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44 Colleges
8,813 Yearly Graduations
$77,693 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,534 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 8,813 students received a teaching degree from a college in Virginia, making it rank #15 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Virginia is $19,423 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $25,741 a year.

About 56% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,384 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,706 Yearly Degrees
$16,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Liberty University is 79,152, of which 45,935 students are undergraduates and of those, 27,401 are full-time. For undergraduates at Liberty University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 30% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Liberty University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,133 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Liberty University is $32,100.

#2

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,374 Yearly Degrees
$12,564 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,316 students at GMU in total, 26,192 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,213 are full-time. For undergraduates at GMU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,922 a year. GMU has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,900 during the early-career years.

#3

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
719 Yearly Degrees
$10,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,176 students at Old Dominion in total, 19,372 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,003 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

65% of Old Dominion students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,262 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Old Dominion is $35,500.

#4

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
693 Yearly Degrees
$14,596 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,693 undergraduates at VCU, of which 20,207 are full-time, and there are 30,697 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at VCU is 4.5 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at VCU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,715 a year. VCU has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from VCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
526 Yearly Degrees
$18,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Regent University is 9,889, of which 4,353 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,355 are full-time. For undergraduates at Regent, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,423 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Regent is $31,400.

#6

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
419 Yearly Degrees
$17,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,639 students at University of Virginia in total, 16,777 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,990 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at University of Virginia. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 29% of students at University of Virginia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,472 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
361 Yearly Degrees
$12,206 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at James Madison University is 21,751, of which 19,923 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,881 are full-time. It takes the average JMU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

43% of JMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,401 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,400 during the early-career years.

#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$13,691 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Virginia Tech is 34,683, of which 27,811 students are undergraduates and of those, 27,180 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech is 4.3 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,607 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,000 during the early-career years.

#9

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
292 Yearly Degrees
$11,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,926 undergraduates at Radford, of which 7,556 are full-time, and there are 9,335 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Radford is 4.3 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Radford take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,827 a year. Radford has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Radford is $36,400.

#10

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$22,922 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,377 undergraduates at William & Mary, of which 6,300 are full-time, and there are 8,817 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at William & Mary. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 25% of students at William & Mary take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,654 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,900 during the early-career years.

#11

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$33,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,817 students at Shenandoah in total, 2,034 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,967 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

67% of Shenandoah students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,095 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,300 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$40,690 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,081 students at Lynchburg in total, 2,086 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,930 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lynchburg is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

68% of Lynchburg students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,044 a year. Lynchburg has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lynchburg is $34,200.

#13

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$13,270 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Mary Washington is 4,727, of which 4,410 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,876 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMW is 4.2 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at UMW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,183 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,800 during the early-career years.

#14

Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$9,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,996 undergraduates at Virginia State, of which 3,862 are full-time, and there are 4,385 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Virginia State is 4.5 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 92% of students at Virginia State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,477 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Virginia State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Longwood University

Farmville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$13,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,324 undergraduates at Longwood, of which 3,793 are full-time, and there are 4,911 students altogether. For undergraduates at Longwood, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Longwood take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,177 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$32,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,418 students at Marymount in total, 2,287 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,070 are full-time. For undergraduates at Marymount, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,318 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Marymount with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$54,690 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Richmond is 4,002, of which 3,295 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,040 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at URichmond. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

About 33% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,552 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from URichmond is $46,900.

#18

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$9,622 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Norfolk State University is 5,204, of which 4,660 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,133 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,704 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Norfolk State is $26,200.

#19

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees
$14,924 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,957 students at CNU in total, 4,857 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,789 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CNU is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,998 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from CNU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
59 Yearly Degrees
$31,110 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mary Baldwin University is 1,902, of which 1,327 students are undergraduates and of those, 960 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mary Baldwin, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 6% are men and 94% are women.

83% of Mary Baldwin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,876 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,400 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$11,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 292 undergraduates at Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies, of which 93 are full-time, and there are 612 students altogether. Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 7% are men and 93% are women.

100% of Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,500 a year. Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$28,024 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,321 students at Hampton in total, 3,672 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,510 are full-time. For undergraduates at Hampton, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Around 21% of accepted students are men, and 79% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Hampton take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $21,539 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

#23

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$38,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,040 undergraduates at Eastern Mennonite, of which 849 are full-time, and there are 1,444 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Eastern Mennonite is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

75% of Eastern Mennonite students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,541 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Mennonite is $34,400.

#24

Emory and Henry College

Emory, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$35,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Emory and Henry College is 1,246, of which 979 students are undergraduates and of those, 956 are full-time. For undergraduates at Emory & Henry College, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,699 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Emory & Henry College is $29,900.

#25

Strayer University - Virginia

Arlington, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,124 undergraduates at Strayer University - Virginia, of which 960 are full-time, and there are 5,520 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 36 to 1.

25% of Strayer University - Virginia students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,917 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - Virginia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Ferrum College 29
27 Tidewater Community College 26
28 Virginia Union University 22
29 Bluefield College 17
30 Virginia Wesleyan University 15
31 Hollins University 11
32 Patrick Henry Community College 10
33 Randolph College 9
34 Roanoke College 8
35 Averett University 7
36 Columbia College 6
36 Eastern Virginia Medical School 6
38 Piedmont Virginia Community College 4
38 Virginia International University 4
40 Sweet Briar College 1
40 Northern Virginia Community College 1
42 Reynolds Community College 0
42 Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach 0
42 John Tyler Community College 0

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