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Schools Offering Education Programs in Virginia

Each year, approximately 1.8% of Virginia graduates receive degrees in education. In other words, every year an estimated 3,495 education professionals graduate from Virginia's 33 education schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Virginia with a education program is University of Virginia-Main Campus, which is located in Charlottesville. In 2010, it was ranked 10th nationwide. 221 students graduated with a degree in education from University of Virginia-Main Campus in 2010. University of Virginia-Main Campus charged in-state students $10,828 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Virginia that has a education program is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, which was ranked 19th in the country in 2010, is located in Blacksburg. 113 students graduated with degree in education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2010. Tuition at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was $9,459 per year.

James Madison University, which is located in Harrisonburg, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a education program. It received a ranking of 20th in the country in 2010. 300 students graduated with degree in education from James Madison University in 2010. Students at James Madison University paid $7,860 per year in tuition fees.


Education schools in Virginia, charge students an average tuition of $15,088 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $29,905 per year, or as little as $3,080 per year. In 2010, the following Virginia education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Lynchburg College - located in Lynchburg, students are charged $29,905 per year
  2. Randolph College - located in Lynchburg, students are charged $29,254 per year
  3. Virginia Wesleyan College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $28,556 per year

The education schools in Virginia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. John Tyler Community College - located in Chester, students are charged $3,080 per year
  2. Patrick Henry Community College - located in Martinsville, students are charged $3,280 per year
  3. Piedmont Virginia Community College - located in Charlottesville, students are charged $3,380 per year

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

education graduates in Virginia can go into a variety of professions such as postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and health specialties teacher. Virginia had 85,500 education professionals in 2010. 4,140 of these education professionals were instructional coordinators, 1,390 were postsecondary vocational teachers, and 5,170 were postsecondary teachers. The largest populations of Virginia education professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Chesapeake County - 17,970 education professionals
  2. Caroline County - 12,860 education professionals
  3. Buchanan County - 3,800 education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of education professionals in Virginia will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 84,000 education professionals working in Virginia. The greatest growth for education professional is predicted to be amongst Education Administrators, who are expected to increase by 31% by 2018.


education professionals in Virginia make an average of $66,611 per year. But, salaries for education professional can vary. In 2010, education professional made as little as less than $15,860 per year or as much as more than $159,860 per year in Virginia. Education professionals in the following Virginia counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Albemarle County - $67,270 per year
  2. Chesapeake County - $65,248 per year
  3. Buchanan County - $60,888 per year

On average, education professionals earn the least in the following Virginia counties:

  1. Accomack County - $45,570 per year
  2. Brunswick County - $47,454 per year
  3. Amherst County - $48,771 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Virginia were:

  1. Education Administrator - $96,760 per year
  2. Health Specialties Teacher - $82,920 per year
  3. Postsecondary Teacher - $79,890 per year

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

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $52,250 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $49,100 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in Virginia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 38,700 $60,390 -0.7%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 17,980 $59,670 1.8%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 5,170 $79,890 -0.6%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 4,640 $55,370 11.0%
Instructional Coordinators 4,140 $67,540 19.7%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 2,800 $70,800 18.1%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,270 $82,920 -6.2%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 2,150 $57,620 39.6%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,590 $71,710 24.2%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,510 $63,460 39.8%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,460 $49,100 -17.5%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,390 $52,250 -7.3%
Education Administrators, All Other 1,010 $96,760 -16.5%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 690 $65,070 -10.4%

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