Colleges and Universities in Virginia

Ranking Institution name Tuition Control Acceptance Rate
1
Lynchburg, Virginia
$19.486 Private Non-Profit 24%
2
Blacksburg, Virginia
$27.211 Public 70%
3
Richmond, Virginia
$29.473 Public 60%
4
Annandale, Virginia
$8.411 Public 0%
5
Harrisonburg, Virginia
$17.932 Public 60%
6
Fairfax, Virginia
$28.592 Public 62%
7
Norfolk, Virginia
$24.210 Public 77%
8
Charlottesville, Virginia
$40.054 Public 30%
9
Norfolk, Virginia
$8.458 Public 0%
10
Virginia Beach, Virginia
$14.245 Private For-Profit 81%
11
Radford, Virginia
$21.141 Public 78%
12
Williamsburg, Virginia
$38.440 Public 33%
13
Norfolk, Virginia
$20.596 Public 65%
14
Petersburg, Virginia
$17.192 Public 95%
15
Newport News, Virginia
$20.992 Public 59%
16
Farmville, Virginia
$24.210 Public 81%
17
Fredericksburg, Virginia
$22.590 Public 81%
18
Hampton, Virginia
$19.238 Private Non-Profit 36%
19
Hampton, Virginia
$9.819 Public 0%
20
Richmond, Virginia
$10.086 Public 0%
21
University of Richmond, Virginia
$45.320 Private Non-Profit 31%
22
Chester, Virginia
$9.808 Public 0%
23
Roanoke, Virginia
$9.436 Public 0%
24
Arlington, Virginia
$24.900 Private Non-Profit 83%
25
Lynchburg, Virginia
$33.565 Private Non-Profit 64%
26
Middletown, Virginia
$9.843 Public 0%
27
Salem, Virginia
$36.597 Private Non-Profit 73%
28
Dublin, Virginia
$7.840 Public 0%
29
Alberta, Virginia
$9.813 Public 0%
30
Winchester, Virginia
$29.934 Private Non-Profit 85%
31
Lexington, Virginia
$42.425 Private Non-Profit 18%
32
Bridgewater, Virginia
$29.090 Private Non-Profit 55%
33
Lexington, Virginia
$35.392 Public 47%
34
Danville, Virginia
$9.738 Public 0%
35
Martinsville, Virginia
$9.738 Public 0%
36
Weyers Cave, Virginia
$10.422 Public 0%
37
Falls Church, Virginia
$0 Private For-Profit 0%
38
Wise, Virginia
$23.565 Public 74%
39
Ferrum, Virginia
$28.585 Private Non-Profit 74%
40
Arlington, Virginia
$15.495 0%
41
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
$7.862 Public 0%
42
Lynchburg, Virginia
$8.762 Public 0%
43
Virginia Beach, Virginia
$15.300 Private Non-Profit 83%
44
Richmond, Virginia
$15.130 Private Non-Profit 58%
45
Wytheville, Virginia
$9.828 Public 0%
46
Norfolk, Virginia
$32.482 Private Non-Profit 93%
47
Ashland, Virginia
$33.635 Private Non-Profit 54%
48
Salem, Virginia
$11.550 Private For-Profit 0%
49
Charlottesville, Virginia
$9.758 Public 0%
50
Richlands, Virginia
$8.438 Public 0%

Education in Virginia

As of June 2014, 20.17 of Virginia’s population aged over 25 had some college degree, compared to 21.29 for the entire United States. Two-year college graduates constituted 6.86, four-year graduates – 20.27 and Master graduates – 10.45 of the Virginia population.

Education of Virginia

As of June 2014, the Virginia’s average income per capita is 33326, compared to the average of 28051 for the United States, while the median household income is 63636. The unemployed people available workforce constituted 4.7 of the state’s population, while the job growth expected over the next decade is 40. The indicators of sales and income taxes were 5.3 and 5.75 respectively.

Cost of living in Virginia

If we take the average indicator for the entire United States as 100, the overall cost of living in the state of Virginia makes 108, with the cost of food being 96.4 and expenses for health care services such as stay in a hospital room, doctor’s and dentist’s appointments – 99. The state’s average indicator for the cost of housing, comprising mortgage, rent and taxes is 133. The index of Virginia’s charges for utilities services, such as heating, cooling, natural gas and electricity makes 98. The average transportation costs make 95, while other miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, repairs, and entertainment constitute 97 points.

Air pollution and health in Virginia

Virginia’s index of air quality is 94.9 on a scale from 0 to 100 points (higher is better) according to EPA reports taking into account the days of ozone alert and volume of such pollutants as lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur and others. State’s weather quality is graded at 77 points out of 100 on the basis of such indices as toxic discharges, sediments, turbidity and pollutants. The index of Superfund sites is 89 compared to 71 for the entire country. In 2014, the number of physicians per 100,000 persons is 262 and the health cost index is lower compared to the average US index.

Climate in Virginia

Virginia’s annual rainfall is 43 inches, compared to 36.5 for the entire US. In winter the state gets the annual snowfall of 14.1, while the United States in general get 25. There are 110 days with measurable precipitation, and 205 sunny days per annum. In July, the average high temperature is 86.9 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January the average lowest is 25.6 degrees. The comfort index on the scale from 0 to 100 (higher is better) makes 43 and is based on the combination of summer temperature and effect humidity on the population.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov