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Advertising Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 4 accredited schools where advertising classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the advertising academic community in Virginia, and the future trends in advertising training at the advertising bachelors degree level.


  1. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  2. The Art Institute of Washington

    1820 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1802

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  3. The Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia

    21000 Atlantic Blvd Ste 100, Sterling, Virginia 20166

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  4. The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

    4500 Main St Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Advertising Employment

Virginia 5,920
National 271,840

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

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Virginia

5,830 5,740 5,780 6,080 5,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Advertising is a growing field in Virginia. There were 90 more advertising professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has grown by 2% in four years. This growth is slower than the national trend for advertising professionals which shows a 5% decrease in the number of advertising professionals working around the nation.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$75,073 $79,643 $82,168 $83,128 $87,085
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of advertising professionals is growing, the salaries paid to advertising professionals are increasing in Virginia. The mean salary for advertising professionals in 2006 was $75,073 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $87,085 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, advertising professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 243% pay differential between the highest paid advertising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of advertising in Virginia.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Virginia

Business Administration
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Public Relations
Small Business
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of advertising professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited advertising schools in Virginia state is decreasing. In Virginia, there were 39 graduates in 2006. And there were 36 graduates from advertising courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of advertising school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 8%. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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