Counseling Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 21 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the counseling academic community in Virginia, and the future trends in counseling training at the following levels:

  • Counseling Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


Schools

  1. Averett University

    420 W Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

    33 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Regent University

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  9. Longwood University

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  12. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  13. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

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

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

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

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Argosy University-Washington D.C.

    1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22209

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. South University_??_??_Richmond

    2151 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. South University_??_??_Virginia Beach

    301 Bendix Rd Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Counseling Employment

Virginia 20,930
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Virginia.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Virginia

16,070 18,200 19,540 20,080 20,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of counseling is growing. 3,950 more counseling professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of counseling has grown by 25% in Virginia. This growth is faster than the change in the number of counseling professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$47,228 $47,255 $48,868 $48,897 $49,102
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by counseling professionals is increasing in Virginia. Counseling professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $47,228 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,102 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$29,328
25th percentile
$36,564
50th percentile
$46,360
75th percentile
$58,154
90th percentile
$74,952

Thus, counseling professionals' salaries grew by 4% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 156% pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling in Virginia.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Virginia

Christian Counseling
$47,050
Clinical Psychology
$62,300
Counseling
$48,162
Forensic Psychology
$80,330
Organizational Psychology
$92,870
School Psychology
$67,140
Sociology
$60,800
Sports Psychology
$67,140

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
3
master
29
doctor
6
Certificate
7
Total45

As the number of counseling professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 21 accredited counseling schools in Virginia state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 982 counseling graduates from counseling courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 996 graduates.

This represents a 1% increase in the number of counseling degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 64%, graduated with a master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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