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#10 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
56 Colleges
33,714 Yearly Graduations
$51,247 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

In terms of graduate completions, Virginia is ranked #10 in the nation with 33,714 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. Although cost varies from school to school, the average graduate in-state tuition for the state is $12,812 per year, while out-of-state students pay an average of $16,342 per year.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
9,532 Yearly Degrees
$7,980 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Liberty University ranked #1 in terms of popularity with 9,532 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Liberty University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,980 $7,980
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $420 $420
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $463 $463

#2

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
4,126 Yearly Degrees
$12,144 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

George Mason University was ranked the #2 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 4,126 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for George Mason University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,144 $33,456
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,504 $3,504
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $652 $1,540

#3

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
3,156 Yearly Degrees
$16,578 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Virginia handed out 3,156 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #3 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Virginia - Main Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,578 $27,770
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,950 $3,632
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $736 $1,240

#4

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
2,451 Yearly Degrees
$12,701 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, VCU ranked #4 in terms of popularity with 2,451 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Virginia Commonwealth University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,701 $26,039
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,385 $3,045
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $706 $1,447

#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
2,353 Yearly Degrees
$13,701 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Virginia Tech handed out 2,353 graduate degrees. This makes it the #5 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Virginia Tech

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,701 $27,614
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,271 $2,875
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $761 $1,534

#6

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,502 Yearly Degrees
$15,552 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Regent handed out 1,502 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #6 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Regent University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,552 $15,552
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,400 $1,400
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $648 $648

#7

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,443 Yearly Degrees
$10,207 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Old Dominion ranked #7 in terms of popularity with 1,443 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Old Dominion University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,207 $29,851
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,921 $3,341
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $547 $1,383

#8

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,068 Yearly Degrees
$10,516 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, William & Mary ranked #8 in terms of popularity with 1,068 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for College of William and Mary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,516 $28,305
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $5,924 $6,495
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $584 $1,573

#9

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
782 Yearly Degrees
$10,848 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

JMU handed out 782 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #9 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for James Madison University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,848 $27,888
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,128 $1,656
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $438 $1,162

#10

Strayer University - Virginia

Arlington, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
627 Yearly Degrees
$14,940 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Strayer University - Virginia handed out 627 graduate degrees. This makes it the #10 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Strayer University - Virginia

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,940 $14,940
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $195 $195
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $553 $553

#11

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
542 Yearly Degrees
$21,400 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Shenandoah handed out 542 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #11 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Shenandoah University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $21,400 $21,400
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,265 $1,265
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $890 $890

#12

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
488 Yearly Degrees
$20,575 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Eastern Virginia Medical School handed out 488 graduate degrees. This makes it the #12 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Eastern Virginia Medical School

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $20,575 $23,810
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,203 $1,203
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $933 $1,047

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

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked #13 in terms of popularity with 483 graduate degrees handed out in 2019.

#14

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
421 Yearly Degrees
$18,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Marymount handed out 421 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #14 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Marymount University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,900 $18,900
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $396 $396
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,050 $1,050

#15

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
410 Yearly Degrees
$10,906 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Lynchburg handed out 410 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #15 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Lynchburg

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,906 $10,906
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $212 $212
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $606 $606

#16

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
374 Yearly Degrees
$8,915 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Radford handed out 374 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #16 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Radford University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,915 $17,441
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,428 $3,875
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $514 $888

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
314 Yearly Degrees
$7,020 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, University of Management and Technology ranked #17 in terms of popularity with 314 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Management and Technology

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,020 $7,020
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $90 $90
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $390 $390

#18

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$24,960 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

U of Richmond handed out 259 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #18 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Richmond

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $24,960 $24,960
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,040 $1,040

#19

Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$12,475 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Hampton handed out 242 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #19 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Hampton University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,475 $12,475
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $35 $35
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $634 $634

#20

Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
216 Yearly Degrees
$13,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Mary Baldwin handed out 216 graduate degrees. This makes it the #20 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Mary Baldwin University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,000 $13,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $140 $140
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $701 $701

#21

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
187 Yearly Degrees
$8,820 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Norfolk State ranked #21 in terms of popularity with 187 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Norfolk State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,820 $20,872
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,870 $3,870
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $746 $1,455

#22

IGlobal University

Vienna, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
177 Yearly Degrees
$10,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

IGlobal University handed out 177 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #22 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for IGlobal University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,800 $10,800
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $500 $500
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $400 $400

#23

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$8,676 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Mary Washington was ranked the #23 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 154 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Mary Washington

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,676 $18,396
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,436 $2,436
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $614 $1,154

#24

Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees
$8,375 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Virginia State University was ranked the #24 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 152 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Virginia State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,375 $18,627
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,614 $4,367
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $567 $1,080

#24

Stratford University

Fairfax, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees
$13,368 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Stratford University was ranked the #24 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 152 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Stratford University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,368 $13,368
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $150 $150
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $495 $495

Other Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Bluefield College 136
28 Longwood University 128
28 ECPI University 128
30 Virginia Union University 122
31 University of the Potomac - VA Campus 118
32 Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs 116
33 Virginia International University 115
34 Jefferson College of Health Sciences 110
34 Washington and Lee University 110
36 Divine Mercy University 98
37 Appalachian School of Law 90
38 DeVry University - Virginia 88
39 Hollins University 83
40 South University - Richmond 77
41 Christopher Newport University 73
42 Appalachian College of Pharmacy 63
43 Virginia University of Oriental Medicine 45
44 South University - Virginia Beach 42
45 Emory and Henry College 41
46 University of Phoenix - Virginia 37
47 Union Presbyterian Seminary 36
48 American National University 34
49 Virginia Wesleyan University 19
50 Virginia University of Lynchburg 14
51 Randolph College 7
51 Virginia Beach Theological Seminary 7
51 Virginia Baptist College 7
54 Bridgewater College 6
55 Sweet Briar College 1
56 Sentara College of Health Sciences 0

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