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99 Colleges
22,555 Yearly Graduations
$56,123 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,293 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 22,555 students received a healthcare degree from a college in Virginia, making it rank #16 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Virginia is $14,031 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $18,448 a year.

About 51% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,073 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,585 Yearly Degrees
$16,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 47,025 undergraduates at Liberty University, of which 28,487 are full-time, and there are 85,586 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 30% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Liberty University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,133 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,340 Yearly Degrees
$16,639 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,487 students at ECPI University in total, 13,142 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,005 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ECPI University is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. 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%.

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

#3

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,228 Yearly Degrees
$14,596 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,837 undergraduates at VCU, of which 19,825 are full-time, and there are 29,757 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at VCU 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. VCU 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 $34,400 during the early-career years.

#4

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$12,206 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,895 undergraduates at JMU, of which 18,798 are full-time, and there are 21,820 students altogether. 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 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 typical student loan amount is $8,401 a year. JMU has a 2.3% 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 $44,400 during the early-career years.

#5

Old Dominion University

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

There are 19,176 undergraduates at Old Dominion, of which 14,702 are full-time, and there are 23,675 students altogether. For undergraduates at Old Dominion, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students 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. Old Dominion has a 6.9% 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 $35,500 during the early-career years.

#6

George Mason University

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

There are 37,863 students at GMU in total, 26,662 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,672 are full-time. For undergraduates at GMU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. 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 average amount of student loans is $7,922 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from GMU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Virginia - Main Campus

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

There are 25,012 students at University of Virginia in total, 17,010 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,267 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Virginia is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 27%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,472 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Virginia is $50,300.

#8

Shenandoah University

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

The total student population at Shenandoah University is 3,791, of which 2,040 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,989 are full-time. 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%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Shenandoah take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,095 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% 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.

#9

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
513 Yearly Degrees
$5,561 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,064 students at Tidewater Community College in total, 6,693 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,399 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tidewater Community College is $24,500.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
483 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 0.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#11

Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
479 Yearly Degrees
$4,739 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lord Fairfax Community College is 6,716, which includes 1,951 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

11% of Lord Fairfax Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,443 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

#12

Northern Virginia Community College

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

The total student population at Northern Virginia Community College is 51,822, which includes 15,540 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at Northern Virginia Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,827 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,200 during the early-career years.

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

It takes the average Jefferson College of Health Sciences undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 39%. 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. Jefferson College of Health Sciences has a 2.7% 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 $46,900 during the early-career years.

#14

Reynolds Community College

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

There are 2,606 full-time undergraduates at Reynolds Community College, and 8,711 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Reynolds Community College is $24,800.

#15

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
353 Yearly Degrees
$40,690 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,956 students at Lynchburg in total, 1,935 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,820 are full-time. It takes the average Lynchburg undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Lynchburg take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,044 a year. Lynchburg has a 5.7% 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 $34,200 during the early-career years.

#16

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
332 Yearly Degrees

Eastern Virginia Medical School has a 0.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#17

Rappahannock Community College

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

There are 2,909 students at RCC in total, 636 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

#18

Mountain Empire Community College

Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
318 Yearly Degrees
$4,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,028 full-time undergraduates at MECC, and 2,313 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at MECC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,285 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MECC is $20,100.

#19

Marymount University

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

The total student population at Marymount University is 3,363, of which 2,158 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,951 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Marymount 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 student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Marymount is $42,700.

#20

Central Virginia Community College

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

There are 3,813 students at Central Virginia Community College in total, 1,298 are full-time undergraduates. 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%.

Students who graduate from Central Virginia Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

American National University

Salem, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$8,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 799 students at American National University in total, 741 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 270 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,005 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,000 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Southside Virginia Community College is 3,219, which includes 1,016 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.

#23

Germanna Community College

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

The total student population at Germanna Community College is 7,225, which includes 2,202 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 typical student loan amount is $4,483 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
283 Yearly Degrees
$5,355 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Virginia Western Community College is 6,303, which includes 1,784 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Virginia Western Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,557 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Virginia Western Community College is $24,800.

#25

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$4,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,116 full-time undergraduates at PVCC, and 5,312 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,144 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PVCC is $26,700.

Other Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 John Tyler Community College 280
27 Thomas Nelson Community College 259
28 Stratford University 241
29 Radford University 218
30 Virginia Tech 217
31 Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach 216
32 Blue Ridge Community College 215
33 Standard Healthcare Services - College of Nursing 209
33 Wytheville Community College 209
35 Hampton University 202
36 Eastern Mennonite University 187
37 Sentara College of Health Sciences 185
38 Southwest Virginia Community College 167
38 Riverside College of Health Careers 167
40 Virginia Highlands Community College 165
41 Eastern Virginia Career College 158
42 Danville Community College 156
43 South University, Richmond 155
44 Centra College of Nursing 150
45 Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing 148
46 Mary Baldwin University 147
47 Longwood University 143
48 Centura College - Chesapeake 137
49 Chamberlain University - Virginia 136
50 Centura College - Norfolk 134
51 Fortis College - Richmond 123
52 Patrick Henry Community College 113
53 Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage 109
54 South University, Virginia Beach 108
55 Fortis College - Norfolk 99
56 American Massage & Bodywork Institute 87
57 Dabney S Lancaster Community College 80
58 Chester Career College 79
58 Centura College - Newport News 79
60 Southside College of Health Sciences 74
61 Regent University 72
62 New River Community College 71
62 Norfolk State University 71
64 Appalachian College of Pharmacy 63
65 Centura College - Virginia Beach 60
66 Bluefield College 54
67 Paul D Camp Community College 50
68 Virginia University of Oriental Medicine 45
69 Eastern Shore Community College 42
70 University of Mary Washington 40
71 Emory and Henry College 34
72 Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing 33
73 Cayce/Reilly School of Massage 32
74 Averett University 29
74 Centura College - Richmond Main 29
76 Saint Michael College of Allied Health 25
76 Lotus School of Integrated Professions 25
78 University of Richmond 23
79 Ferrum College 21
80 Central School of Practical Nursing 19
81 Strayer University - Virginia 16
82 Bridgewater College 14
83 University of Management and Technology 13
83 Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging 13
85 Columbia College 12
85 Divine Mercy University 12
85 Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing 12
88 Sovah School of Health Professions 11
89 Columbia College 10
89 The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 10
91 Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies 4
91 Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy 4
91 Roanoke College 4
94 CET, Alexandria 3
95 University of the Potomac - VA Campus 2
96 University of Phoenix - Virginia 1
97 Randolph - Macon College 0
97 Virginia State University 0
97 DeVry University - Virginia 0

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