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63 Colleges
6,775 Yearly Graduations
$53,462 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,601 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Virginia is ranked #17 in the country with 6,775 degrees handed out in 2021. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Virginia is $13,366 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $18,369 a year.

An estimated 47% of college students in Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,900 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
780 Yearly Degrees
$17,479 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,983 undergraduates at ECPI University, of which 13,869 are full-time, and there are 14,353 students altogether. For undergraduates at ECPI University, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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 typical student loan amount is $7,983 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ECPI University is $34,780.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
725 Yearly Degrees
$16,160 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Liberty University is 4.5 years.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. 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 student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,492 during the early-career years.

#3

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
377 Yearly Degrees
$15,028 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,070 students at VCU in total, 21,943 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,734 are full-time. It takes the average VCU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

52% of VCU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,195 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,487 during the early-career years.

#4

Old Dominion University

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

There are 24,286 students at Old Dominion in total, 19,622 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,740 are full-time. For undergraduates at Old Dominion, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 68% of students at Old Dominion take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,627 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,015 during the early-career years.

#5

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
292 Yearly Degrees
$19,785 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Virginia - Main Campus is 25,628, of which 17,310 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,319 are full-time. It takes the average University of Virginia undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Only 23% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,603 a year. University of Virginia has a 0.7% 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 University of Virginia is $64,712.

#6

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
290 Yearly Degrees
$12,638 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. For undergraduates at JMU, the average graduation time 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.

40% of JMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,938 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% 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 $52,050 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
266 Yearly Degrees
$13,119 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 38,541 students at GMU in total, 27,104 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,603 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at GMU is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

47% of GMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,950 a year. GMU has a 2.5% 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 $55,303 during the early-career years.

#8

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees
$11,542 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,695 students at Radford in total, 7,307 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,788 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 79%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

73% of Radford students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,693 a year. Radford has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Radford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,066 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Stratford University

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

There are 1,682 undergraduates at Stratford University, of which 480 are full-time, and there are 1,947 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,499 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,245 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$15,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is 456, which includes 365 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $60,405 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
183 Yearly Degrees
$34,490 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,174 students at Shenandoah in total, 2,267 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,097 are full-time. For undergraduates at Shenandoah, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,962 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Shenandoah with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,672 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$17,308 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach is 1,515, which includes 925 full-time undergraduates. Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

75% of Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,600 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,049 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Chamberlain University - Virginia

Arlington, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$20,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 221 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Virginia, and 622 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Chamberlain - Virginia is 100%, 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 64%.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Chamberlain - Virginia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $72,210 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
138 Yearly Degrees
$35,250 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. For undergraduates at Marymount, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 56% of students at Marymount take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,675 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,242 during the early-career years.

#15

Germanna Community College

Locust Grove, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
133 Yearly Degrees
$4,913 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,329 full-time undergraduates at Germanna Community College, and 7,679 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Germanna Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,817 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,705 during the early-career years.

#16

Sentara College of Health Sciences

Chesapeake, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$2,637 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 341 students at Sentara College of Health Sciences in total, 275 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 219 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Sentara College of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $62,836 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Centra College of Nursing

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$14,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 314 students at Centra College of Nursing in total, 42 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 22% are men and 78% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,691 a year. Centra College of Nursing has a 2.2% 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 Centra College of Nursing is $47,604.

#18

Reynolds Community College

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$3,998 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Reynolds Community College is 7,759, which includes 2,476 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,715 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Reynolds Community College is $29,188.

#19

John Tyler Community College

Chester, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,173 full-time undergraduates at John Tyler Community College, and 9,440 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

12% of John Tyler Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,559 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from John Tyler Community College is $30,355.

#20

Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
106 Yearly Degrees
$4,739 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,889 full-time undergraduates at Lord Fairfax Community College, and 6,337 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,842 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,032 during the early-career years.

#21

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$39,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Mennonite University is 1,394, of which 896 students are undergraduates and of those, 812 are full-time. For undergraduates at Eastern Mennonite, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

71% of Eastern Mennonite students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,060 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Eastern Mennonite with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,387 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees
$5,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 52,873 students at Northern Virginia Community College in total, 15,551 are 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 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Northern Virginia Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,623 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Riverside College of Health Careers

Newport News, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees
$12,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 303 students at Riverside College of Health Careers in total, 280 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,815 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,767 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$4,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,086 students at VHCC in total, 843 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,816 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,792 during the early-career years.

#25

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$4,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Piedmont Virginia Community College is 4,864, which includes 1,233 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at PVCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,345 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PVCC is $30,519.

Other Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Rappahannock Community College 71
27 Thomas Nelson Community College 68
28 Standard Healthcare Services - College of Nursing 65
29 Wytheville Community College 62
30 New River Community College 57
31 Longwood University 54
31 Mountain Empire Community College 54
33 Virginia Western Community College 51
34 Southwest Virginia Community College 50
35 Blue Ridge Community College 48
35 University of Mary Washington 48
37 Bluefield College 47
37 University of Lynchburg 47
37 Tidewater Community College 47
40 Eastern Virginia Career College 46
41 Southside Virginia Community College 44
42 Fortis College - Norfolk 43
43 Southside College of Health Sciences 42
44 South University, Virginia Beach 40
45 Fortis College - Richmond 39
46 Dabney S Lancaster Community College 38
47 Paul D Camp Community College 36
48 Patrick Henry Community College 30
49 South University, Richmond 27
50 The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 22
51 Hampton University 19
52 Mary Baldwin University 18
53 Averett University 16
54 Regent University 15
54 Saint Michael College of Allied Health 15
56 Norfolk State University 14
57 Danville Community College 10
58 American National University 5
59 Strayer University - Virginia 0
59 Ferrum College 0
59 Emory and Henry College 0
59 Randolph - Macon College 0
59 Virginia State University 0

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