Public Administration Schools In Virginia

There are 16 accredited public administration schools in Virginia for faculty who teach public administration classes to choose from. The trends in Virginia's public administration academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public administration includes public administration training at the following levels:

  • Public Administration Certificate
  • Associates degree in Public Administration
  • Bachelors degree in Public Administration
  • Masters degree in Public Administration
  • PhD degree in Public Administration


Schools

  1. College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

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

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

    1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327

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

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Strayer Virginia

    2121 15th Street N, Arlington, Virginia 22207

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Thomas Nelson Community College

    99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

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

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

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

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus

    11730 Plaza America Dr Ste 200, Reston, Virginia 20190-4750

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. University of Phoenix-Richmond Campus

    6600 W Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23230-1709

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Public Administration Employment

Virginia 8,990
National 391,290

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

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In Virginia

6,500 7,730 8,740 9,120 8,990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of public administration is growing. In Virginia, 2,490 more public administration professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 38% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for public administration professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public administration professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$79,560 $83,478 $87,760 $94,988 $99,512
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public administration professionals is increasing in Virginia. Public administration professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $79,560 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $99,512 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$49,560
25th percentile
$67,272
50th percentile
$84,984
75th percentile
$93,482
90th percentile
$102,830

This represents a growth in salaries of 20%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Virginia state, within the field of public administration, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public administration professionals earn 42% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Virginia

Business Administration
$95,770
Business Management
$112,988
Criminal Justice
$52,204
Political Science
$96,405
Public Administration
$99,512
Social Work
$49,152
Sociology
$60,800

In Virginia, public administration professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Public Administration programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia

associate
2
bachelor
9
master
13
doctor
5
Certificate
10
Total39

The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited public administration schools in Virginia is increasing. In 2006, 626 students graduated from public administration courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 722 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of public administration school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 15%. A majority of these graduates, or 33%, graduated with an master's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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