English in Virginia

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Schools Offering English Programs in Virginia


Around 1.5% of Virginia's graduates graduate from English degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,795 english professionals graduate from Virginia's 46 English schools.

Top Schools

University of Virginia-Main Campus, which is located in Charlottesville, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a English program. It received a ranking of 10th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 241 students graduated from University of Virginia-Main Campus' English program. University of Virginia-Main Campus charged in-state students $10,828 in tuition fees per year.

College of William and Mary, which is located in Williamsburg, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a English program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, College of William and Mary graduated 111 students from its English program. Students at College of William and Mary paid $12,188 per year in tuition fees.

Washington and Lee University, which was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a English program. It is located in Lexington. In 2010, Washington and Lee University graduated 30 students from its English programs. Washington and Lee University charged in-state students $40,387 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Virginia's English schools ranges from $41,610 per year to $2,842 per year. But, the average tuition is $17,439 per year. In 2010, the following Virginia English schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Richmond - located in University Of Richmond, students are charged $41,610 per year
  2. Washington and Lee University - located in Lexington, students are charged $40,387 per year
  3. Hampden-Sydney College - located in Hampden Sydney, students are charged $32,489 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Virginia English schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Dabney S Lancaster Community College - located in Clifton Forge, students are charged $2,842 per year
  2. Northern Virginia Community College - located in Annandale, students are charged $2,998 per year
  3. Lord Fairfax Community College - located in Middletown, students are charged $3,300 per year

An English degree from a Virginia school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Virginia english professionals:

  1. Chesapeake County - 850 english professionals
  2. Caroline County - 670 english professionals
  3. Alleghany County - 160 english professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of english professionals is expected to grow by 21% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,170 english professionals working in Virginia then. Of these 11,170 english professionals, the government predicts that 5,900 will be creative writers, 3,280 will be technical writers, and 1,990 will be literacy teachers.

Salary

On average, english professionals earn $62,440 per year. But, salaries for english professional can vary. In 2010, english professional made as little as less than $15,860 per year or as much as more than $116,680 per year in Virginia. On average english professional earn the most in the following Virginia counties:

  1. Accomack County - $84,760 per year
  2. Albemarle County - $67,675 per year
  3. Caroline County - $57,163 per year

The Virginia counties with the lowest average salary for english professionals are:

  1. Buchanan County - $38,730 per year
  2. Giles County - $41,890 per year
  3. Brunswick County - $45,290 per year

On average, the highest paid english professionals in Virginia were:

  1. Technical Writer - $76,620 per year
  2. Creative Writer - $61,600 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $49,100 per year

On average, the lowest paid english professionals in Virginia were:

  1. Creative Writer - $61,600 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $49,100 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Virginia statistics regarding a career in English. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as language or creative writing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in English in Virginia
  • Master's Degree in English in Virginia
  • Doctoral Degree in English in Virginia
  • Certificate in English in Virginia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Technical Writers 2,850 $76,620 10.9%
2
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,460 $49,100 -17.5%
3
Writers and Authors 1,410 $61,600 3.7%
 

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