Human Services Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 17 accredited human services schools where human services faculty who teach human services classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in human services in the state of Virginia, which encompasses human services training at the following levels:

  • Human Services Certificate
  • Associates degree in Human Services
  • Bachelors degree in Human Services
  • Masters degree in Human Services
  • PhD degree in Human Services


Schools

  1. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

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  2. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  3. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

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  4. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  5. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  6. Longwood University

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

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  7. Mary Baldwin College

    New & Frederick St, Staunton, Virginia 24401

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  8. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  9. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  10. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

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  11. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  12. Virginia Intermont College

    1013 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201

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  13. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

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  14. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

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  15. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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  16. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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  17. University of Phoenix-Richmond Campus

    6600 W Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23230-1709

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Human Services Employment

Virginia 21,140
National 913,960

Of all of the human services professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Human services professionals In Virginia

15,650 16,080 17,410 17,310 21,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, human services is a growing field. In Virginia, 5,490 more human services professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 35% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for human services professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of human services professionals has grown by 25% between 2006 and 2010.

Human Services VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$39,078 $41,398 $42,270 $41,322 $42,685
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Human Services
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of human services professionals is growing, the salaries paid to human services professionals are increasing in Virginia. The mean salary for human services professionals in 2006 was $39,078 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,685 per year.

Salary percentiles for Human services professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$25,735
25th percentile
$32,167
50th percentile
$41,265
75th percentile
$51,947
90th percentile
$61,958

Thus, there was a 8% growth in human services professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of human services. The pay differential between the highest paid human services professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 141%

Average Salaries for Human services professionals and related professions in Virginia

Human Services
$42,685
Mental Health
$37,232
Public Administration
$99,512
Public Health
$66,387
Social Work
$49,152
Sociology
$60,800

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

Educational Trends

Human Services programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia

associate
1
bachelor
15
master
6
doctor
3
Certificate
1
Total26

The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited human services schools in Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 641 human services graduates from human services courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 1,197 graduates.

This represents a 87% increase in the number of human services degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. Most of these graduates, or 58%, earned an bachelor's degree in human services.

Human Services Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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