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84 Colleges
22,825 Yearly Graduations
$65,113 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,813 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Virginia is ranked #14 in the country with 22,825 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,278 per year to get their degree at a college in Virginia, while out of state students will pay an average of $21,258 per year.

An estimated 50% of college students in Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,203 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,908 Yearly Degrees
$15,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 47,988 undergraduates at Liberty University, of which 30,168 are full-time, and there are 93,349 students altogether. For undergraduates at Liberty University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Liberty University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,154 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,100 during the early-career years.

#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,929 Yearly Degrees
$13,749 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,020 undergraduates at Virginia Tech, of which 29,112 are full-time, and there are 37,024 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Virginia Tech is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,744 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,667 Yearly Degrees
$13,014 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,104 undergraduates at GMU, of which 21,603 are full-time, and there are 38,541 students altogether. It takes the average GMU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,950 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GMU is $44,900.

#4

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,645 Yearly Degrees
$18,895 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,310 undergraduates at University of Virginia, of which 16,319 are full-time, and there are 25,628 students altogether. It takes the average University of Virginia undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The acceptance rate at University of Virginia is 23%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,603 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,300 during the early-career years.

#5

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,116 Yearly Degrees
$5,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern Virginia Community College is 52,873, which includes 15,551 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,709 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern Virginia Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Strayer University - Virginia

Arlington, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,100 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,819 undergraduates at Strayer University - Virginia, of which 703 are full-time, and there are 4,797 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

36% of Strayer University - Virginia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,282 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar 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.

#7

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$14,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Virginia Commonwealth University is 29,070, of which 21,943 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,734 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,195 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average 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.

#8

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
949 Yearly Degrees
$12,330 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at James Madison University is 21,594, of which 19,727 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,420 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at JMU is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at JMU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,938 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from JMU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
843 Yearly Degrees
$23,362 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at William & Mary is 8,939, of which 6,236 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,131 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at William & Mary. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

22% of William & Mary students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,462 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.0% 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.

#10

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
827 Yearly Degrees
$10,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Old Dominion University is 24,286, of which 19,622 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,740 are full-time. It takes the average Old Dominion undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,627 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#11

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
621 Yearly Degrees
$5,561 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,769 students at Tidewater Community College in total, 5,806 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at Tidewater Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,667 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tidewater Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
600 Yearly Degrees
$9,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 193 undergraduates at University of Management and Technology, of which 161 are full-time, and there are 295 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at University of Management and Technology is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#13

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
491 Yearly Degrees
$56,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,056 students at URichmond in total, 3,323 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,137 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at URichmond is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 31% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at URichmond take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,523 a year. URichmond has a 1.2% 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 URichmond is $46,900.

#14

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
451 Yearly Degrees
$18,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,533 undergraduates at Regent, of which 2,376 are full-time, and there are 10,483 students altogether. For undergraduates at Regent, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,278 a year. Regent has a 6.5% 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 Regent is $31,400.

#15

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
366 Yearly Degrees
$11,416 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Radford University is 10,695, of which 7,307 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,788 are full-time. It takes the average Radford undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,693 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#16

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
269 Yearly Degrees
$16,639 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at ECPI University is 14,353, of which 13,983 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,869 are full-time. It takes the average ECPI University undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

67% of ECPI University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,983 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ECPI University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
235 Yearly Degrees
$13,634 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,293 students at UMW in total, 3,993 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,439 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,826 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#18

Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$4,806 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,991 full-time undergraduates at TNCC, and 6,256 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at TNCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,095 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from TNCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Christopher Newport University

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

The total student population at Christopher Newport University is 4,868, of which 4,758 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,653 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at CNU. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

49% of CNU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,325 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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.

#19

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees
$57,285 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,822 undergraduates at Washington and Lee, of which 1,821 are full-time, and there are 2,183 students altogether. It takes the average Washington and Lee undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

This a very selective school with only 25% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,923 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,900 during the early-career years.

#21

Stratford University

Fairfax, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
203 Yearly Degrees
$15,130 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,947 students at Stratford University in total, 1,682 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 480 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 55% of students at Stratford University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,499 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stratford University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees
$29,312 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,063 undergraduates at Hampton, of which 2,814 are full-time, and there are 3,516 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hampton is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Of the accepted students, 27% are men and 73% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $21,704 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#23

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
171 Yearly Degrees
$34,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,294 students at Marymount in total, 2,041 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,861 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Marymount is 4.2 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

56% of Marymount students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,675 a year. Marymount has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#24

Reynolds Community College

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
166 Yearly Degrees
$4,998 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,759 students at Reynolds Community College in total, 2,476 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

10% of Reynolds Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,715 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Reynolds Community College is $24,800.

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

There are 472 students at Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies in total, 196 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 108 are full-time. It takes the average Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Only 9% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,125 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

Other Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Longwood University 162
27 John Tyler Community College 152
27 Virginia State University 152
29 University of the Potomac - VA Campus 132
30 DeVry University - Virginia 124
31 Bridgewater College 120
32 Virginia Western Community College 106
32 Shenandoah University 106
34 University of Lynchburg 103
35 American National University 98
36 Blue Ridge Community College 91
37 Hampden - Sydney College 89
38 Lord Fairfax Community College 87
39 IGlobal University 81
39 Roanoke College 81
41 Randolph - Macon College 80
42 Eastern Mennonite University 75
43 Piedmont Virginia Community College 73
43 University of Phoenix - Virginia 73
45 Norfolk State University 70
45 Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach 70
47 Germanna Community College 65
48 Virginia International University 64
49 Virginia Union University 62
49 New River Community College 62
51 Virginia Wesleyan University 59
52 Bluefield College 58
53 The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 54
54 Virginia Military Institute 48
55 Danville Community College 44
56 Mary Baldwin University 42
56 Averett University 42
58 Emory and Henry College 39
59 Southern Virginia University 37
60 Patrick Henry Community College 36
61 Southwest Virginia Community College 30
62 Mountain Empire Community College 28
63 Virginia Highlands Community College 27
64 Ferrum College 26
65 Centura College - Chesapeake 25
66 Hollins University 23
66 Wytheville Community College 23
68 Centura College - Newport News 21
69 Dabney S Lancaster Community College 20
70 Central Virginia Community College 19
71 Virginia University of Lynchburg 18
72 Richard Bland College of William and Mary 17
73 Columbia College 16
74 Centura College - Virginia Beach 15
75 Southside Virginia Community College 14
75 Randolph College 14
75 Rappahannock Community College 14
78 South University, Virginia Beach 11
78 The Art Institute of Virginia Beach 11
80 Paul D Camp Community College 9
81 South University, Richmond 7
81 Sweet Briar College 7
83 Patrick Henry College 4
84 Eastern Shore Community College 3

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