Falls Church, Virginia (VA) Colleges and Universities

Falls Church, VA, is home to only three for-profit institutions, but students seeking larger schools and broader programs can choose from many 2- and 4-year colleges and universities in the area. Information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will be presented on the following factors; proximity to Falls Church, school size, cost, and graduation rate.

Schools Near Falls Church

While Falls Church doesn't have any traditional schools within its border, it does have 5 schools about five miles or less away. The schools listed below are a mix of 2 and 4-year institutions, both public and privately owned.

  • Strayer University-Virginia (3.6 miles from Falls Church)
  • Marymount University (3.8 miles from Falls Church)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (4.1 miles from Falls Church)
  • George Mason University (10.6 miles from Falls Church)
  • Stratford University (10.6 miles from Falls Church)

Largest Schools Near Falls Church

There are two large schools near Falls Church. Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University both have well over 30,000 students. The remaining three schools in the top five are private institutions, some of the for-profit variety.

  • Northern Virginia Community College (51,487 total students)
  • George Mason University (33,729 total students)
  • Strayer University-Virginia (6,850 total students)
  • Marymount University (3,441 total students)
  • Stratford University (2,971 total students)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates net cost by subtracting the financial aid that full-time, undergraduate students may receive from the total cost of attendance. In the Falls Church area, net cost can range from below $6,000 to over $25,000. The following schools have the lowest net costs.

  • Northern Virginia Community College ($8,965)
  • George Mason University ($17,316)
  • Stratford University ($22,509)
  • George Mason University ($17,316)
  • Marymount University ($25,008)

Highest Graduation Rate

The overall graduation rate of a school is determined by the NCES based on the percentage of full-time, undergraduate students who complete their degree programs in 150% of normal time. The following five schools have the highest graduation rates in the Falls Church area, according to NCES reports.

  • George Mason University (69% graduation rate)
  • Marymount University (50% graduation rate)
  • Stratford University (40% graduation rate)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (23% graduation rate)
  • Strayer University-Virginia (20% graduation rate)

With this information in hand, prospective students in the Falls Church area are ready to select a school.

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