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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in Virginia

1,712 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,108 Avg Salary
$28,418 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in VirginiaEducation is the #14 most popular major in Virginia with 1,712 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 0.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Education Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in Virginia ranking, we looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Education Majors Make After Graduation?

The average education major who graduates from a school in Virginia earns about $29,108 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 27% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

On a nationwide level, education majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $34,031. That's 14% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Virginia.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in Virginia  29,108
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58,200
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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58,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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58,200

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in Virginia

The following colleges produce the highest paid education graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in Virginia

#1

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Our rankings recognize George Mason University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. GMU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax.

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#2

Hampton University

Hampton, VA

Hampton University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Hampton, Hampton is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Marymount University

Arlington, VA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Marymount University. Marymount is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Arlington.

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Radford University

Radford, VA

Radford University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Radford is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Radford.

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#5

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Old Dominion is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Norfolk.

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Virginia Commonwealth University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Richmond.

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#7

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA

University of Lynchburg earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Lynchburg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

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Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Virginia State University. Virginia State is a small public school located in the suburb of Petersburg.

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Norfolk State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the city of Norfolk, Norfolk State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Liberty University. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 1,213
Florida 34 4,383
Georgia 33 2,694
North Carolina 32 2,584
Alabama 32 2,026
Tennessee 32 1,699
West Virginia 32 586
South Carolina 32 1,665
Louisiana 31 1,415
Kentucky 31 1,884
Arkansas 30 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 955
Teacher Education Grade Specific 559
Special Education 140
General Education 35
Teaching English or French 20

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 5,741
Psychology 4,221
Communication & Journalism 2,020
History 1,215
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 870

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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