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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,540 miles from location Northern Virginia Community College Annandale VA 16.7061 n/a 46,619
5,631 miles from location Liberty University Lynchburg VA 25.2255 n/a 46,312
5,539 miles from location Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond VA 67.5826 36% 32,172
5,543 miles from location George Mason University Fairfax VA 38.2292 31% 32,067
5,698 miles from location Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA 81.4386 36% 30,870
5,601 miles from location University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville VA 89.7774 48% 24,355
5,470 miles from location Old Dominion University Norfolk VA 32.4015 39% 24,013
5,624 miles from location James Madison University Harrisonburg VA 79.9166 63% 18,971
5,704 miles from location Radford University Radford VA 30.9064 33% 8,878
5,496 miles from location College of William and Mary Williamsburg VA 84.4734 34% 7,874
5,467 miles from location Norfolk State University Norfolk VA 22.114 36% 6,993
5,596 miles from location Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown VA 13.2044 n/a 6,644
5,474 miles from location Hampton University Hampton VA 23.6588 n/a 5,402
5,547 miles from location University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg VA 71.3619 27% 5,381
5,534 miles from location Virginia State University Petersburg VA 51.9898 30% 5,366
5,482 miles from location Christopher Newport University Newport News VA 29.8333 27% 4,952
5,588 miles from location Longwood University Farmville VA 29.7314 34% 4,832
5,463 miles from location Regent University Virginia Beach VA 10.8299 61% 4,656
5,544 miles from location University of Richmond University Of Richmond VA 77.8979 30% 4,344
5,592 miles from location Shenandoah University Winchester VA 58.7782 36% 3,619
5,534 miles from location Marymount University Arlington VA 56.6943 26% 3,480
5,632 miles from location Lynchburg College Lynchburg VA 60.3836 19% 2,589
5,649 miles from location Washington and Lee University Lexington VA 83.5175 40% 2,153
5,679 miles from location Roanoke College Salem VA 62.4067 20% 2,044
5,824 miles from location The University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise VA 56.2391 43% 2,015
5,632 miles from location Mary Baldwin College Staunton VA 52.7593 17% 1,782
5,539 miles from location Virginia Union University Richmond VA 15.8502 n/a 1,691
5,530 miles from location Sanz School Falls Church VA 19.5071 n/a 1,658
5,628 miles from location Bridgewater College Bridgewater VA 25.9461 18% 1,590
5,671 miles from location Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge VA 11.527 n/a 1,582
5,624 miles from location Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg VA 63.8285 40% 1,525
5,649 miles from location Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 69.4491 52% 1,500
5,674 miles from location Ferrum College Ferrum VA 18.5349 28% 1,425
5,463 miles from location Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk VA 52.9678 31% 1,336
5,542 miles from location Randolph-Macon College Ashland VA 61.0369 14% 1,246
5,591 miles from location Hampden-Sydney College Hampden Sydney VA 63.3487 23% 1,068
5,673 miles from location Hollins University Roanoke VA 64.4306 32% 1,057
5,773 miles from location Emory and Henry College Emory VA 59.2251 31% 1,002
5,638 miles from location Averett University Danville VA 28.3991 87% 917
5,627 miles from location Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar VA 61.8591 33% 756
5,744 miles from location Bluefield College Bluefield VA 22.6007 58% 753
5,644 miles from location Southern Virginia University Buena Vista VA 49.6776 40% 641
5,553 miles from location Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville VA 36.8924 38% 584
5,791 miles from location Virginia Intermont College Bristol VA 31.2762 20% 577
5,631 miles from location Randolph College Lynchburg VA 27.7846 16% 500
5,540 miles from location Columbia College Fairfax VA n/a n/a 237
 

Curious what studying English gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Virginia

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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