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Psychology in Virginia

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Virginia

Approximately 2.1% of graduates in of Virginia receive psychology degrees every year. That means an estimated 4,113 psychology professionals graduate from Virginia's 45 psychology schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Virginia-Main Campus, which is located in Charlottesville, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 10th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 308 students graduated from University of Virginia-Main Campus' psychology program. The tuition rate at University of Virginia-Main Campus was $10,828 per year.

The second-ranked school in Virginia with a psychology program is College of William and Mary, which is located in Williamsburg. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. 148 students graduated with degree in psychology 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 was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a psychology program. It is located in Lexington. 21 students graduated with degree in psychology from Washington and Lee University in 2010. Students at Washington and Lee University paid $40,387 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Virginia psychology school, average tuition will be $19,005 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,214 per year to $41,610 per year. In 2010, the following Virginia psychology 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 psychology schools in Virginia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Old Dominion University - located in Norfolk, students are charged $6,214 per year
  2. Norfolk State University - located in Norfolk, students are charged $6,327 per year
  3. Virginia State University - located in Petersburg, students are charged $6,570 per year

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

The Virginia counties with the largest populations of psychology professional are:

  1. Caroline County - 510 psychology professionals
  2. Chesapeake County - 480 psychology professionals
  3. Botetourt County - 90 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 3,740 psychology professionals will be working in Virginia. This would require the number of psychology professional to grow by 15%.


On average, psychology professionals earn $84,510 per year. But, salaries for psychology professional can vary. In 2010, psychology professional made as little as less than $22,890 per year or as much as more than $109,170 per year in Virginia. Psychology professionals in the following Virginia counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Chesapeake County - $75,555 per year
  2. Caroline County - $71,520 per year
  3. Botetourt County - $68,790 per year

The Virginia counties with the lowest average salary for psychology professionals are:

  1. Brunswick County - $56,670 per year
  2. Amherst County - $58,250 per year
  3. Buchanan County - $61,650 per year

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

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $93,520 per year
  2. Organizational Psychologist - $92,870 per year
  3. Clinical Psychologist - $67,140 per year

The psychology professionals with lowest average salaries in Virginia were:

  1. Organizational Psychologist - $92,870 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $67,140 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Virginia statistics regarding a career in psychology. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or sports psychology.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists n/a $92,870
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 2,220 $67,140 -4.3%
Psychologists, All Other 260 $93,520 30.0%

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