Fredericksburg, Virginia (VA) Colleges and Universities

There are four colleges in Fredericksburg and one additional school within a 25-mile radius. Using several different evaluation criteria, explore these colleges to help make a college selection.

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Most of the traditional types of colleges can be found within driving distance of Fredericksburg. This article compares the traditional colleges in and around Fredericksburg using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), such as proximity to Fredericksburg, school size, cost, and graduation rate.

Closest Schools to Fredericksburg, Virginia

Below is a list of the 5 colleges in and around Fredericksburg. They are a mix of 2 and 4-year institutions, both public and privately owned.

  • University of Mary Washington (4.9 miles from Fredericksburg)
  • Eastern Virginia Career College (8.2 miles from Fredericksburg)
  • Virginia Baptist College (9.1 miles from Fredericksburg)
  • Strayer University-Fredericksburg Campus (10.0 miles from Fredericksburg)
  • Germanna Community College (20.7 miles from Fredericksburg)

Largest Schools Near Fredericksburg, Virginia

None of the schools in or around Fredericksburg have more than 10,000 total students. The largest school is a 2-year community college offering associate's degrees. Below is the list of the 5 schools in order from largest to smallest.

  • Germanna Community College (7,282 total students)
  • University of Mary Washington (4,535 total students)
  • Eastern Virginia Career College (203 total students)
  • Virginia Baptist College (94 total students)
  • Strayer University-Fredericksburg Campus (not reported)

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Lowest Net Cost

The cost of attending college can be a deciding factor for many students when it is time to choose a college. In the Fredericksburg area, all 5 schools have a net cost under $20,000. The NCES reports net cost based on subtracting the financial aid received by students from the cost of attendance.

  • Germanna Community College ($6,568)
  • Virginia Baptist College ($12,093)
  • Eastern Virginia Career College ($16,170)
  • University of Mary Washington ($19,864)
  • Strayer University-Fredericksburg Campus (costs not reported)

Highest Graduation Rate

The overall graduation rate of a school is determined by the NCES based on the percentage of students who complete their degree programs in 150% of normal time (in 6 years for a 4-year degree, for example.). In the Fredericksburg area, college graduation rates range from under 30% to 100%. The following five schools have the highest graduation rates in the Fredericksburg area, according to NCES reports.

  • Virginia Baptist College (100% graduation rate)
  • University of Mary Washington (70% graduation rate)
  • Eastern Virginia Career College (54% graduation rate)
  • Germanna Community College (28% graduation rate)
  • Strayer University-Fredericksburg Campus (not reported)

Students can compare the five schools around Fredericksburg, Virginia based on several criteria, including location, cost and school size, to determine which school might be the best fit.

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