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Architecture Schools In Virginia

There are 6 accredited architecture schools in Virginia for faculty who teach architecture classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the architecture academic community in Virginia, and the future trends in architecture training at the following levels:


  1. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. John Tyler Community College

    13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, Virginia 23831-5316

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Architecture Employment

Virginia 4,960
National 194,050

Of all of the architecture professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Virginia.

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In Virginia

6,870 7,210 6,780 6,060 4,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of architecture professionals is shrinking in Virginia. There were 1,910 less architecture professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has shrunk by 28% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for architecture professionals which shows a 16% decrease in the number of architecture professionals working around the nation.

Architecture VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$56,777 $56,867 $57,737 $59,377 $60,943
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of architecture professionals is declining, the salaries paid to architecture professionals are increasing in Virginia. Architecture professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $56,777 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $60,943 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Virginia

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Thus, architecture professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of architecture. The pay differential between the highest paid architecture professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 180%

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Virginia

Civil Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited architecture schools in Virginia is decreasing. In 2006, 472 students graduated from architecture courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 405 students graduated.

This represents a 14% decrease in the number of architecture degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 42%, graduated with an master's degree in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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