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84 Schools in Virginia Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Argosy University-Washington D.C.

    Arlington, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,685
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,474
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Averett University

    Danville, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,950
    Years Accredited
    87 (1928)
    Student Population
    963
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs

    Danville, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,100
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    2,188
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond

    Richmond, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    17 (1997)
    Student Population
    118
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Blue Ridge Community College

    Weyers Cave, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,404
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    6,807
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Bluefield College

    Bluefield, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,060
    Years Accredited
    66 (1949)
    Student Population
    979
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

    Richmond, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,606
    Years Accredited
    5 (2009)
    Student Population
    313
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton

    Hampton, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,085
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    775
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond

    North Chesterfield, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,085
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    1,653
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,085
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    1,345
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Central Virginia Community College

    Lynchburg, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,885
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    7,707
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Centura College-Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,912
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    2,949
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Chamberlain College of Nursing-Virginia

    Arlington, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,960
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    276
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Columbia College

    Fairfax, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    448
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Danville Community College

    Danville, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,795
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    6,493
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Virginia

    Arlington, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    826
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    DeVry University-Virginia

    Arlington, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,915
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    1,622
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Eastern Mennonite University

    Harrisonburg, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,970
    Years Accredited
    55 (1959)
    Student Population
    2,134
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Eastern Shore Community College

    Melfa, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,654
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    1,381
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Norfolk, VA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    1,045
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

The recent recession caused many entities, state governments included, to tighten their coffers, specifically allocations to higher education, one of the root causes of tuition hikes over the past decade. According to a 2012 report by the College Board, tuition at the state’s public 4-year colleges and universities increased by 67.3% between 2007 and 2012.

In 2012, Virginia’s General Assembly added $150 million to the support higher education for education and general fund costs. $65 million in 2012-2013 and $83 million in fiscal year 2014. And because of this additional funding, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia noted that tuition and fees increased by the lowest amount in the past decade: just 4.1%.

College Enrollment

There are 119 institutions of higher education in Virginia. Between 2000 and 2010, those schools saw an increase in enrollment by 95,224 individuals, an increase of 30.3% over the decade, according to the College Board’s 2012 report. Interestingly, the fourth chapter of a report from Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission noted that, while Virginia’s public schools educated a smaller portion of higher education students, overall, those students graduated faster than in other states, which helps to lower the cost of their degrees.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Virginia529 inVEST: This is Virginia’s direct-sold portfolio of stocks and bonds for individuals who wish to save money for higher education.There are two portfolio types: age based and non-evolving portfolios.
    • Virginia529 prePAID: This plan is for Virginia children from newborn to ninth grades; this plan allows account owners to pre-pay tuition and fees on two pricing tiers. There are limited enrollment periods for the Virginia529 prePAID plan.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • The Virginia Network for Women in Higher Education: This is the Virginia chapter of the American Council on Education Women’s Network. The organization’s goals are to promote women’s leadership in higher education and create an educational climate in which women can participate with men equally.
    • Virginia Latino Higher Education Network: A network of Latino and non-Latino faculty and administrators in public and private colleges, to mentor Latino students. The group works with community partners for outreach on Latino issues and barriers to higher education.
  4. Higher Education News

    • VaHigherEd.com: This blog focuses on higher education issues at Virginia’s community colleges.
    • SCHEV Research Blogs: Blogs from the State Commission on Higher Education for Virginia’s research department cover policy and news in the state’s higher education world.

Higher Education in Virginia

Virginia Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 64% Virginia
      Graduation Rate
    • 1516 SAT Virginia
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Virginia

  • VA US
    Public 2-Year
  • VA US
    Public 4-Year
  • VA US
    Private 4-year

Virginia Institutions

  • VA US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • VA US
    Public
    Institutions
  • VA US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • VA US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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