Communications Schools In Virginia

Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 23 accredited communications schools in Virginia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in Virginia, and the future trends in communications training at the following levels:

  • Communications Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications
  • PhD degree in Communications


Schools

  1. Bluefield College

    3000 College Dr, Bluefield, Virginia 24605

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  2. Bridgewater College

    402 E College St, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1599

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  3. Regent University

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

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  4. Christopher Newport University

    1 University Place, Newport News, Virginia 23606

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  5. Danville Community College

    1008 S Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541-4004

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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. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Hollins University

    7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020

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  10. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  11. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  12. Longwood University

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

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  13. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

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  14. Mary Baldwin College

    New & Frederick St, Staunton, Virginia 24401

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  15. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  16. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  17. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  18. Randolph College

    2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1555

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  19. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  20. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

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

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

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  23. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Communications Employment

Virginia 11,580
National 439,660

Approximately 3% of the country's communications professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Virginia

11,050 11,700 12,030 12,030 11,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of communications is growing. There were 530 more communications professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of communications has grown by 5% in Virginia. This is slower than the trend for communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$40,462 $42,275 $45,917 $47,497 $47,020
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of communications professionals is growing, the salaries paid to communications professionals are increasing in Virginia. In 2006 communications professionals made a mean salary of $40,462 per year, and in 2010 they made $47,020 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$24,245
25th percentile
$30,500
50th percentile
$40,913
75th percentile
$55,822
90th percentile
$74,732

Thus, there was a 14% growth in communications professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 208% pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of communications in Virginia.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Virginia

Advertising
$87,085
Business
$101,816
Communications
$47,020
Creative Writing
$61,600
Fashion Marketing
$82,530
Marketing
$96,387
Public Relations
$133,590
Visual Communications
$46,192

In Virginia, communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
23
master
8
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total34

As the number of communications professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 23 accredited communications schools in Virginia state is also increasing. In 2006, 1,464 students graduated from communications courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 1,768 students graduated.

This represents a 21% increase in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. Most of these graduates, or 68%, earned a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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