Small Business Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 3 accredited small business schools where small business faculty who teach small business classes can find employment. The trends in Virginia's small business academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in small business includes small business training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Small Business
  • Masters degree in Small Business


  1. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  2. Stratford University

    7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22043-2403

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  3. University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus

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

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Small Business Employment

Virginia 51,920
National 1,708,080

Of all of the small business professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Small business professionals In Virginia

30,970 32,720 0 47,700 51,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Small Business is a growing field in Virginia. There were 20,950 more small business professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of small business professionals has grown by 68%. This growth is faster than the national trend for small business professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of small business professionals working around the nation.

Small Business VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$118,860 $119,280 $119,550 $120,320 $122,420
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Small Business
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of small business professionals is growing, the salaries earned by small business professionals are increasing. In 2006 small business professionals made a mean salary of $118,860 per year, and in 2010 they made $122,420 per year.

Salary percentiles for Small business professionals in Virginia

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Thus, there was a 3% growth in small business professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Virginia state, within the field of small business, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid small business professionals earn 341% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Small business professionals and related professions in Virginia

Business Administration
Business Management
Forensic Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Project Management
Property Management
Restaurant Management
Risk Management
Small Business

In Virginia, small business professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Small Business programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia


As the number of small business professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited small business schools in Virginia state is also increasing. In Virginia, there were 11 graduates in 2006. And there were 17 graduates from small business courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 55% percent increase in the number of small business school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a bachelor's degree in small business.

Small Business Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of small business faculty in Virginia, growth in the field of small business academia and small business faculty salaries in Virginia. If you are involved in teaching small business courses to students at the bachelors degree in small business, and masters degree in small business levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of small business in Virginia. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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