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Virginia Military Institute – Tuition & Success Analysis

Lexington, VA

Virginia Military Institute – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,713

Average annual cost of attendance: $18,785

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $23,900

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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Virginia Military Institute Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $4,672

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $11,041

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $8,798

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $18,241

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $24,724


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Virginia Military Institute. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Virginia Military Institute Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 76%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 88%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $65,700

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 78%

Virginia Military Institute Admissions

Virginia Military Institute Acceptance Rate: 51%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 530 to 620

SAT Critical Reading: 530 to 620

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 22 to 28

ACT Math: 23 to 27

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Virginia Military Institute actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Virginia Military Institute Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 14%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 46%

Typical student debt: $23,900

Typical monthly loan payment: $254

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Majors at Virginia Military Institute


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Virginia Military Institute:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 11%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • Engineering – 23%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 3%
  • History – 11%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 5%
  • Psychology – 12%
  • Social Sciences – 27%

For more information about the various majors at Virginia Military Institute, visit their website.

Virginia Military Institute Diversity


Overall Composition at Virginia Military Institute

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Virginia Military Institute full time:  100%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Virginia Military Institute part time:  0%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Virginia Military Institute:  0%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 4%

Black: 6%

Hispanic: 6%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 1%

Unknown: 0%

White: 80%

Virginia Military Institute Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 21.6

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.