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Is Virginia State a Good School for the Money?

Virginia State University Value Report

Is Virginia State worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Virginia State value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Virginia, Virginia State is Ranked as Below Average in Quality for a Good Price.

Top 50% Virginia Value
Below Average Virginia Quality

Virginia State University is ranked #38 out of #48 in Virginia for quality and #16 out of #41 for Virginia value.

This makes it below average in quality but priced pretty well in the state.

State Value Ranking  16 out of 41
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  60.98 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Virginia State financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Virginia State University is ranked #1,009 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Virginia State University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1009 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  31.45 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Tennessee Wesleyan University $85,519 B
University of Valley Forge $108,646 D+
Virginia State University $112,194 D
Indiana University - South Bend $115,934 D
Chicago State University $119,958 D-
Eastern Oregon University $128,581 F
Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne $133,080 F
Concordia University, Texas $148,899 F
Anna Maria College $158,206 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $112,194 For That Piece of Paper

The Virginia State time to graduate is about 4.6 years and will cost an estimated $24,390 per year. This brings the total cost to 112,194.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $24,390
Average Years to Graduate 4.6
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $112,194

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Virginia State cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$66,622 In-State With Aid
$150,664 Avg Cost No Aid
4.6 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Virginia State value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $150,664 #1,011 D
All Students $112,194 #1,009 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $108,390 #1,075 D
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $108,896 #19 C
All Students $70,426 #16 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $66,622 #20 C

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Virginia.

About 92% of Virginia State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Virginia State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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