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71 Colleges
8,384 Yearly Graduations
$50,595 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,846 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Virginia is ranked #17 in the country with 8,384 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $12,649 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,563 a year.

About 47% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,961 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,280 Yearly Degrees
$16,639 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,353 students at ECPI University in total, 13,983 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,869 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ECPI University is 4.1 years.

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

Roughly 67% of students at ECPI University take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,000 during the early-career years.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
532 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.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

57% of Liberty University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#3

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
436 Yearly Degrees
$14,710 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. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at VCU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,195 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#4

Rappahannock Community College

Glenns, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$4,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 647 full-time undergraduates at RCC, and 2,629 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RCC is $23,400.

#5

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
306 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. It takes the average Old Dominion undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

68% of Old Dominion students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,627 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Old Dominion with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
264 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. 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.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,938 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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.

#7

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$18,895 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. For undergraduates at University of Virginia, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Roughly 27% of students at University of Virginia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,603 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 $50,300 during the early-career years.

#8

George Mason University

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

The total student population at George Mason University is 38,541, of which 27,104 students are undergraduates and of those, 21,603 are full-time. For undergraduates at GMU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Standard Healthcare Services - College of Nursing is 441, which includes 404 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Standard College of Nursing. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 8% are men and 92% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,304 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Public Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees
$4,695 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 994 full-time undergraduates at Southside Virginia Community College, and 3,123 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Students who graduate from Southside Virginia Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

John Tyler Community College

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

The total student population at John Tyler Community College is 9,440, which includes 2,173 full-time undergraduates. 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 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from John Tyler Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Reynolds Community College

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

There are 2,476 full-time undergraduates at Reynolds Community College, and 7,759 students altogether. 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 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

#13

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
166 Yearly Degrees
$33,830 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. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

69% of Shenandoah students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,962 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Shenandoah is $37,300.

#14

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
164 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.

Roughly 56% of students at Marymount take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,675 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#15

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$39,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 896 undergraduates at Eastern Mennonite, of which 812 are full-time, and there are 1,394 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,060 a year. Eastern Mennonite has a 6.8% 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 Eastern Mennonite is $34,400.

#16

Radford University Carilion

Roanoke, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees

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 RUC is $46,900.

#17

Sentara College of Health Sciences

Chesapeake, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$2,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sentara College of Health Sciences is $50,800.

#18

Centra College of Nursing

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
150 Yearly Degrees
$12,501 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. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Centra College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$14,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 456 students at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing in total, 365 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing has a 1.4% 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 Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is $52,000.

#20

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
139 Yearly Degrees
$5,610 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.

17% of Northern Virginia Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,709 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% 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.

#21

Chamberlain University - Virginia

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

There are 622 students at Chamberlain - Virginia in total, 221 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Chamberlain - Virginia, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chamberlain - Virginia is $67,100.

#22

Thomas Nelson Community College

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

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

18% of TNCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

#23

Germanna Community College

Locust Grove, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
122 Yearly Degrees
$4,585 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

14% of Germanna Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,817 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Germanna Community College is $25,000.

#24

Central Virginia Community College

Lynchburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees
$4,838 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Virginia Community College is 3,370, which includes 1,143 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

6% of Central Virginia Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,328 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,700 during the early-career years.

#25

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
115 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Radford is 4.3 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Radford take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

Other Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Blue Ridge Community College 114
27 Riverside College of Health Careers 111
28 Eastern Virginia Career College 104
29 Lord Fairfax Community College 94
29 Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach 94
31 Mountain Empire Community College 93
32 Virginia Western Community College 90
33 Tidewater Community College 87
34 Piedmont Virginia Community College 84
35 Danville Community College 80
36 Stratford University 79
37 Virginia Highlands Community College 73
38 Patrick Henry Community College 72
39 Wytheville Community College 69
40 Longwood University 66
41 Southwest Virginia Community College 64
42 New River Community College 57
43 Southside College of Health Sciences 54
43 Bluefield College 54
45 South University, Richmond 53
46 University of Lynchburg 50
47 Chester Career College 47
48 Dabney S Lancaster Community College 44
49 Paul D Camp Community College 40
49 University of Mary Washington 40
51 Hampton University 39
52 South University, Virginia Beach 38
53 Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing 33
54 Fortis College - Richmond 29
55 Eastern Shore Community College 26
56 Norfolk State University 25
56 Saint Michael College of Allied Health 25
58 Central School of Practical Nursing 19
58 Mary Baldwin University 19
60 Fortis College - Norfolk 18
61 Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing 12
62 The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 10
63 Centura College - Norfolk 9
64 Averett University 5
65 Regent University 4
65 Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies 4
67 Centura College - Richmond Main 3
68 American National University 2
69 Strayer University - Virginia 1
70 Randolph - Macon College 0
70 University of Phoenix - Virginia 0

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