Universities & Colleges in Virginia
*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
- Recommended program (Top 250)
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.