2021 Highest Paid Physical Sciences Graduates in Virginia
Finding the Best Physical Sciences School for You
With 1,070 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, physical sciences is the #18 most popular major in Virginia. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.3% of all the physical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Physical Sciences Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.
This year's Highest Paid Physical Sciences Graduates in Virginia ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in physical sciences.
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 Physical Sciences Majors Make After Graduation?
The average physical sciences major who graduates from a school in Virginia earns about $30,790 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 23% 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, physical sciences majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $35,669. That's 14% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Virginia.
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2021 Highest Paid Physical Sciences Grads in Virginia
Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Physical Sciences Graduates in Virginia
College of William and Mary comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Williamsburg.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Washington and Lee University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Washington and Lee is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Lexington.Request Information
University of Virginia - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville.Request Information
James Madison University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public school with a very large student population.Request Information
George Mason University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. GMU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.Request Information
University of Mary Washington landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid physical sciences school. UMW is a small public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Fredericksburg.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Virginia Military Institute as the #7 school in this year's rankings. VMI is a small public school located in the town of Lexington.Request Information
The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Richmond. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of University of Richmond.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Virginia Tech as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.Request Information
Longwood University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Longwood is a small public school located in the remote town of Farmville.Request Information
Best Physical Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Region
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Physical Sciences Related Rankings by Major
Physical Sciences Majors to Study
|Geological & Earth Sciences||128|
|Other Physical Science||41|
|Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology||30|
Majors Similar to Physical Sciences
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||3,561|
|Computer & Information Sciences||3,198|
|Mathematics & Statistics||902|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||539|
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 NASA.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
Featured Physical Sciences Schools
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