Sociology in Virginia

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Schools Offering Sociology Programs in Virginia


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Virginia receive sociology degrees every year. That means an estimated 783 sociologists graduate from Virginia's 33 sociology schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Virginia-Main Campus, which was ranked 10th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a sociology program. It is located in Charlottesville. In 2010, 77 students graduated from University of Virginia-Main Campus' sociology 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 sociology program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. 33 students graduated with degree in sociology from College of William and Mary in 2010. Students at College of William and Mary paid $12,188 per year in tuition fees.

Washington and Lee University, which is located in Lexington, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a sociology program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. 8 students graduated with degree in sociology from Washington and Lee University in 2010. The tuition rate at Washington and Lee University was $40,387 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Virginia's sociology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $18,724 per year, though tuition can range from $41,610 per year to $4,300 per year. In 2010, the sociology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Virginia were:

  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. Roanoke College - located in Salem, students are charged $31,214 per year

The following Virginia sociology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Virginia University of Lynchburg - located in Lynchburg, students are charged $4,300 per year
  2. Old Dominion University - located in Norfolk, students are charged $6,214 per year
  3. Norfolk State University - located in Norfolk, students are charged $6,327 per year

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in Virginia
  • Master's Degree in Sociology in Virginia
  • Doctoral Degree in Sociology in Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
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
5,547 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
5,544 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
5,638 miles from location Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs Danville VA 13.284 75% 1,784
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
5,628 miles from location Bridgewater College Bridgewater VA 25.9461 18% 1,590
5,624 miles from location Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg VA 63.8285 40% 1,525
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
5,673 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
5,553 miles from location Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville VA 36.8924 38% 584
5,631 miles from location Randolph College Lynchburg VA 27.7846 16% 500
5,630 miles from location Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg VA 23.0653 n/a 327
 

Curious what studying Sociology gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary + 420 $60,800 44.8%
 

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