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Social Work Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 14 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work training in Virginia, which includes social work training at the following levels:


  1. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

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  3. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

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

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

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  7. Mary Baldwin College

    New & Frederick St, Staunton, Virginia 24401

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  8. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  9. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  10. Virginia Intermont College

    1013 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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  14. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Social Work Employment

Virginia 14,460
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Virginia

14,080 14,260 15,410 14,380 14,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, social work is a growing field. In 2010 there were 380 more social workers working in Virginia than there were in 2006. This represents a 3% growth in the field. This is slower than the trend for social workers around the US. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$44,728 $47,673 $48,565 $48,022 $49,152
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of social workers is growing, the salaries paid to social workers are increasing in Virginia. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $44,728 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,152 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Virginia

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Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of social work, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid social workers earning 143% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Virginia

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Virginia, social workers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited social work schools in Virginia is increasing. In Virginia, there were 637 graduates in 2006. And there were 651 graduates from social work courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 2% percent increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 71%, earned a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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