2020 Best Online Colleges in Virginia

This list highlights the best online schools in Virginia based on annual tuition rates and reported alumni salaries. The is ranked #1 and offers an annual tuition of with a median salary of $103,300. Students can choose from many degree concentrations for its Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. offers the most affordable tuition rate at each year for degrees such as a Bachelor of Science in Business or a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

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2020 Online Colleges in Virginia Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Virginia

Virginia's Regent University Online offers over 250 undergraduate and graduate degrees to distance students, including degrees in business, divinity, public administration and human services. Liberty University offers over 400 degree programs, including prominent programs in criminal justice, information systems and information technology. Popular online degree programs found at other in-state universities cover subjects including nursing, education, engineering and science. Old Dominion University, for instance, offers one bachelor's, six master's, and two doctoral degrees in nursing. It also receives a 100% recommendation rate from current and former students. Virginia Baptist College offers the most competitive tuition of the colleges on this list, at $5,680 per year.

At a Glance:

  • Twenty-two of accredited online universities in Virginia offer degrees for under $15,000 per year.
  • Virginia's CyberSecurity Public Service Scholarship Program offers up $20,000 per year to eligible students who are within two years of completing an undergraduate or graduate degree in cybersecurity defense and sign an agreement to work in state government post-graduation.
  • The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) Program is neither need- nor merit-based, rather it is intended for any students attending private Virginia colleges and universities. All eligible and timely applicants receive a grant award from the available funds, which can total as much as $11,000 for a 4-year undergraduate degree program.


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