Journalism Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 9 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of journalism and journalism training in Virginia, which includes journalism training at the following levels:

  • Journalism Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism


  1. Averett University

    420 W Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541

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  2. Regent University

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

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  3. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  4. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  5. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  6. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

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  7. Southwest Virginia Community College

    369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101

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  8. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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  9. Washington and Lee University

    204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Journalism Employment

Virginia 2,610
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Virginia

2,970 2,870 2,690 2,450 2,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, journalism is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 360 less journalism professionals working in Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of journalism has shrunk by 12% in Virginia. This decline is slower than the national trend for journalism professionals which shows a 12% decrease in the number of journalism professionals working around the nation.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$44,540 $51,367 $53,803 $53,203 $55,740
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by journalism professionals is increasing in Virginia. Journalism professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $44,540 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $55,740 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Virginia

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Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 20% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of journalism. The pay differential between the highest paid journalism professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 309%

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Virginia

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In Virginia, journalism professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited journalism schools in Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006, 236 students graduated from journalism courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 228 students graduated.

This represents a 3% decrease in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. 75% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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