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Virginia Business Colleges

84 Colleges
22,825 Yearly Graduations
$64,612 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,013 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 22,825 students received a business degree from a college in Virginia, making it rank #14 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,153 per year to get their degree at a college in Virginia, while out of state students will pay an average of $21,137 per year.

An estimated 50% of college students in Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,003 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
$16,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Liberty University is 85,586, of which 47,025 students 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.

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

Students who graduate from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,929 Yearly Degrees
$13,691 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,300 undergraduates at Virginia Tech, of which 28,584 are full-time, and there are 36,383 students altogether. Virginia Tech has a freshman retention rate of 93%, 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 70%. Of the accepted students, 57% 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 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
$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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

Roughly 53% of students at GMU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,922 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#4

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,645 Yearly Degrees
$17,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,010 undergraduates at University of Virginia, of which 16,267 are full-time, and there are 25,012 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at University of Virginia is 96%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 27%. Around 46% of accepted students 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.

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 51,822, which includes 15,540 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at Northern Virginia Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,827 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 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 4,332 undergraduates at Strayer University - Virginia, of which 814 are full-time, and there are 5,606 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 36 to 1.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - Virginia is $33,100.

#7

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$14,596 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,837 undergraduates at VCU, of which 19,825 are full-time, and there are 29,757 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

57% of VCU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,715 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,400 during the early-career years.

#8

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
949 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. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

#9

College of William and Mary

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

There are 6,256 undergraduates at William & Mary, of which 6,190 are full-time, and there are 8,773 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at William & Mary. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

25% of William & Mary students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,654 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from William & Mary is $43,900.

#10

Old Dominion University

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

The total student population at Old Dominion University is 23,675, of which 19,176 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,702 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.

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%.

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 6,693 full-time undergraduates at Tidewater Community College, and 19,064 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

27% of Tidewater Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,399 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% 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 226 undergraduates at University of Management and Technology, of which 181 are full-time, and there are 342 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at University of Management and Technology is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#13

University of Richmond

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

There are 3,914 students at URichmond in total, 3,202 of which 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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 33%. 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%!

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.

#14

Regent University

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

There are 4,408 undergraduates at Regent, of which 2,333 are full-time, and there are 10,365 students altogether. For undergraduates at Regent, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 93% of students at Regent take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,423 a year. Regent has a 5.6% 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 $31,400 during the early-career years.

#15

Radford University

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

There are 11,870 students at Radford in total, 7,967 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,494 are full-time. For undergraduates at Radford, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

72% of Radford students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#16

ECPI University

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

There are 13,487 students at ECPI University in total, 13,142 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,005 are full-time. For undergraduates at ECPI University, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

69% of ECPI University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,161 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% 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
$13,270 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.

Roughly 50% of students at UMW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,183 a year. UMW has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#18

Thomas Nelson Community College

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

The total student population at Thomas Nelson Community College is 7,314, which includes 2,184 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at TNCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,852 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

#19

Christopher Newport University

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

There are 4,919 students at CNU in total, 4,837 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,742 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

50% of CNU students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#19

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees
$54,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washington and Lee University is 2,264, of which 1,860 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,845 are full-time. Washington and Lee has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Only 22% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

26% of Washington and Lee students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,892 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Washington and Lee is $49,900.

#21

Stratford University

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

The total student population at Stratford University is 2,373, of which 1,975 students are undergraduates and of those, 558 are full-time. For undergraduates at Stratford University, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Roughly 27% of students at Stratford University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,997 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than 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.

#22

Hampton University

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

The total student population at Hampton University is 4,293, of which 3,714 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,491 are full-time. It takes the average Hampton undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

80% of Hampton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $21,539 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#23

Marymount University

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

There are 3,363 students at Marymount in total, 2,158 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,951 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.

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 student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

#24

Reynolds Community College

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

There are 8,711 students at Reynolds Community College in total, 2,606 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

10% of Reynolds Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,043 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Reynolds Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 218 undergraduates at Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies, of which 81 are full-time, and there are 485 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. 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. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies is $35,800.

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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