Universities & Colleges in Virginia

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
University of Virginia-Main Campus (Charlottesville) 23883$15450 / $46350$18540 / $28840
College of William and Mary (Williamsburg) 8484$17510 / $43260$14420 / $30900
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg) 32663$13390 / $30900$15450 / $27810
Washington and Lee University (Lexington) 2172$48410 / $48410$48410 / $48410
George Mason University (Fairfax) 33929$11330 / $32960$14420 / $32960
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) 30918$13390 / $32960$13390 / $25750
Old Dominion University (Norfolk) 24672$10300 / $27810$12360 / $28840
University of Richmond (University of Richmo) 4181$50470 / $50470$24720 / $24720
Christopher Newport University (Newport News) 5172$13390 / $24720$11330 / $19570
Virginia Military Institute (Lexington) 1717$17510 / $41200$N/A / $N/A
James Madison University (Harrisonburg) 21227$11330 / $26780$11330 / $28840
Randolph-Macon College (Ashland) 1418$39140 / $39140$N/A / $N/A
Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden-Sydney) 1087$43260 / $43260$N/A / $N/A
University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg) 4647$12360 / $26780$10300 / $18540
Roanoke College (Salem) 2001$41200 / $41200$N/A / $N/A
Hampton University (Hampton) 4269$24720 / $24720$11330 / $11330
Hollins University (Roanoke) 802$37080 / $37080$18540 / $18540
Liberty University (Lynchburg) 80494$16480 / $16480$9270 / $9270
Bridgewater College (Bridgewater) 1834$32960 / $32960$N/A / $N/A
Regent University (Virginia Beach) 6950$17510 / $17510$2060 / $2060
Randolph College (Lynchburg) 688$37080 / $37080$13390 / $13390
Lynchburg College (Lynchburg) 2794$37080 / $37080$9270 / $9270
Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg) 1773$33990 / $33990$14420 / $14420
Shenandoah University (Winchester) 3820$31930 / $31930$22660 / $22660
Longwood University (Farmville) 5087$12360 / $26780$11330 / $25750
Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar) 320$36050 / $36050$16480 / $16480
Southern Virginia University (Buena Vista) 732$15450 / $15450$N/A / $N/A
Emory & Henry College (Emory) 1117$31930 / $31930$7210 / $7210
Marymount University (Arlington) 3363$29870 / $29870$17510 / $17510
Virginia Wesleyan College (Norfolk) 1441$36050 / $36050$N/A / $N/A
The University of Virginia's College at Wise (Wise) 2027$10300 / $26780$N/A / $N/A
Mary Baldwin College (Staunton) 1666$31930 / $31930$13390 / $13390
Bluefield College (Bluefield) 976$24720 / $24720$9270 / $9270
Averett University (Danville) 878$31930 / $31930$9270 / $9270
Virginia State University (Petersburg) 4696$9270 / $19570$11330 / $21630
Ferrum College (Ferrum) 1334$31930 / $31930$N/A / $N/A
Norfolk State University (Norfolk) 5107$9270 / $21630$10300 / $22660
Virginia Union University (Richmond) 1922$16480 / $16480$14420 / $14420
Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk) 1096$N/A / $N/A$20600 / $24720
Centura College-Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach) 164$17510 / $17510$N/A / $N/A
American National University (Salem) 1207$12360 / $12360$10300 / $10300
Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond) 184$N/A / $N/A$14420 / $14420
Virginia University of Lynchburg (Lynchburg) 402$8240 / $8240$7210 / $7210
Skyline College-Roanoke (Roanoke) 13$15450 / $15450$N/A / $N/A
Westwood College-Arlington Ballston (Arlington) 0$16480 / $16480$N/A / $N/A
Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs (Danville) 991$11330 / $11330$13390 / $13390
Appalachian School of Law (Grundy) 109$N/A / $N/A$32960 / $32960
Stratford University (Fairfax) 3303$16480 / $16480$14420 / $14420
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg) 1637$N/A / $N/A$17510 / $17510
Institute for the Psychological Sciences (Arlington) 150$N/A / $N/A$32960 / $32960
Westwood College-Annandale (Annandale) 0$16480 / $16480$N/A / $N/A
Appalachian College of Pharmacy (Oakwood) 202$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Argosy University-Washington DC (Arlington) 634$14420 / $14420$14420 / $14420
Radford University (Radford) 9743$10300 / $23690$11330 / $20600
The Art Institute of Washington (Arlington) 888$18540 / $18540$N/A / $N/A
University of the Potomac-VA Campus (Vienna) 189$14420 / $14420$19570 / $19570
Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach) 530$16480 / $16480$N/A / $N/A
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond (North Chesterfield) 488$16480 / $16480$N/A / $N/A
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (Roanoke) 1062$25750 / $25750$21630 / $21630
ECPI University (Virginia Beach) 11735$15450 / $15450$13390 / $13390
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Henrico) 70$N/A / $N/A$14420 / $14420

*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.