Best Virginia Community Colleges (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 45 community colleges serving 198,746 students in Virginia (26 public colleges and 19 private colleges).
For Virginia community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,399 per year (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Columbia College, Germanna Community College and Medtech Institute.
The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 72% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 50% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 31:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(VA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
10%
Black
22%
White
50%
Hawaiian
1%
Two or more races
4%
Non Resident
4%
Unknown
2%
VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked Virginia Community Colleges (2021-22)

  • College Location Students
  • 5700 Southern Blvd Ste 100
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 490-1241

    609 students
  • 616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News, VA 23608
    (757) 874-2121

    126 students
  • Centura College-Norfolk
    Private for-profit
    7020 North Military Highway
    Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 853-2121

    166 students
  • 7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23235
    (804) 330-0111

    33 students
  • Columbia College
    Private, for profit
    8620 Westwood Center Dr.
    Vienna, VA 22182
    (703) 206-0508

    428 students
  • 10304 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 400
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408
    (540) 373-2200

    235 students
  • ECPI University
    Private for-profit
    5555 Greenwich Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 490-9090

    12,947 students
  • ECPI University
    Private, for profit
    800 Moorefield Pk Dr
    Richmond, VA 23236
    (804) 330-5533

    11,735 students
  • 2130 Germanna Hwy
    Locust Grove, VA 22508
    (540) 423-9030

    7,207 students
  • 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
    Chester, VA 23831
    (804) 796-4000

    10,144 students
  • 173 Skirmisher Lane
    Middletown, VA 22645
    (800) 906-5322

    6,798 students
  • Medtech Institute
    Private, for profit
    6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703) 237-6200

    1,371 students
  • 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003
    (703) 323-3000

    50,929 students
  • Stratford University
    Private for-profit
    3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 539-6890

    2,096 students
  • American National University
    American National University Photo - ESL Students take cultural immersion trip to Pennsylvania.
    Private for-profit
    1813 East Main Street
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 986-1800

    1,072 students
  • 1 College Lane
    Weyers Cave, VA 24486
    (540) 234-9261

    4,099 students
  • 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 233
    Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 896-6001

    333 students
  • 8141 Hull St Rd
    North Chesterfield, VA 23235
    (804) 745-2444

    741 students
  • 301 Centre Pointe Dr
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 499-7900

    529 students
  • 3506 Wards Rd
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (434) 832-7600

    4,047 students
  • Centura College-Chesapeake
    Private for-profit
    932 B Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 549-2121

    157 students
  • 2697 Dean Dr Ste 100
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 340-2121

    102 students
  • 751 WEST HUNDRED ROAD
    Chester, VA 23836
    (804) 751-9191

    205 students
  • 1000 Dabney Drive
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422
    (540) 863-2800

    981 students
  • 1008 S Main St
    Danville, VA 24541
    (434) 797-2222

    2,828 students
  • 29300 Lankford Hwy
    Melfa, VA 23410
    (757) 789-1789

    654 students
  • Fortis College-Norfolk
    Private for-profit
    6300 Center Dr Bldg 22
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 499-5447

    293 students
  • Fortis College-Richmond
    Private for-profit
    2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A
    Richmond, VA 23230
    (804) 323-1020

    425 students
  • 8255 Shopper's Square
    Manassas, VA 20111
    (703) 334-2501

    327 students
  • 1651 East Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23228
    (804) 371-3000

    8,737 students
  • MedSpa Careers Institute
    Private, for profit
    800 Moorefield Park Drive
    Richmond, VA 23236
    (804) 521-0400

    10 students
  • 3441 Mountain Empire Road
    Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
    (276) 523-2400

    2,506 students
  • 5251 College Drive
    Dublin, VA 24084
    (540) 674-3600

    4,419 students
  • 645 Patriot Avenue
    Martinsville, VA 24112
    (276) 656-0200

    2,266 students
  • 100 N College Dr
    Franklin, VA 23851
    (757) 569-6700

    1,288 students
  • Show 10 more community colleges in Virginia (out of 45 total colleges)
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