The price of education: Which 2-year Virginia schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Virginia residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing, Southside Virginia Community College and New River Community College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing
Beach
54
$4,159
2
Southside Virginia Community College
Alberta
3,611
$4,695
3
New River Community College
Dublin
4,626
$4,697
4
Southwest Virginia Community College
Richlands
2,304
$4,703
5
Virginia Highlands Community College
Abingdon
2,328
$4,710
6
Danville Community College
Danville
3,101
$4,710
7
Mountain Empire Community College
Gap
2,684
$4,710
8
Patrick Henry Community College
Martinsville
2,263
$4,720
9
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
Forge
1,260
$4,725
10
Wytheville Community College
Wytheville
2,676
$4,725
11
Paul D Camp Community College
Franklin
1,404
$4,730
12
Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown
6,891
$4,739
13
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville
5,608
$4,790
14
John Tyler Community College
Chester
10,380
$4,800
15
Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa
644
$4,800
16
Thomas Nelson Community College
Hampton
8,286
$4,806
17
Rappahannock Community College
Glenns
3,229
$4,820
18
Central Virginia Community College
Lynchburg
4,128
$4,838
19
Germanna Community College
Grove
6,688
$4,913
20
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richmond
9,334
$4,998
21
Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke
7,271
$5,355
22
Blue Ridge Community College
Cave
4,200
$5,364
23
Tidewater Community College
Norfolk
22,776
$5,561
24
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale
51,190
$5,610
25
Central School of Practical Nursing
Norfolk
18
$6,580
26
Wave Leadership College
Beach
67
$7,145
27
The Esthetic Institute
Vienna
147
$8,000
28
Richard Bland College of William and Mary
George
2,487
$8,100
29
Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center
Fishersville
138
$8,208
30
Avi Career Training
Falls
6
$8,850
31
The Chrysm Insitute of Esthetics
Beach
126
$9,600
32
Columbia College
Vienna
357
$9,700
33
Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics
Henrico
18
$9,950
34
Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy
Reston
75
$10,450
35
Cayce/Reilly School of Massage
Beach
28
$10,900
36
Virginia School of Hair Design
Hampton
21
$11,000
37
CET-Alexandria
Alexandria
114
$11,578
38
Advanced Technology Institute
Beach
464
$13,200
39
Luckes Beauty Academy LLC
News
32
$14,075
40
Fortis College-Richmond
Richmond
404
$14,552
41
Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools
Heights
110
$14,708
42
Tidewater Tech-Trades
Norfolk
359
$15,401
43
Staunton School of Cosmetology
Staunton
24
$15,750
44
Centura College-Newport News
News
179
$15,887
45
Rudy & Kelly Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Beach
210
$16,000
46
Fortis College-Norfolk
Norfolk
229
$16,019
47
Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy
Lynchburg
60
$16,251
48
Saint Michael College of Allied Health
Alexandria
47
$16,300
49
Centura College-Norfolk
Norfolk
193
$16,337
50
Centura College-Richmond Main
Richmond
98
$16,337
51
Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center
Culpeper
53
$16,500
52
Suffolk Beauty Academy
Suffolk
38
$16,500
53
Paul Mitchell the School-Mclean
McLean
209
$16,550
54
Paul Mitchell the School-Woodbridge
Woodbridge
126
$16,550
55
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake
Chesapeake
183
$16,757
56
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas
Manassas
203
$16,757
57
Paul Mitchell the School-Roanoke
Roanoke
84
$17,000
58
Riverside College of Health Careers
News
336
$17,610
59
Standard Healthcare Services-College of Nursing
Church
351
$18,045
60
Empire Beauty School-Virginia Beach
Beach
146
$18,750
61
Empire Beauty School-Midlothian
Midlothian
65
$18,750
62
Empire Beauty School-Richmond
Richmond
72
$18,750
63
Tomorrow's Image Barber And Beauty Academy of Virginia
News
15
$19,135
64
Eastern Virginia Career College
Fredericksburg
195
$23,793
65
Chester Career College
CHESTER
181
$31,625


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Advanced Technology Institute Avi Career Training Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas Blue Ridge Community College Cayce/Reilly School of Massage Central School of Practical Nursing Central Virginia Community College Centura College-Newport News Centura College-Norfolk Centura College-Richmond Main CET-Alexandria Chester Career College Columbia College Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center Dabney S Lancaster Community College Danville Community College Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy Eastern Shore Community College Eastern Virginia Career College Empire Beauty School-Midlothian Empire Beauty School-Richmond Empire Beauty School-Virginia Beach Fortis College-Norfolk Fortis College-Richmond Germanna Community College Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics J Sargeant Reynolds Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Luckes Beauty Academy LLC Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Paul D Camp Community College Paul Mitchell the School-Mclean Paul Mitchell the School-Roanoke Paul Mitchell the School-Woodbridge Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Richard Bland College of William and Mary Riverside College of Health Careers Rudy & Kelly Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School Saint Michael College of Allied Health Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Standard Healthcare Services-College of Nursing Staunton School of Cosmetology Suffolk Beauty Academy Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy The Chrysm Insitute of Esthetics The Esthetic Institute Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Tidewater Tech-Trades Tomorrow's Image Barber And Beauty Academy of Virginia Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia School of Hair Design Virginia Western Community College Wave Leadership College Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Wytheville Community College

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