Language in Virginia

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Schools Offering Language Programs in Virginia


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Virginia receive language degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 687 language professionals graduate from Virginia's 35 language schools.

Top Schools

University of Virginia-Main Campus, which was ranked 10th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a language program. It is located in Charlottesville. In 2010, University of Virginia-Main Campus graduated 218 students from its language program. Students at University of Virginia-Main Campus paid $10,828 per year in tuition fees.

College of William and Mary, which is located in Williamsburg, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a language program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. 34 students graduated with degree in language from College of William and Mary in 2010. College of William and Mary charged in-state students $12,188 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Virginia with a language program is Washington and Lee University, which is located in Lexington. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. In 2010, 21 students graduated from Washington and Lee University language program. Washington and Lee University charged in-state students $40,387 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Virginia language school, average tuition will be $18,535 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,677 per year to $41,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia language schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 language schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Virginia were:

  1. New River Community College - located in Dublin, students are charged $2,677 per year
  2. Northern Virginia Community College - located in Annandale, students are charged $2,998 per year
  3. Tidewater Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $3,212 per year

A language degree from a Virginia school... what next?

In Virginia, the largest numbers of language professional work in the following counties:

  1. Chesapeake County - 1,320 language professionals
  2. Caroline County - 820 language professionals
  3. Amherst County - 240 language professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 6,310 language professionals will be working in Virginia. This would require the number of language professional to grow by 33%.

Salary

language professionals in Virginia make an average of $73,107 per year. In 2010, however, some Virginia language professional earned as little as less than $16,770 per year or as much as more than $144,630 per year. Language professionals in the following Virginia counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Albemarle County - $71,570 per year
  2. Frederick County - $67,800 per year
  3. Accomack County - $67,430 per year

The following counties in Virginia have the lowest average salaries for language professional:

  1. Amherst County - $51,990 per year
  2. Alleghany County - $52,050 per year
  3. Botetourt County - $54,227 per year

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

  1. Sign Language Interpreter - $87,830 per year
  2. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $73,870 per year
  3. English As A Second Language Instructor - $57,620 per year

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

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $73,870 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $57,620 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Virginia statistics regarding a career in language and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as English or education.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Language in Virginia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in Virginia
  • Master's Degree in Language in Virginia
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in Virginia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Interpreters and Translators n/a $87,830
2
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,690 $73,870 22.8%
3
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 2,150 $57,620 39.6%
 

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