2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in Virginia
Finding the Best Education School for You
Education 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.
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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in Virginia
Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in Virginia
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region
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Education Related Rankings by Major
Education Majors to Study
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||955|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||559|
|Teaching English or French||20|
Majors Similar to Education
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Communication & Journalism||2,020|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||870|
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).
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