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71 Colleges
8,384 Yearly Graduations
$49,347 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,048 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Virginia ranked #17 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 8,384 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Virginia is $12,337 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $17,251 a year.

An estimated 50% of college students in Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,012 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 12,704 undergraduates at ECPI University, of which 12,567 are full-time, and there are 12,947 students altogether. For undergraduates at ECPI University, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
532 Yearly Degrees
$16,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 79,152 students at Liberty University in total, 45,935 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 27,401 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 30%. 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. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Liberty University is $32,100.

#3

Virginia Commonwealth University

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

The total student population at Virginia Commonwealth University is 30,697, of which 23,693 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,207 are full-time. For undergraduates at VCU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

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 3,082 students at RCC in total, 741 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Students who graduate from RCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Old Dominion University

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

There are 24,176 students at Old Dominion in total, 19,372 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,003 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,262 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#6

James Madison University

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

There are 21,751 students at JMU in total, 19,923 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,881 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at JMU. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. 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 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.

#7

University of Virginia - Main Campus

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

There are 16,777 undergraduates at University of Virginia, of which 15,990 are full-time, and there are 24,639 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Virginia, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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.

29% of University of Virginia students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,472 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
236 Yearly Degrees
$12,564 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,192 undergraduates at GMU, of which 21,213 are full-time, and there are 37,316 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at GMU is 88%, 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 81%. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees

There are 277 full-time undergraduates at Standard College of Nursing, and 311 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 42 to 1.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Around 9% of accepted students are men, and 91% are women.

Roughly 95% of students at Standard College of Nursing take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,940 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% 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

The total student population at Southside Virginia Community College is 3,430, which includes 1,091 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,900 during the early-career years.

#11

John Tyler Community College

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

There are 10,144 students at John Tyler Community College in total, 2,431 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

13% of John Tyler Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,570 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#12

Reynolds Community College

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

There are 8,737 students at Reynolds Community College in total, 2,453 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

#13

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
166 Yearly Degrees
$33,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,034 undergraduates at Shenandoah, of which 1,967 are full-time, and there are 3,817 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,095 a year. Shenandoah has a 4.1% 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 $37,300 during the early-career years.

#14

Marymount University

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

There are 2,287 undergraduates at Marymount, of which 2,070 are full-time, and there are 3,418 students altogether. It takes the average Marymount undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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.

#15

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$38,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,444 students at Eastern Mennonite in total, 1,040 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 849 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 54%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,541 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

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

There are 1,128 students at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in total, 776 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 615 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

About 39% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 19% are men and 81% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Jefferson College of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,823 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,900 during the early-career years.

#17

Sentara College of Health Sciences

Chesapeake, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$2,183 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sentara College of Health Sciences is 386, of which 372 students are undergraduates and of those, 244 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% 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 369 students at Centra College of Nursing in total, 59 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at Centra College of Nursing take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,103 a year. Centra College of Nursing has a 2.8% 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 Centra College of Nursing is $42,200.

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

There are 458 students at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing in total, 222 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% 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 $52,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Northern Virginia Community College

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

The total student population at Northern Virginia Community College is 50,929, which includes 16,709 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,827 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northern Virginia Community College is $33,200.

#21

Chamberlain University - Virginia

Arlington, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$19,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 176 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Virginia, and 506 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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

Roughly 100% of students at Chamberlain - Virginia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 7,685 students at TNCC in total, 2,447 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

#23

Germanna Community College

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

The total student population at Germanna Community College is 7,207, which includes 2,199 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

14% of Germanna Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,483 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,000 during the early-career years.

#24

Central Virginia Community College

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

There are 1,328 full-time undergraduates at Central Virginia Community College, and 4,047 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Central Virginia Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,099 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Virginia Community College is $23,700.

#25

Radford University

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

The total student population at Radford University is 9,335, of which 7,926 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,556 are full-time. It takes the average Radford undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

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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