Chemistry Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 34 accredited chemistry schools where chemistry faculty who teach chemistry classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the chemistry academic community in Virginia, and the future trends in chemistry training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry
  • Masters degree in Chemistry
  • PhD degree in Chemistry


Schools

  1. Averett University

    420 W Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541

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  2. Bluefield College

    3000 College Dr, Bluefield, Virginia 24605

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  3. Bridgewater College

    402 E College St, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1599

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  4. College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

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

    1 University Place, Newport News, Virginia 23606

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  6. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

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  7. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

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  8. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  9. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

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

    College Road, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943-0128

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  11. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  12. Hollins University

    7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020

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  13. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  14. Longwood University

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

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  15. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

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  16. Mary Baldwin College

    New & Frederick St, Staunton, Virginia 24401

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  17. University of Mary Washington

    1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300

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  18. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  19. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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  20. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  21. Randolph-Macon College

    204 Henry St, Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505

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  22. Randolph College

    2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1555

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  23. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

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  24. Roanoke College

    221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153-3794

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  25. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  26. Sweet Briar College

    134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595-9998

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  27. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

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

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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

    Lexington, Virginia 24450-0304

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  31. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

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  32. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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  33. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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  34. Washington and Lee University

    204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Chemistry Employment

Virginia 4,080
National 212,310

Approximately 2% of the country's chemistry professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Chemistry professionals In Virginia

4,440 4,380 3,740 3,540 4,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Chemistry is a shrinking field in Virginia. There were 360 less chemistry professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of chemistry has shrunk by 8% in Virginia. This is faster than the trend for chemistry professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of chemistry professionals has shrunk by 5% between 2006 and 2010.

Chemistry VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$52,450 $55,133 $52,572 $55,502 $54,235
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of chemistry professionals is declining, the salaries paid to chemistry professionals are increasing in Virginia. The mean salary for chemistry professionals in 2006 was $52,450 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $54,235 per year.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$31,420
25th percentile
$39,868
50th percentile
$52,850
75th percentile
$67,032
90th percentile
$80,082

This represents a growth in salaries of 3%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Virginia state, within the field of chemistry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid chemistry professionals earn 155% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in Virginia

Biochemistry
$73,277
Biology
$69,540
Chemistry
$54,235
Physics
$115,090

Chemistry professionals in Virginia earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
34
master
7
doctor
4
Certificate
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Total45

The number of students graduating from the 34 accredited chemistry schools in Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 447 chemistry graduates from chemistry courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 519 graduates.

This represents a 16% increase in the number of chemistry degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 76%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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