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One Amazing Value

JMU's value has topped the charts for more than a century now.

We have dominated the regional rankings for decades, and the best is yet to come.

Thanks to a new Carnegie Commission Classification of R2 Doctoral University with high research activity, JMU is now officially recognized for its world-class academic excellence and national prominence.

What does this mean for you?
Even more chances to take part in groundbreaking research and scholarship alongside professors who care about your mind and your heart.

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best Value
big colleges

—Niche's Best Value
Colleges List


Best College in Virginia
for Getting a Job

—U.S. Department of Education
statistics compiled by Zippia

TOP 14%

of FOUR-year u.s. public colleges for return on investment

—Georgetown University
Center on 
and the Workforce

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2023-24) - Per year
In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $13,576 $30,790
Room and Board $12,264 $12,264
TOTAL $25,840 $43,054

*Courses within the College of Business and School of Nursing have additional course fees. 

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