Virginia Colleges Statistics

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2023 Virginia Colleges Statistics

In Virginia State, there are 159 Virginia Colleges - 44 public and 115 private schools. Among them, 153 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 63 schools have graduate programs. 87 Virginia Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities in Virginia.
Total 547,666 students are attending Virginia Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 14.43 to 1. The 2023 average tuition & fees at Virginia Colleges is $8,708 for Virginia residents and $19,804 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $15,005 for Virginia residents and $19,920 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for Virginia Colleges.
Virginia Colleges Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools159 schools
By Types44 public, 115 private
By Levels84 four(4) years
40 two but less than four years
35 less than two(2) years
By Categories16 National Universities
16 Liberal Arts Colleges
40 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$8,708 Virginia residents
$19,804 out-of-state
Graduate$15,005 Virginia residents
$19,920 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$9,491
Student Population547,666
Undergraduate431,583
Graduate116,083
Acceptance Rate72.33%
Test Scores1,172 SAT, 26 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio14.43 to 1

Virginia Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The following table lists Virginia Colleges ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the Virginia college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2022-2023 Virginia Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Washington and Lee University
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Private, 4-yearsLexington, VA
$61,750 $50,487 2,24317% 1,480 SAT
34 ACT
7 to 1
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus
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Public, 4-yearsCharlottesville, VA
$57,374
($21,425)
$23,989 26,08219% 1,490 SAT
33 ACT
15 to 1
3 William & Mary
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Public, 4-yearsWilliamsburg, VA
$47,196
($23,970)
$18,578 9,65434% 1,460 SAT
33 ACT
12 to 1
4 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Public, 4-yearsBlacksburg, VA
$34,920
($14,666)
$8,832 38,17057% 1,330 SAT
30 ACT
17 to 1
5 James Madison University
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Public, 4-yearsHarrisonburg, VA
$30,152
($13,092)
$9,388 22,22478% 1,240 SAT
26 ACT
17 to 1
6 University of Richmond
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Private, 4-yearsUniversity of Richmond, VA
$60,330 $41,231 3,87624% 1,470 SAT
33 ACT
8 to 1
7 Virginia Military Institute
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Public, 4-yearsLexington, VA
$49,722
($19,914)
$17,109 1,51271% 1,185 SAT
26 ACT
10 to 1
8 Regent University
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Private, 4-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$19,680 $7,906 10,33732% 1,150 SAT
23 ACT
21 to 1
9 University of Virginia's College at Wise
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Public, 4-yearsWise, VA
$31,592
($11,498)
$11,719 1,70476% 1,040 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
10 Hampden-Sydney College
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Private, 4-yearsHampden-Sydney, VA
$50,740 $34,975 84640% 1,160 SAT
26 ACT
9 to 1
11 George Mason University
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Public, 4-yearsFairfax, VA
$37,566
($13,401)
$9,810 39,04990% 1,250 SAT
28 ACT
16 to 1
12 Bridgewater College
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Private, 4-yearsBridgewater, VA
$39,800 $29,602 1,42190% 1,120 SAT
24 ACT
13 to 1
13 Christopher Newport University
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Public, 4-yearsNewport News, VA
$28,663
($15,425)
$8,733 4,55985% 1,190 SAT
26 ACT
13 to 1
14 Virginia Commonwealth University
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Public, 4-yearsRichmond, VA
$37,588
($15,642)
$11,794 28,08291% 1,160 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
15 Hollins University
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Private, 4-yearsRoanoke, VA
$41,210 $35,602 80372% 1,195 SAT
27 ACT
8 to 1
16 Marymount University
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Private, 4-yearsArlington, VA
$36,800 $21,312 3,71181% - 13 to 1
17 Randolph-Macon College
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Private, 4-yearsAshland, VA
$46,460 $31,528 1,49085% 1,110 SAT
25 ACT
10 to 1
19 Hampton University
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Private, 4-yearsHampton, VA
$29,162 $17,983 3,28674% 1,030 SAT
22 ACT
13 to 1
20 Mary Baldwin University
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Private, 4-yearsStaunton, VA
$32,036 $20,634 1,957- - 12 to 1
21 Longwood University
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Public, 4-yearsFarmville, VA
$26,780
($14,600)
$10,660 4,35888% 1,120 SAT
20 ACT
13 to 1
22 Liberty University
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Private, 4-yearsLynchburg, VA
$16,203 $7,344 96,70999% - 18 to 1
23 University of Mary Washington
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Public, 4-yearsFredericksburg, VA
$31,214
($14,294)
$7,883 3,75786% 1,250 SAT
28 ACT
12 to 1
24 Roanoke College
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Private, 4-yearsSalem, VA
$35,200 $32,295 1,82680% 1,160 SAT
25 ACT
11 to 1
25 Eastern Mennonite University
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Private, 4-yearsHarrisonburg, VA
$40,990 $26,974 1,33499% - 10 to 1
26 Emory & Henry College
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Private, 4-yearsEmory, VA
$35,155 $29,675 1,35897% - 12 to 1
27 Randolph College
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Private, 4-yearsLynchburg, VA
$27,930 $26,899 55395% 1,050 SAT
25 ACT
7 to 1
28 University of Lynchburg
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Private, 4-yearsLynchburg, VA
$34,500 $27,964 2,39496% 1,115 SAT
25 ACT
10 to 1
29 Norfolk State University
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Public, 4-yearsNorfolk, VA
$20,790
($9,622)
$11,797 5,78390% 940 SAT
18 ACT
18 to 1
30 Old Dominion University
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Public, 4-yearsNorfolk, VA
$31,170
($11,220)
$8,858 23,10795% 1,170 SAT
24 ACT
16 to 1
31 University of Management and Technology
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Private, 4-yearsArlington, VA
$9,450 $5,450 1,189- - 21 to 1
32 Southern Virginia University
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Private, 4-yearsBuena Vista, VA
$19,108 $11,482 1,05399% 1,080 SAT
21 ACT
17 to 1
33 Virginia State University
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Public, 4-yearsPetersburg, VA
$21,409
($9,654)
$11,964 4,64890% 910 SAT
16 ACT
12 to 1
34 Virginia Union University
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Private, 4-yearsRichmond, VA
$14,305 $12,717 1,86081% 900 SAT 17 to 1
35 Radford University
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Public, 4-yearsRadford, VA
$24,453
($11,916)
$8,896 7,71893% 1,050 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
36 Virginia Wesleyan University
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Private, 4-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$36,960 $27,000 1,53881% 1,260 SAT
28 ACT
13 to 1
37 Shenandoah University
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Private, 4-yearsWinchester, VA
$35,170 $22,883 4,26080% - 11 to 1
38 Sweet Briar College
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Private, 4-yearsSweet Briar, VA
$23,590 $13,706 46076% 1,220 SAT
26 ACT
8 to 1
39 Strayer University-Virginia
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Private, 4-yearsArlington, VA
$13,515 $6,239 2,608- - 41 to 1
- Rappahannock Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsGlenns, VA
$10,823
($4,820)
$1,943 2,591- - 22 to 1
- Centura College-Newport News
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNewport News, VA
$16,637 $4,898 209- - 15 to 1
- Empire Beauty School-Virginia Beach
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Private, Less than 2 yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$18,750 $5,541 171- - 23 to 1
- Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center
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Public, Less than 2 yearsCulpeper, VA
$18,500 $4,517 59- - 16 to 1
- New River Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsDublin, VA
$10,699
($4,697)
$6,067 3,980- - 28 to 1
- Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging
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Private, 2-4 yearsRichmond, VA
$6,636 $5,308 27- - 7 to 1
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Norfolk
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Private, 2-4 yearsNorfolk, VA
$16,757 $5,725 232- - 10 to 1
- Standard Healthcare Services-College of Nursing
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Private, 2-4 yearsFalls Church, VA
$21,887 $4,725 62333% - 37 to 1
- Virginia University of Lynchburg
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Private, 4-yearsLynchburg, VA
$9,400 $9,171 837- - 14 to 1
- Ascent College
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Private, 4-yearsHampton, VA
$7,300 $5,236 99- - 4 to 1
- Danville Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsDanville, VA
$10,728
($4,725)
$6,515 2,274- - 20 to 1
- Paul D Camp Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsFranklin, VA
$10,733
($4,730)
$4,279 1,188- - 19 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Roanoke
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRoanoke, VA
$19,034 $4,342 106- - 18 to 1
- Centra College
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Private, 4-yearsLynchburg, VA
$13,156 $3,572 22740% - 10 to 1
- Chester Career College
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Private, 2-4 yearsCHESTER, VA
$32,585 $4,971 140- - 16 to 1
- Patrick Henry College
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Private, 4-yearsPurcellville, VA
$28,425 $13,891 40976% 1,360 SAT
29 ACT
15 to 1
- Ferrum College
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Private, 4-yearsFerrum, VA
$38,320 $27,498 85584% 1,010 SAT 11 to 1
- ECPI University
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Private, 4-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$18,484 $5,183 11,74083% - 12 to 1
- Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
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Private, Less than 2 yearsFalls Church, VA
$11,515 $2,034 139- - 10 to 1
- American National University
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Private, 4-yearsSalem, VA
$10,856 $5,579 1,113- - 11 to 1
- Virginia Highlands Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsAbingdon, VA
$10,728
($4,725)
$4,411 2,068- - 17 to 1
- Divine Mercy University
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Private, 4-yearsSterling, VA
$24,405 - 407- - -
- J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsRichmond, VA
$11,001
($4,998)
$4,562 7,527- - 20 to 1
- CET-Alexandria
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Private, Less than 2 yearsAlexandria, VA
$13,736 $5,496 60- - 30 to 1
- Luckes Beauty Academy LLC
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNewport News, VA
$17,100 $4,577 21- - 11 to 1
- Asher Institute of Hampton
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Private, Less than 2 yearsHampton, VA
$17,134 $5,453 116- - 17 to 1
- Columbia College
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Private, 2-4 yearsVienna, VA
$8,820 $5,348 182- - 12 to 1
- Mountain Gateway Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsClifton Forge, VA
$10,743
($4,740)
$5,398 946- - 16 to 1
- Patrick & Henry Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMartinsville, VA
$10,723
($4,720)
$4,565 1,861- - 18 to 1
- Staunton School of Cosmetology
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Private, Less than 2 yearsStaunton, VA
$16,575 $4,840 22- - 12 to 1
- American Massage & Bodywork Institute
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Private, Less than 2 yearsVienna, VA
$11,100 $2,796 88- - 12 to 1
- Eastern Shore Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMelfa, VA
$10,728
($4,800)
$4,179 658- - 16 to 1
- Wytheville Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWytheville, VA
$10,728
($4,725)
$5,610 2,116- - 23 to 1
- Chamberlain University-Virginia
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Private, 4-yearsVienna, VA
$20,652 $3,985 66350% - 9 to 1
- Mountain Empire Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsBig Stone Gap, VA
$10,728
($4,725)
$5,429 1,928- - 18 to 1
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas
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Private, 2-4 yearsManassas, VA
$16,757 $5,693 188- - 15 to 1
- Riverside College of Health Careers
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Private, 4-yearsNewport News, VA
$12,380 $3,526 338100% - 11 to 1
- Centura College-Chesapeake
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Private, 4-yearsChesapeake, VA
$16,637 $5,112 189- - 19 to 1
- DeVry University-Virginia
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Private, 4-yearsArlington, VA
$15,032 $9,334 7633% - 5 to 1
- Empire Beauty School-Richmond
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRichmond, VA
$18,750 $5,242 50- - 17 to 1
- Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach
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Private, 4-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$17,211 $6,800 1,281- - 18 to 1
- Laurel Ridge Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMiddletown, VA
$10,742
($4,739)
$3,782 5,720- - 25 to 1
- Southwest Virginia Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCedar Bluff, VA
$10,736
($4,733)
$5,448 2,163- - 19 to 1
- Appalachian School of Law
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Private, 4-yearsGrundy, VA
- - 152- - -
- Another Level Barbering and Cosmetology School
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Private, Less than 2 yearsPetersburg, VA
$16,277 $5,161 50- - 2 to 1
- Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsLynchburg, VA
$19,062 $4,914 116- - 12 to 1
- Fairfax University of America
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Private, 4-yearsFairfax, VA
$10,128 $2,800 431% - 5 to 1
- Bluefield University
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Private, 4-yearsBluefield, VA
$29,420 $16,559 99163% - 15 to 1
- Sovah School of Health Professions
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Private, 2-4 yearsDanville, VA
$27,817 $6,894 23- - 5 to 1
- Union Presbyterian Seminary
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Private, 4-yearsRichmond, VA
- - 177- - -
- Empire Beauty School-Midlothian
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Private, Less than 2 yearsMidlothian, VA
$18,750 $5,126 84- - 20 to 1
- Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
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Private, 4-yearsRichmond, VA
$15,300 $2,825 481- - 9 to 1
- Fortis College-Richmond
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Private, 2-4 yearsRichmond, VA
$14,332 $4,547 353- - 17 to 1
- The Chrysm Institute of Esthetics
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Private, Less than 2 yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$10,000 $3,503 217- - 24 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Tysons Corner
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Private, Less than 2 yearsMcLean, VA
$21,000 $5,862 129- - 9 to 1
- Northern Virginia Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsAnnandale, VA
$11,648
($5,565)
$6,154 51,896- - 28 to 1
- Southside Virginia Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsAlberta, VA
$10,698
($4,695)
$5,898 3,112- - 24 to 1
- Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing
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Public, Less than 2 yearsHenrico, VA
$2,460 $5,632 10174% - 10 to 1
- The Esthetic Institute
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Private, Less than 2 yearsVienna, VA
$10,000 $2,892 115- - 16 to 1
- South University-Richmond
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Private, 4-yearsGlen Allen, VA
$16,560 $4,888 442- - 12 to 1
- South University-Virginia Beach
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Private, 4-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$16,560 $5,184 240- - 8 to 1
- Blue Ridge Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWeyers Cave, VA
$11,367
($5,364)
$3,977 3,562- - 20 to 1
- Tidewater Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsNorfolk, VA
$11,564
($5,561)
$4,018 16,195- - 20 to 1
- University of the Potomac-VA Campus
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Private, 4-yearsFALLS CHURCH, VA
$9,990 $1,950 569- - 13 to 1
- Richard Bland College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSouth Prince George, VA
$14,040
($8,250)
$4,062 2,05179% - 27 to 1
- Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing
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Public, Less than 2 yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$5,090 $4,789 54- - 7 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Woodbridge
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Private, Less than 2 yearsWoodbridge, VA
$17,648 $6,554 37- - 10 to 1
- Virginia Beach Theological Seminary
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Private, 4-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$8,400 - 40100% - 1 to 1
- Central Virginia Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsLynchburg, VA
$10,856
($4,853)
$3,693 3,388- - 18 to 1
- Cayce/Reilly School of Massage
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Private, Less than 2 yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$10,900 $2,086 54- - 12 to 1
- Virginia University of Integrative Medicine
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Private, 4-yearsVienna, VA
$9,040 - 393- - -
- Piedmont Virginia Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCharlottesville, VA
$10,793
($4,790)
$3,030 5,022- - 19 to 1
- The Art Institute of Virginia Beach
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Private, 4-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$20,794 $6,877 88- - 7 to 1
- Centura College-Virginia Beach
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Private, 2-4 yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$16,637 $5,380 109- - 11 to 1
- Averett University
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Private, 4-yearsDanville, VA
$37,790 $22,440 1,36376% 1,010 SAT
20 ACT
12 to 1
- Virginia Peninsula Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsHampton, VA
$10,809
($4,806)
$3,695 6,018- - 21 to 1
- Rudy & Kelly Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School
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Private, Less than 2 yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$18,575 $5,164 211- - 19 to 1
- Germanna Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsLocust Grove, VA
$10,916
($4,913)
$4,423 7,688- - 23 to 1
- Fortis College-Norfolk
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Private, 2-4 yearsNorfolk, VA
$16,514 $5,972 410- - 17 to 1
- Centura College-Norfolk
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Private, 2-4 yearsNorfolk, VA
$16,637 $5,124 221- - 10 to 1
- Tomorrow's Image Barber And Beauty Academy of Virginia
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNewport News, VA
$17,085 $5,536 19- - 7 to 1
- Avi Career Training
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreat Falls, VA
$10,700 $5,902 17- - 8 to 1
- Central School of Practical Nursing
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Public, Less than 2 yearsNorfolk, VA
$7,475 $4,105 21- - 8 to 1
- Tidewater Tech-Trades
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorfolk, VA
$16,337 $6,152 454- - 12 to 1
- Virginia Western Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsRoanoke, VA
$11,106
($5,103)
$6,198 5,860- - 23 to 1
- Brightpoint Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsChester, VA
$10,803
($4,800)
$4,077 8,792- - 22 to 1
- Centura College-Richmond Main
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Chesterfield, VA
$16,637 $4,930 149- - 11 to 1
- Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsReston, VA
$10,900 $3,760 61- - 12 to 1
- Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics
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Private, Less than 2 yearsAshland, VA
$9,950 $5,643 24- - 9 to 1
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Public, 4-yearsNorfolk, VA
- - 1,319- - -
- Southside College of Health Sciences
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Private, 2-4 yearsColonial Heights, VA
$8,130 $4,015 103- - 4 to 1
- Advanced Technology Institute
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Private, 2-4 yearsVirginia Beach, VA
$13,920 $6,688 45970% - 13 to 1
- Eastern Virginia Career College
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Private, 2-4 yearsFredericksburg, VA
$35,050 $4,276 20256% - 6 to 1
- Crown Cutz Academy Bristol
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Private, Less than 2 yearsBristol, VA
$13,600 $4,562 46- - 15 to 1
Average$19,804
($8,708)
$9,491 547,66672.33% 1,172 SAT 14.43 to 1
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