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Discover the ideal Virginia college for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals. CollegeStats helps you compare Virginia colleges offering a variety of online and on-campus degree programs.

List of the Largest Colleges in Virginia

Virginia has many large colleges that boast a number of advantages for students to appreciate. Big colleges generally have more alumni, which means more funds available to hire top professors to teach classes and to offer students a wider variety of classes and degree programs. Resources at large institutions are much more plentiful than those of smaller ones. Those looking to take part in the Greek life will enjoy a plethora of sororities and fraternities to choose from. If you are looking to enroll in a big school in Virginia, check out our list of the state's biggest colleges below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

Liberty University

Lynchburg

VA

N/A

4 year

69.1%

# of Students 108,806

2

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale

VA

$8,898

2 year

68.98%

# of Students 77,332

3

George Mason University

Fairfax

VA

$17,347

4 year

87.6%

# of Students 47,271

4

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk

VA

$6,429

2 year

59.02%

# of Students 42,442

5

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond

VA

$19,335

4 year

86.3%

# of Students 35,165

6

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg

VA

$18,398

4 year

92.51%

# of Students 33,178

7

Old Dominion University

Norfolk

VA

$14,512

4 year

80.52%

# of Students 29,271

8

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville

VA

$14,069

4 year

97.3%

# of Students 27,542

9

James Madison University

Harrisonburg

VA

$14,772

4 year

92.38%

# of Students 22,936

10

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Richmond

VA

$6,941

2 year

59.27%

# of Students 18,408

11

Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton

VA

$6,739

2 year

60.32%

# of Students 16,212

12

ECPI University

Virginia Beach

VA

N/A

4 year

55.86%

# of Students 15,640

13

John Tyler Community College

Chester

VA

$6,736

2 year

56.89%

# of Students 13,980

14

Virginia Western Community College

Roanoke

VA

$6,564

2 year

60.23%

# of Students 12,849

15

Strayer University-Virginia

Arlington

VA

N/A

4 year

43.1%

# of Students 12,118

16

Radford University

Radford

VA

$13,875

4 year

74.62%

# of Students 10,665

17

Germanna Community College

Locust Grove

VA

$6,763

2 year

66.45%

# of Students 10,131

18

Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown

VA

$6,988

2 year

66.72%

# of Students 9,613

19

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg

VA

$12,406

4 year

95.26%

# of Students 9,478

20

Southside Virginia Community College

Alberta

VA

$7,939

2 year

70.32%

# of Students 8,249

21

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville

VA

$6,539

2 year

70.2%

# of Students 7,800

22

Norfolk State University

Norfolk

VA

$11,874

4 year

74.09%

# of Students 7,595

23

New River Community College

Dublin

VA

$5,938

2 year

59.96%

# of Students 7,038

24

Central Virginia Community College

Lynchburg

VA

$3,697

2 year

60.39%

# of Students 6,731

25

Regent University

Virginia Beach

VA

N/A

4 year

77.93%

# of Students 6,702


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