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Public Relations Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 4 accredited schools where public relations classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the public relations academic community in Virginia, and the future trends in public relations training at the public relations 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 Public Relations Employment

Virginia 1,400
National 53,460

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

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Virginia

870 990 1,020 1,230 1,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, public relations is a growing field. In Virginia, 530 more public relations professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public relations has grown by 61% in Virginia. This growth is faster than the change in the number of public relations professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 21% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$118,900 $128,070 $120,460 $126,670 $133,590
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of public relations professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public relations professionals are increasing. The mean salary for public relations professionals in 2006 was $118,900 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $133,590 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Virginia

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This represents a 11% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of public relations. The pay differential between the highest paid public relations professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 246%

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Virginia

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

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

Educational Trends

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


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

Thus there was a 8% percent decrease in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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