Virginia Graduate Schools

2023 Virginia Graduate Schools Statistics

In Virginia State, there are 159 colleges and universities - 44 public and 115 private schools. Among them, 63 schools are offering graduate programs.
46 Virginia Graduate Schools offer the distance learning Opportunities (online degree/certificate programs) in Virginia. Total 116,083 students are attending Virginia Graduate Schools and the average students to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
The 2023 average graduate school tuition & fees at Virginia Graduate Schools is $15,005 for Virginia residents and $19,920 for out-of-state students. The next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for Virginia Graduate Schools.
Virginia Graduate Schools Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools159 schools
By Types44 public, 115 private
By Levels153 undergraduate schools
63 graduate schools
By Categories
(where graduate program offered)
12 National Universities
11 Liberal Arts Colleges
8 Law Schools
4 Medical Schools
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$8,708 Virginia residents
$19,804 out-of-state
Graduate$15,005 Virginia residents
$19,920 out-of-state
Student Population547,666
Undergraduate431,583
Graduate116,083
Students to Faculty Ratio14.43 to 1

Virginia Graduate Schools Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The next table lists Virginia Graduate Schools ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the Virginia college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2022-2023 Virginia Graduate Schools Comparison
Rank*NameGraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate StudentsOffered Degree/ProgramsNumber of Graduate ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Washington and Lee UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLexington, VA $47,437 376 - 38 programs 7 to 1
2 University of Virginia-Main CampusPublic, 4 yearsCharlottesville, VA $34,832
($21,742 Residents)
8,638 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 230 programs 15 to 1
3 University of RichmondPrivate, 4 yearsUniversity of Richmond, VA $26,280 731 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 71 programs 8 to 1
4 William & MaryPublic, 4 yearsWilliamsburg, VA $35,136
($16,776 Residents)
2,857 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 82 programs 12 to 1
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBlacksburg, VA $32,433
($17,083 Residents)
7,736 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 278 programs 17 to 1
7 James Madison UniversityPublic, 4 yearsHarrisonburg, VA $29,496
($12,696 Residents)
1,878 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 99 programs 17 to 1
8 Christopher Newport UniversityPublic, 4 yearsNewport News, VA $22,086
($12,402 Residents)
110 Master's 26 programs 13 to 1
10 George Mason UniversityPublic, 4 yearsFairfax, VA $38,986
($17,035 Residents)
12,035 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 307 programs 16 to 1
11 Sweet Briar CollegePrivate, 4 yearsSweet Briar, VA $11,400 3 Master's 27 programs 8 to 1
12 Randolph-Macon CollegePrivate, 4 yearsAshland, VA $44,955 - Master's 42 programs 10 to 1
14 Eastern Mennonite UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHarrisonburg, VA $15,270 442 Post-BS, Master's 80 programs 10 to 1
15 Hollins UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRoanoke, VA $18,551 112 Master's, Post-MS 42 programs 8 to 1
16 Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPublic, 4 yearsRichmond, VA $29,782
($15,754 Residents)
7,124 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 249 programs 16 to 1
17 Emory & Henry CollegePrivate, 4 yearsEmory, VA $16,299 276 Master's 82 programs 12 to 1
18 Marymount UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsArlington, VA $21,916 1,436 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 77 programs 13 to 1
19 Bridgewater CollegePrivate, 4 yearsBridgewater, VA $19,930 36 Master's 39 programs 13 to 1
20 University of Mary WashingtonPublic, 4 yearsFredericksburg, VA $21,804
($11,778 Residents)
264 Post-BS, Master's 36 programs 12 to 1
21 Shenandoah UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinchester, VA $24,060 1,799 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 137 programs 11 to 1
22 Regent UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsVirginia Beach, VA $17,628 5,796 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 176 programs 21 to 1
23 Old Dominion UniversityPublic, 4 yearsNorfolk, VA $33,456
($13,704 Residents)
4,732 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 200 programs 16 to 1
24 Virginia State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsPetersburg, VA $23,494
($12,489 Residents)
348 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 52 programs 12 to 1
25 Randolph CollegePrivate, 4 yearsLynchburg, VA $17,310 75 Post-BS, Master's 34 programs 7 to 1
28 Mary Baldwin UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsStaunton, VA $13,170 643 Post-BS, Master's 50 programs 12 to 1
29 Longwood UniversityPublic, 4 yearsFarmville, VA $19,386
($7,776 Residents)
1,204 Master's 35 programs 13 to 1
30 Liberty UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLynchburg, VA $8,405 47,803 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 289 programs 18 to 1
31 University of LynchburgPrivate, 4 yearsLynchburg, VA $10,605 805 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 66 programs 10 to 1
32 ECPI UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsVirginia Beach, VA $13,625 341 Master's 58 programs 12 to 1
33 Hampton UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHampton, VA $13,134 440 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 109 programs 13 to 1
34 Virginia Union UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRichmond, VA $15,050 531 Master's 36 programs 17 to 1
35 Norfolk State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsNorfolk, VA $24,742
($12,690 Residents)
446 Master's, Doctorate 51 programs 18 to 1
36 Virginia Wesleyan UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsVirginia Beach, VA $8,982 59 Master's 39 programs 13 to 1
37 Radford UniversityPublic, 4 yearsRadford, VA $22,171
($12,942 Residents)
1,710 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 99 programs 12 to 1
38 Strayer University-VirginiaPrivate, 4 yearsArlington, VA $15,135 410 Post-BS, Master's 35 programs 41 to 1
40 South University-Virginia BeachPrivate, 4 yearsVirginia Beach, VA $16,440 35 Master's, Post-MS 21 programs 8 to 1
41 Stratford UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsAlexandria, VA $13,518 157 - 34 programs 9 to 1
42 Virginia University of LynchburgPrivate, 4 yearsLynchburg, VA $10,136 358 Master's 19 programs 14 to 1
43 University of Phoenix-VirginiaPrivate, 4 yearsVirginia Beach, VA $16,752 38 - - 4 to 1
44 University of Management and TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsArlington, VA $7,110 816 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 38 programs 21 to 1
- Sentara College of Health SciencesPrivate, 4 yearsChesapeake, VA $1,211 45 Master's 6 programs 7 to 1
- Appalachian College of PharmacyPrivate, 4 yearsOakwood, VA - 130 - 1 programs -
- Edward Via College of Osteopathic MedicinePrivate, 4 yearsBlacksburg, VA $16,300 2,446 - 1 programs -
- Averett UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDanville, VA $11,940 223 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 78 programs 12 to 1
- Fairfax University of AmericaPrivate, 4 yearsFairfax, VA $13,068 32 Post-BS, Master's 13 programs 5 to 1
- Virginia University of Integrative MedicinePrivate, 4 yearsVienna, VA $9,600 393 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 4 programs -
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsRoanoke, VA - 166 - - -
- Divine Mercy UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSterling, VA $25,705 407 Master's 4 programs -
- Bluefield UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBluefield, VA $9,540 286 Master's 64 programs 15 to 1
- DeVry University-VirginiaPrivate, 4 yearsArlington, VA $17,552 17 Post-BS, Master's 31 programs 5 to 1
- Lotus Professional CollegePrivate, 4 yearsRichmond, VA - - - 4 programs 15 to 1
- Virginia Beach Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsVirginia Beach, VA $9,050 38 Master's 5 programs 1 to 1
- South University-RichmondPrivate, 4 yearsGlen Allen, VA $16,440 105 Master's, Post-MS 18 programs 12 to 1
- Ferrum CollegePrivate, 4 yearsFerrum, VA $9,300 20 Master's, Post-MS 40 programs 11 to 1
- Baptist Theological Seminary at RichmondPrivate, 4 yearsHenrico, VA $13,820 63 - - -
- IGlobal UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsVienna, VA $11,300 469 Master's 7 programs 14 to 1
- American National UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSalem, VA $10,944 163 Master's 25 programs 11 to 1
- University of the Potomac-VA CampusPrivate, 4 yearsFALLS CHURCH, VA $5,850 346 Master's 28 programs 13 to 1
- Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolPublic, 4 yearsNorfolk, VA $26,725
($25,201 Residents)
1,319 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 25 programs -
- Union Presbyterian SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsRichmond, VA $13,950 177 Post-BS, Master's 6 programs -
- Appalachian School of LawPrivate, 4 yearsGrundy, VA $35,700 152 - 1 programs -
Average$15,005 Residents
$19,920 Out-of-State
116,083 - 39 programs 14.43 to 1
*Virginia college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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Graduate Programs at Virginia Best Colleges

View Graduate Programs at the best colleges in Virginia
1. Washington and Lee UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLexington, VA
2. University of Virginia-Main CampusPublic, 4 yearsCharlottesville, VA
3. University of RichmondPrivate, 4 yearsUniversity of Richmond, VA
4. William & MaryPublic, 4 yearsWilliamsburg, VA
7. James Madison UniversityPublic, 4 yearsHarrisonburg, VA
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