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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Virginia

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Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. Or you may find the programs at a trade school or bootcamp to be a better alternative for you.

The Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Virginia ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 20 schools in Virginia to see which ones offered the best doctor's degree programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in Virginia

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#1

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
$15,200 Average Tuition & Fees
$101,709 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found Virginia Commonwealth University to be the best school for students who want to pursue a doctor’s degree in Virginia.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from VCU accumulate an average of $101,709 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

VCU does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 62% took at least some of their classes online.

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#2

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
$20,184 Average Tuition & Fees
$98,272 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Virginia - Main Campus is a great place for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from University of Virginia accumulate an average of $98,272 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at University of Virginia. During the 2019-2020 year, about 75% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
$16,030 Average Tuition & Fees
$97,364 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Virginia Tech. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $97,364 in student loans.

Virginia Tech does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 63% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
$8,349 Average Tuition & Fees
$70,022 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Liberty University. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Liberty University accumulate an average of $70,022 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

One thing to take note of is that Liberty University does offer online graduate classes in some areas. During the 2019-2020 year, about 97% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
$16,098 Average Tuition & Fees
$68,227 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 30 schools in Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, George Mason University landed the # 5 spot on the list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $68,227 in student loans.

Online graduate courses are available at GMU, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2019-2020 about 87% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#6

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
$17,052 Average Tuition & Fees
$90,033 Avg Student Debt

Regent University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $90,033 in student loans.

Regent does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 94% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#7

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia
$11,711 Average Tuition & Fees
$122,824 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #7, University of Lynchburg did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $122,824 in student loans.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Lynchburg. In 2019-2020 about 78% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#8

William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
$16,440 Average Tuition & Fees
$83,749 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #8, William & Mary did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $83,749 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since William & Mary does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 85% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#9

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
$23,040 Average Tuition & Fees
$102,981 Avg Student Debt

Shenandoah University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $102,981 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Shenandoah does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 79% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#10

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
$13,224 Average Tuition & Fees
$47,400 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #10, Old Dominion University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $47,400 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at Old Dominion, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2019-2020 about 82% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#11

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, Virginia
$21,744 Average Tuition & Fees
$225,665 Avg Student Debt

Eastern Virginia Medical School did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Eastern Virginia Medical School accumulate an average of $225,665 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Eastern Virginia Medical School. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 17% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#12

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia
$99,864 Avg Student Debt

Washington and Lee University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Washington and Lee accumulate an average of $99,864 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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#13

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Virginia
$98,286 Avg Student Debt

University of Richmond came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia ranking.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $98,286 in student loans.

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#14

Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia
$13,134 Average Tuition & Fees
$149,100 Avg Student Debt

Hampton University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $149,100 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Hampton. In 2019-2020 about 27% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#15

Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Oakwood, Virginia
$149,376 Avg Student Debt

Appalachian College of Pharmacy landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Appalachian College of Pharmacy accumulate an average of $149,376 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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#16

Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, Virginia
$13,140 Average Tuition & Fees
$118,539 Avg Student Debt

Mary Baldwin University landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $118,539 in student loans.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Mary Baldwin. During the 2019-2020 year, about 51% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#17

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
$12,409 Average Tuition & Fees
$72,925 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #17, Radford University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $72,925 in student loans.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Radford. In fact, around 87% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#18

Appalachian School of Law

Grundy, Virginia
$35,700 Average Tuition & Fees
$104,751 Avg Student Debt

Appalachian School of Law ranked #18 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $104,751 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at Appalachian School of Law, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 34% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#19

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
$11,976 Average Tuition & Fees

James Madison University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia list.

Online graduate courses are available at JMU, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In fact, around 68% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#20

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia
$20,116 Average Tuition & Fees
$121,169 Avg Student Debt

Marymount University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $121,169 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that Marymount does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In fact, around 68% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#21

Emory and Henry College

Emory, Virginia
$34,033 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #21, Emory and Henry College did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Emory & Henry College is one of the schools on our list that is primarily online. Each graduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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$7,110 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Management and Technology came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia ranking.

One thing to take note of is that University of Management and Technology does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In fact, around 98% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#23

Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia
$14,275 Average Tuition & Fees
$54,725 Avg Student Debt

Virginia Union University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia ranking.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $54,725 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, VUU is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#24

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia University of Lynchburg came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Virginia ranking.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Virginia University of Lynchburg. In 2019-2020 about 86% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#24

Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia
$11,989 Average Tuition & Fees
$83,546 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #24, Virginia State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $83,546 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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