The following table compares the basic academic information between selected colleges. By school type, all 5 selected colleges are private. By school level, all 5 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
|Name||Location||Type/Level||Highest Degree||Offered Degree|
|Centra College of Nursing||Lynchburg, VA||Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years||Bachelor's Degree||Certificate, Associate, Bachelor|
|Randolph College||Lynchburg, VA||Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years||Master's Degree||Bachelor, Master|
|Southern Virginia University||Buena Vista, VA||Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years||Bachelor's Degree||Bachelor|
|Virginia Union University||Richmond, VA||Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years||Doctor's Degree||Bachelor, Master, Doctorate|
|Virginia Wesleyan University||Virginia Beach, VA||Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years||Master's Degree||Bachelor, Master|
Key Facts Comparison
The average tuition & fees of selected colleges is $24,133 for State residents and $21,591 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 84.00% and graduation rate is 46.75%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
|Name||Tuition & Fees||Acceptance Rate||Graduation Rate||Student Faculty Ratio||Student Population|
|Centra College of Nursing||$12,664||82%||-||11:1||314|
|Southern Virginia University||$17,960||99%||45%||15:1||1,140|
|Virginia Union University||$13,530||75%||36%||16:1||1,516|
|Virginia Wesleyan University||$36,910||74%||50%||12:1||1,347|
|Average||$24,133 / $21,591||84.00%||46.75%||12.60:1||977|