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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)

Virginia ranked #10 in the nation for graduate degrees with 33,714 students receiving a diploma in 2019. The average in-state tuition for the state is $12,812, while the average out-of-state tuition for graduate students is $16,342. This cost can vary greatly from school to school.

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
$8,400 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. 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 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
$15,648 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, GMU handed out 4,126 graduate degrees. This makes it the #2 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

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
$19,528 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Virginia - Main Campus was ranked the #3 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 3,156 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 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
$15,086 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Virginia Commonwealth University was ranked the #4 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 2,451 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 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
$15,972 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Virginia Tech handed out 2,353 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #5 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 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
$16,952 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Regent University was ranked the #6 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,502 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 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
$13,128 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Old Dominion University was ranked the #7 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,443 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 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
$16,440 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

William & Mary handed out 1,068 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #8 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 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
$11,976 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

James Madison University was ranked the #9 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 782 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 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
$15,135 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Strayer University - Virginia ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 627 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 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
$22,665 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Shenandoah handed out 542 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 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 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
$21,778 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Eastern Virginia Medical School handed out 488 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #12 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 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

In 2019, VCOM handed out 483 graduate degrees. This makes it the #13 most popular school in the state in this category.

#14

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
421 Yearly Degrees
$19,296 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Marymount University was ranked the #14 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 421 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 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
$11,118 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Lynchburg ranked #15 in terms of popularity with 410 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 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
$12,343 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Radford ranked #16 in terms of popularity with 374 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 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
$7,110 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Management and Technology handed out 314 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #17 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 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)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, URichmond ranked #18 in terms of popularity with 259 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 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
$12,510 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Hampton ranked #19 in terms of popularity with 242 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 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
$13,140 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Mary Baldwin ranked #20 in terms of popularity with 216 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 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
$12,690 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. 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 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
$11,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, IGlobal University ranked #22 in terms of popularity with 177 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 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
$11,112 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UMW handed out 154 graduate degrees. This makes it the #23 most popular school in the state in this category. 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 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
$11,989 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 56 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Virginia State ranked #24 in terms of popularity with 152 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 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
$13,518 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. 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 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 - Graduate & Professional Studies 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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