2018 Best Online Colleges in Virginia

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The following schools are the best value online colleges in Virginia. Regent University Online and Shenandoah University offer the lowest tuition rates on the list, averaging around $8,800 per year. The two schools also share a similar academic ranking - Regent University Online ranks at 65% and Shenandoah University ranks at 61%. University of Virginia - Main Campus tops the list with an academic strength rating of 84% and tuition of $12,900 per year. George Mason University is the most expensive school on the list with annual tuition of $35,220 per year and has an academic rating of 72%.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 University of Virginia - Main Campus Annual Tuition $12,900 Academic Strength 84%
#2 #2 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $8,850 Academic Strength 65%
#3 #3 Shenandoah University Annual Tuition $8,800 Academic Strength 61%
#4 #4 Hampton University Annual Tuition $9,000 Academic Strength 57%
#5 #5 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700 Academic Strength 66%
#6 #6 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,670 Academic Strength 64%
#7 #7 Eastern Mennonite University Annual Tuition $12,555 Academic Strength 63%
#8 #8 Bluefield College Annual Tuition $11,680 Academic Strength 57%
#9 #9 Averett University Annual Tuition $14,400 Academic Strength 57%
#10 #10 Virginia Commonwealth University Annual Tuition $18,310 Academic Strength 68%
#11 #11 James Madison University Annual Tuition $20,927 Academic Strength 71%
#12 #12 George Mason University Annual Tuition $35,220 Academic Strength 72%
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2018 Online Colleges in Virginia Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,900
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Academic Strength: 84%
  • Locations: Charlottesville

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • Locations: Virginia Beach

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Online Bachelor's Degrees (90)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,800
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Winchester
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • Locations: Hampton
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • Locations: Lynchburg

Online Associate Degrees (12)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (86)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,670
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Norfolk

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Online Doctoral Degrees (5)

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,310
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • Locations: Richmond
  • Annual Tuition: $35,220
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • Locations: Fairfax

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Virginia (45)

Virginia's Regent University Online offers over 300 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, while Virginia Baptist College offers the most competitive tuition of the colleges on this list, at $5,540 per year.

At a Glance:

  • 43% of accredited online universities in Virginia offer degrees for under $11,000 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-based 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 over a 4-year course of undergraduate study.

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