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Virginia Computer Science Colleges

75 Colleges
6,642 Yearly Graduations
$58,675 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,176 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 6,642 students received a computer science degree from a college in Virginia, making it rank #13 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $14,669 per year to get their degree at a college in Virginia, while out of state students will pay an average of $20,148 per year.

About 47% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,044 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
981 Yearly Degrees
$12,564 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,863 students at GMU in total, 26,662 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,672 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GMU is 4.4 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,922 a year. GMU has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GMU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
941 Yearly Degrees
$5,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern Virginia Community College is 51,822, which includes 15,540 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

19% of Northern Virginia Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,827 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern Virginia Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
908 Yearly Degrees
$16,639 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,487 students at ECPI University in total, 13,142 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,005 are full-time. For undergraduates at ECPI University, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at ECPI University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,161 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ECPI University is $29,000.

#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
524 Yearly Degrees
$13,691 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,300 undergraduates at Virginia Tech, of which 28,584 are full-time, and there are 36,383 students altogether. Virginia Tech has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Virginia Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,607 a year. Virginia Tech has a 1.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Strayer University - Virginia

Arlington, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
320 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,332 undergraduates at Strayer University - Virginia, of which 814 are full-time, and there are 5,606 students altogether. It takes the average Strayer University - Virginia undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

25% of Strayer University - Virginia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,917 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - Virginia is $33,100.

#6

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
313 Yearly Degrees
$17,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,010 undergraduates at University of Virginia, of which 16,267 are full-time, and there are 25,012 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Virginia, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 29% of students at University of Virginia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,472 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Virginia is $50,300.

#7

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
286 Yearly Degrees
$14,596 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,757 students at VCU in total, 22,837 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,825 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at VCU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,715 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,400 during the early-career years.

#8

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$12,206 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,820 students at JMU in total, 19,895 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,798 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at JMU is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at JMU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,401 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,400 during the early-career years.

#9

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$16,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 85,586 students at Liberty University in total, 47,025 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 28,487 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 30%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Liberty University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,133 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$10,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,176 undergraduates at Old Dominion, of which 14,702 are full-time, and there are 23,675 students altogether. For undergraduates at Old Dominion, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

65% of Old Dominion students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,262 a year. Old Dominion has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,500 during the early-career years.

#11

IGlobal University

Vienna, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$14,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at IGlobal University is 299, of which 71 students are undergraduates and of those, 62 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

#12

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$5,561 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,693 full-time undergraduates at Tidewater Community College, and 19,064 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Tidewater Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,399 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tidewater Community College is $24,500.

#13

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$11,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Radford University is 11,870, of which 7,967 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,494 are full-time. For undergraduates at Radford, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

72% of Radford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,827 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Radford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$32,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,158 undergraduates at Marymount, of which 1,951 are full-time, and there are 3,363 students altogether. For undergraduates at Marymount, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,318 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

#15

Stratford University

Fairfax, Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$15,130 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stratford University is 2,373, of which 1,975 students are undergraduates and of those, 558 are full-time. It takes the average Stratford University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 27% of students at Stratford University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,997 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stratford University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees
$22,922 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,773 students at William & Mary in total, 6,256 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,190 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at William & Mary is 4.1 years.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

25% of William & Mary students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,654 a year. William & Mary has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,900 during the early-career years.

#17

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees
$14,924 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Christopher Newport University is 4,919, of which 4,837 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,742 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CNU is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

50% of CNU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,998 a year. CNU has a 1.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CNU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
72 Yearly Degrees
$4,739 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lord Fairfax Community College is 6,716, which includes 1,951 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,443 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lord Fairfax Community College is $25,100.

#19

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
59 Yearly Degrees
$13,270 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Mary Washington is 4,488, of which 4,182 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,694 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMW is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,183 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees
$5,355 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,303 students at Virginia Western Community College in total, 1,784 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Virginia Western Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,557 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

#21

Virginia International University

Fairfax, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
47 Yearly Degrees
$10,328 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 153 students at Virginia International University in total, 37 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 30 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The acceptance rate at Virginia International University is 24%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

17% of Virginia International University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $700 a year.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
43 Yearly Degrees
$9,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 342 students at University of Management and Technology in total, 226 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 181 are full-time. It takes the average University of Management and Technology undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#22

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
43 Yearly Degrees
$54,690 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Richmond is 3,914, of which 3,202 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,004 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at URichmond is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 33%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,552 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from URichmond with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$18,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,408 undergraduates at Regent, of which 2,333 are full-time, and there are 10,365 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 42 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,423 a year. Regent has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Regent is $31,400.

#25

Reynolds Community College

Richmond, Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$4,998 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Reynolds Community College is 8,711, which includes 2,606 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

10% of Reynolds Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,043 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

Other Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Norfolk State University 39
28 New River Community College 38
29 Rappahannock Community College 33
29 Germanna Community College 33
31 Danville Community College 32
31 Southside Virginia Community College 32
33 John Tyler Community College 28
34 Virginia Military Institute 27
35 Hampton University 26
36 Piedmont Virginia Community College 22
37 Virginia Union University 20
37 Washington and Lee University 20
39 Virginia State University 19
40 Bridgewater College 17
40 Longwood University 17
40 Blue Ridge Community College 17
43 The Art Institute of Virginia Beach 15
43 University of Lynchburg 15
45 American National University 14
45 Mountain Empire Community College 14
47 Patrick Henry Community College 12
47 Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach 12
49 The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 11
49 Averett University 11
51 Wytheville Community College 10
51 DeVry University - Virginia 10
53 Columbia College 9
53 Southern Virginia University 9
53 Randolph - Macon College 9
56 Southwest Virginia Community College 7
57 Virginia Highlands Community College 6
58 Central Virginia Community College 5
58 Centura College - Virginia Beach 5
58 Eastern Mennonite University 5
61 Hampden - Sydney College 4
61 South University, Richmond 4
61 Dabney S Lancaster Community College 4
64 Paul D Camp Community College 3
64 Ferrum College 3
64 Roanoke College 3
64 Centura College - Newport News 3
68 University of the Potomac - VA Campus 2
69 Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies 1
69 South University, Virginia Beach 1
69 University of Phoenix - Virginia 1
72 Centura College - Chesapeake 0
72 Eastern Virginia Career College 0
72 Eastern Shore Community College 0
72 Shenandoah University 0

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