# Virginia Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, Virginia is ranked #11 in the country with 118,394 degrees handed out in 2018. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $15,220 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $19,250 a year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,024 per year.

## Most Popular Schools in Virginia

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

The total student population at Liberty University is 75,044, of which 26,892 students are full-time undergraduates. 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.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,133 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 35,984 students at GMU in total, 20,221 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at GMU. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,922 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GMU is $44,900.

The total student population at Virginia Tech is 34,440, of which 26,603 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Virginia Tech. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

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.

41% of Virginia Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,607 a year. Virginia Tech has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 15,766 full-time undergraduates at University of Virginia, and 24,360 students altogether. It takes the average University of Virginia undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans is $7,472 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,300 during the early-career years.

There are 30,675 students at VCU in total, 20,036 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at VCU is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. 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 student loan default rate of 3.7% 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.

The total student population at James Madison University is 21,836, of which 18,905 students are full-time undergraduates. JMU has a freshman retention rate of 90%, 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 75%. Around 37% of accepted students 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 2.2% 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 $44,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Northern Virginia Community College is 51,190, of which 17,267 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

19% of Northern Virginia Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,827 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than 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.

There are 24,375 students at Old Dominion in total, 15,036 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Old Dominion, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% 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. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 11,512 full-time undergraduates at East Coast Polytechnic Institute, and 11,972 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

69% of East Coast Polytechnic Institute 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 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from East Coast Polytechnic Institute is $29,000.

There are 8,740 students at William & Mary in total, 6,199 of which are full-time undergraduates. William & Mary has a freshman retention rate of 95%, 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 36%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,654 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Tidewater Community College is 22,776, of which 8,198 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,399 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,500 during the early-career years.

There are 9,418 students at Radford in total, 8,049 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Radford, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,827 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Radford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 9,488 students at Regent in total, 2,263 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Regent is 4.9 years.

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

93% of Regent students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,423 a year. Regent has a 3.9% 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.

There are 1,002 full-time undergraduates at Strayer University - Virginia, and 5,894 students altogether. For undergraduates at Strayer University - Virginia, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

25% of Strayer University - Virginia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,917 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% 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.

There are 3,035 full-time undergraduates at U of Richmond, and 4,023 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at U of Richmond. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 33%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 35% of students at U of Richmond take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,552 a year. U of Richmond has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from U of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,867 full-time undergraduates at CNU, and 5,081 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at CNU is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

Roughly 50% of students at CNU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,998 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% 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.

The total student population at University of Management and Technology is 1,176, of which 433 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Management and Technology undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

There are 3,905 full-time undergraduates at UMW, and 4,808 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMW, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,183 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,800 during the early-career years.

There are 5,074 students at Longwood in total, 3,959 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Longwood is 4.3 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

64% of Longwood students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,177 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 Longwood is $36,500.

There are 3,844 students at Shenandoah in total, 1,991 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Shenandoah, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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.

67% of Shenandoah students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,095 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 $37,300 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Marymount University is 3,375, of which 2,069 students are full-time undergraduates. 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.

52% of Marymount students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,318 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Marymount with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,303 students at Norfolk State in total, 4,011 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Norfolk State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

83% of Norfolk State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,704 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Norfolk State is $26,200.

There are 2,567 full-time undergraduates at Reynolds Community College, and 9,334 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Reynolds Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,043 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% 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.

There are 10,380 students at John Tyler Community College in total, 2,536 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at John Tyler Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,570 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% 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.

There are 6,688 students at Germanna Community College in total, 2,095 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,483 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than 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.

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