) 1258$12545 / $25090$13590 / $22999
Lynchburg College (Lynchburg) 3477$42863 / $42863$12545 / $12545
Marymount University (Arlington) 4055$34499 / $34499$20908 / $20908
Mary Baldwin College (Staunton) 2253$33454 / $33454$14636 / $14636
Bluefield College (Bluefield) 1426$29272 / $29272$10454 / $10454
Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar) 320$36590 / $36590$16727 / $16727
Southern Virginia University (Buena Vista) 732$15681 / $15681$N/A / $N/A
Virginia Wesleyan College (Norfolk) 1441$36590 / $36590$N/A / $N/A
The University of Virginia's College at Wise (Wise) 2027$10454 / $27181$N/A / $N/A
Norfolk State University (Norfolk) 5806$10454 / $21954$13590 / $26136
Virginia State University (Petersburg) 4836$10454 / $21954$12545 / $24045
Averett University (Danville) 878$32408 / $32408$9409 / $9409
Ferrum College (Ferrum) 1334$32408 / $32408$N/A / $N/A
Virginia Union University (Richmond) 1707$18818 / $18818$12545 / $12545
University of the Potomac-VA Campus (Vienna) 458$10454 / $10454$9409 / $9409
The Art Institute of Washington (Arlington) 888$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk) 1096$N/A / $N/A$20908 / $25090
Skyline College-Roanoke (Roanoke) 13$15681 / $15681$N/A / $N/A
Radford University (Radford) 11085$12545 / $25090$13590 / $22999
Hampton University (Hampton) 4802$30318 / $30318$13590 / $13590
Centura College-Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach) 164$17772 / $17772$N/A / $N/A
American National University (Salem) 1207$12545 / $12545$10454 / $10454
Westwood College-Arlington Ballston (Arlington) 0$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
ECPI University (Virginia Beach) 11735$15681 / $15681$13590 / $13590
Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach) 530$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond) 184$N/A / $N/A$14636 / $14636
Westwood College-Annandale (Annandale) 0$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
Argosy University-Washington DC (Arlington) 634$14636 / $14636$14636 / $14636
Appalachian College of Pharmacy (Oakwood) 202$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs (Danville) 870$12545 / $12545$13590 / $13590
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond (North Chesterfield) 488$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
Virginia University of Lynchburg (Lynchburg) 402$8363 / $8363$7318 / $7318
Institute for the Psychological Sciences (Arlington) 150$N/A / $N/A$33454 / $33454
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg) 1637$N/A / $N/A$17772 / $17772
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Henrico) 70$N/A / $N/A$14636 / $14636
Appalachian School of Law (Grundy) 109$N/A / $N/A$33454 / $33454
Stratford University (Fairfax) 4172$16727 / $16727$14636 / $14636

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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Virginia

Also referred as the "Mother of States" Virginia is located in the Mid Atlantic region of the US. With 8.5 million population (2017) and rising, the state of Virginia ranks 12th highest in population in the nation. The weather remains mild to humid, and minimum temperature in winters goes till 30F. Median household income is $62,000. The cost of living is also above the mean range of the country.

Economy / Companies / Jobs

The state not only features 20 (Freddie Mac, McLean, Capital One to name a few) Fortune 500 companies but also has the highest density of high-tech workers in the USA. Virginia is considered as one of the best states in the nation for businesses.

Employment in Virginia is projected at 9.0+ (healthcare and Technology are major growth areas) percent by 2024, while nation's average is 6.5%.

Education / Colleges and Universities

About 167 Colleges and Universities comprise the strict and firm college education system in the Old Dominion. On an average 20,000-30,000 students get enrolled in various universities each year in Virginia. This state has universities that top the charts in the fields of Fine arts, technology, science, and music.

Some of the top college and universities in the state to select from, are University of Virginia that has been named as a World Heritage Site, College of William and Mary, which educated U.S. Presidents namely, James Monroe, John Tyler and Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, which is popular for programs in law, economics and public policy and Virginia Commonwealth University as it ranks the highest for courses including medicine, health administration as well as social work and art.

With a $20,000 - $30,000 as an approximate fee for basic living expenditure and tuition fee for an out-of-state student in Virginia, the scholarship may seem essential. Although with summer jobs and training sessions that work well for students to earn some money, Universities and colleges are open to scholarships and loans. However, the federal government funds only two universities namely, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University to perform agriculture research and serve in cooperative extension.

Even with higher fees, the quality education, which is imparted in Virginia, attracts numerous foreign students for higher studies and research work.