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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

Virginia ranked #15 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 8,813 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $19,423 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $25,741 a year.

An estimated 56% of college students in Virginia take out loans, with the average 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

There are 85,586 students at Liberty University in total, 47,025 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 28,487 are full-time. It takes the average Liberty University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 30% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close 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 26,662 undergraduates at GMU, of which 21,672 are full-time, and there are 37,863 students altogether. It takes the average GMU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from GMU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Old Dominion University

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

There are 19,176 undergraduates at Old Dominion, of which 14,702 are full-time, and there are 23,675 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Old Dominion is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 65% of students at Old Dominion take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,262 a year. Old Dominion has a 6.9% 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 $35,500 during the early-career years.

#4

Virginia Commonwealth University

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

There are 29,757 students at VCU in total, 22,837 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,825 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at VCU is 4.5 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students 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. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 10,365, of which 4,408 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,333 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 student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Regent with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of Virginia - Main Campus

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

There are 25,012 students at University of Virginia in total, 17,010 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,267 are full-time. University of Virginia has a freshman retention rate of 96%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 27%. 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 average amount of student loans is $7,472 a year. University of Virginia has a 1.5% 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 University of Virginia is $50,300.

#7

James Madison University

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

There are 21,820 students at JMU in total, 19,895 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,798 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at JMU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,401 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JMU is $44,400.

#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 36,383, of which 29,300 students are undergraduates and of those, 28,584 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Virginia Tech. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Virginia Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

Students who graduate from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Radford University

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

There are 7,967 undergraduates at Radford, of which 7,494 are full-time, and there are 11,870 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

72% of Radford students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,827 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

#10

College of William and Mary

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

There are 8,773 students at William & Mary in total, 6,256 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,190 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students 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. William & Mary has a 1.4% 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 $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

The total student population at Shenandoah University is 3,791, of which 2,040 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,989 are full-time. For undergraduates at Shenandoah, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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 typical student loan amount 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 1,935 undergraduates at Lynchburg, of which 1,820 are full-time, and there are 2,956 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,044 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 4,488 students at UMW in total, 4,182 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,694 are full-time. It takes the average UMW undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

50% of UMW students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

Students who graduate from UMW with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Virginia State University

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

There are 4,025 undergraduates at Virginia State, of which 3,903 are full-time, and there are 4,365 students altogether. It takes the average Virginia State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at Longwood University is 4,468, of which 3,859 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,439 are full-time. For undergraduates at Longwood, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

64% of Longwood students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Marymount University is 3,363, of which 2,158 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,951 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Marymount is 4.4 years.

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

Roughly 52% of students at Marymount take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Marymount is $42,700.

#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 3,914, of which 3,202 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,004 are full-time. URichmond has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Roughly 35% of students at URichmond take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,552 a year. URichmond has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from URichmond with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 5,601, of which 5,112 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,583 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

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

Students who graduate from Norfolk State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Christopher Newport University

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

There are 4,837 undergraduates at CNU, of which 4,742 are full-time, and there are 4,919 students altogether. It takes the average CNU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,998 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CNU is $38,200.

#20

Mary Baldwin University

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

There are 1,407 undergraduates at Mary Baldwin, of which 1,043 are full-time, and there are 1,986 students altogether. It takes the average Mary Baldwin undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,876 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mary Baldwin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies is 485, of which 218 students are undergraduates and of those, 81 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

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

Roughly 100% of students at Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,500 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average 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 3,714 undergraduates at Hampton, of which 3,491 are full-time, and there are 4,293 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hampton is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Of the accepted students, 21% are men and 79% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $21,539 a year. Hampton has a 8.8% 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 $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

The total student population at Eastern Mennonite University is 1,358, of which 978 students are undergraduates and of those, 828 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Eastern Mennonite is 4.3 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,541 a year. Eastern Mennonite has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

#24

Emory and Henry College

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

There are 1,019 undergraduates at Emory & Henry College, of which 988 are full-time, and there are 1,292 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Emory & Henry College 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

#25

Strayer University - Virginia

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

The total student population at Strayer University - Virginia is 5,606, of which 4,332 students are undergraduates and of those, 814 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Strayer University - Virginia is 4.1 years.

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

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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