Biology Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 50 accredited schools where biology classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in biology in the state of Virginia, which encompasses biology training at the following levels:

  • Biology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  1. Averett University

    420 W Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541

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  2. Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave

    1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486-0080

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  3. Bluefield College

    3000 College Dr, Bluefield, Virginia 24605

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  4. Bridgewater College

    402 E College St, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1599

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  5. College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

    33 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Christopher Newport University

    1 University Place, Newport News, Virginia 23606

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  7. Jefferson College of Health Sciences

    101 Elm Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24013

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  8. Eastern Virginia Medical School

    700w. Olney, Norfolk, Virginia 23507

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  9. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

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  10. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

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  11. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  12. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Hampden-Sydney College

    College Road, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943-0128

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  14. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  15. Hollins University

    7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020

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  16. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

    1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327

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  17. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  18. John Tyler Community College

    13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, Virginia 23831-5316

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  19. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  20. Longwood University

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

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  21. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

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  22. Mary Baldwin College

    New & Frederick St, Staunton, Virginia 24401

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  23. University of Mary Washington

    1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300

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  24. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  25. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  26. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  27. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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  28. Piedmont Virginia Community College

    501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-7589

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  29. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  30. Randolph-Macon College

    204 Henry St, Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505

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  31. Randolph College

    2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1555

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  32. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

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  33. Roanoke College

    221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153-3794

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  34. Saint Pauls College

    115 College Drive, Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868

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  35. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  36. Southern Virginia University

    One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416

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  37. Sweet Briar College

    134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595-9998

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  38. Thomas Nelson Community College

    99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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  39. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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  40. The University of Virginia's College at Wise

    1 College Avenue, Wise, Virginia 24293-4400

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  41. Virginia Intermont College

    1013 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201

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  42. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

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  43. Virginia Western Community College

    3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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  44. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  45. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  46. Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia 24450-0304

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  47. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

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  48. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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  49. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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  50. Washington and Lee University

    204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Biology Employment

Virginia 5,900
National 232,950

Of all of the biology professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In Virginia

5,770 5,560 4,910 5,330 5,900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of biology is growing. There were 130 more biology professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of biology has grown by 2% in Virginia. This is slower than the trend for biology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of biology professionals has grown by 6% between 2006 and 2010.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$56,797 $59,613 $53,445 $68,520 $69,540
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by biology professionals is increasing in Virginia. Biology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $56,797 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,540 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$37,565
25th percentile
$47,210
50th percentile
$62,250
75th percentile
$83,420
90th percentile
$116,338

This represents a growth in salaries of 18%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of biology, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid biology professionals earning 210% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Virginia

Biochemistry
$73,277
Biology
$69,540
Biomedical Engineering
$80,960
Chemistry
$54,235
Physics
$115,090

In Virginia, biology professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia

associate
10
bachelor
46
master
19
doctor
10
Certificate
5
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The number of students graduating from the 50 accredited biology schools in Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 2,600 biology graduates from biology courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 3,184 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of biology school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 22%. A majority of these graduates, or 51%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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