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Public Health Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 11 accredited schools where public health classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public health and public health training in Virginia, which includes public health training at the following levels:


  1. Eastern Virginia Medical School

    700w. Olney, Norfolk, Virginia 23507

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Longwood University

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

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

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton

    4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 233, Hampton, Virginia 23666

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Public Health Employment

Virginia 9,430
National 484,220

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

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Virginia

7,530 7,980 8,570 8,930 9,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Health is a growing field in Virginia. 1,900 more public health professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has grown by 25% in four years. This is faster than the trend for public health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$55,567 $57,910 $61,627 $63,640 $66,387
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public health professionals is increasing in Virginia. The mean salary for public health professionals in 2006 was $55,567 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $66,387 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Virginia

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

Thus, public health professionals' salaries grew by 16% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Virginia state, within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public health professionals earn 149% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Virginia

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Virginia, public health professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of public health professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited public health schools in Virginia state is also increasing. In Virginia, there were 276 graduates in 2006. And there were 457 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 66%. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with a master's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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