Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at Virginia private colleges.

There are 37 Private colleges in Virginia on our list. Explore the the schools below to get an idea if any are a match for you.


List of Private colleges in Virginia
College Location
Chamberlain College of Nursing Virginia Arlington, Virginia
DeVry University Virginia Arlington, Virginia
Argosy University Washington D.C. Arlington, Virginia
Corcoran College of Art and Design Washington, District Of Columbia
Everest College Arlington Arlington, Virginia
George Washington University Washington, District Of Columbia
Georgetown University Washington, District Of Columbia
The Art Institute of Washington Arlington, Virginia
University of Management and Technology (The) Arlington, Virginia
Westwood College Arlington Ballston Arlington, Virginia
University of Phoenix Washington DC Campus Washington, District Of Columbia
American University Washington, District Of Columbia
Gallaudet University Washington, District Of Columbia
Howard University Washington, District Of Columbia
Catholic University of America Washington, District Of Columbia
ITT Technical Institute Springfield Springfield, Virginia
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary Capitol Heights, Maryland
Marymount University Arlington, Virginia
Potomac College Washington Washington, District Of Columbia
Trinity Washington University Washington, District Of Columbia
Westwood College Annandale Annandale, Virginia
Sanford Brown College Tysons Corner McLean, Virginia
Stratford University Falls Church, Virginia
DeVry University Maryland Bethesda, Maryland
Everest College McLean McLean, Virginia
Washington Adventist University Takoma Park, Maryland
Fortis College Landover Landover, Maryland
Washington Bible College Capital Bible Seminary Lanham, Maryland
University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus Reston, Virginia
Capitol College Laurel, Maryland
ITT Technical Institute Chantilly Chantilly, Virginia
Potomac College Herndon Herndon, Virginia
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Manassas Manassas, Virginia
The Art Institute of Washington Northern Virginia Sterling, Virginia
University of Phoenix Maryland Campus Columbia, Maryland
ITT Technical Institute Hanover Hanover, Maryland
St John's College Annapolis, Maryland