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Electrical Engineering in Virginia

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Schools Offering Electrical Engineering Programs in Virginia

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Virginia receive electrical engineering degrees every year. Thus, Virginia's 26 electrical engineering schools put out approximately 512 electrical engineers each year.

Top Schools

Virginia State University, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a electrical engineering program. It is located in Petersburg. 1 students graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Virginia State University in 2010. Tuition at Virginia State University was $6,570 per year.

ECPI College of Technology, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a electrical engineering program. It is located in Virginia Beach. In 2010, ECPI College of Technology graduated 252 students from its electrical engineering program. Tuition at ECPI College of Technology was $13,550 per year.

Skyline College, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a electrical engineering program. It is located in Roanoke. 10 students graduated with degree in electrical engineering from Skyline College in 2010. Tuition at Skyline College was $13,550 per year.


If you choose to attend a Virginia electrical engineering school, average tuition will be $6,955 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,616 per year to $18,048 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia electrical engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Richmond - located in Richmond, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Chantilly - located in Chantilly, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Springfield - located in Springfield, students are charged $18,048 per year

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

  1. Southwest Virginia Community College - located in Richlands, students are charged $2,616 per year
  2. Mountain Empire Community College - located in Big Stone Gap, students are charged $2,652 per year
  3. New River Community College - located in Dublin, students are charged $2,677 per year

An electrical engineering degree from a Virginia school... what next?

A large number of Virginia electrical engineering graduates become electrical engineers. Virginia had 7,170 electrical engineers in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Virginia electrical engineers:

  1. Chesapeake County - 1,200 electrical engineers
  2. Caroline County - 910 electrical engineers
  3. Accomack County - 520 electrical engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of electrical engineers is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 8,980 electrical engineers working in the Virginia then.


An electrical engineer in Virginia makes an average of $89,470 per year. But, salaries for electrical engineers can vary. In 2010, electrical engineers made as little as less than $35,240 per year or as much as more than $133,090 per year in Virginia. The following counties in Virginia have the highest average salaries for electrical engineers:

  1. Accomack County - $97,500 per year
  2. Caroline County - $80,970 per year
  3. Chesapeake County - $79,520 per year

The Virginia counties with the lowest average salary for electrical engineers are:

  1. Albemarle County - $64,650 per year
  2. Buchanan County - $65,270 per year
  3. Giles County - $67,150 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in electrical engineering in Virginia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as electrical engineering or civil engineering, 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 Electrical Engineering in Virginia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering in Virginia
  • Certificate in Electrical Engineering in Virginia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Electrical Engineers 7,170 $89,470 24.3%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 6,180 $58,300 -6.5%

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