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Information Science Schools in Virginia

618 IS students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

An Information Science major is the 61st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Information Science Majors in Virginia

IS majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 455
Master’s Degree 115
Post-Master’s Certificate 28
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 28
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 20

Gender Distribution

In Virginia, a IS major is more popular with men than with women.

Information Science Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of IS majors in Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 16.2%
  • Black or African American: 18.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.6%
  • White: 39.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 12.8%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
Information Science Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Science Grads in Virginia

There are 60,090 people in the state and 1,240,640 people in the nation working in IS jobs.

Information Science Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Information Science Jobs in Virginia

In this state, IS grads earn an average of $119,860. Nationwide, they make an average of $114,000.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Virginia that offer IS degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

179 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The 4.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at VCU.

#2

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
151 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.30%. 80% of the teachers are full time.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
5,520 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $25,512. Most students complete their degree in 4.12 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 25% of students receive it.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 52% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,321.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
9,335 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. A typical student attending Radford will pay a net price of $17,707. The student loan default rate is 5.60% which is lower than average.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,957 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 62%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $24,185. Graduates earn an average $38,200 after graduation.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
2,096 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $33,900 after graduation. The average student takes 4.00 years to complete their degree at Stratford University. The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
4,321 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,568. The student loan default rate is 8.80% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

#9

Averett University

Danville
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
961 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $19,749. The average student takes 4.22 years to complete their degree at AU. 100% of the teachers are full time.

#10

University of Richmond

University of Richmond
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
4,002 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $25,911. 69% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $46,900 after graduation.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
6% Graduation Rate
533 Total Students

An average student at South University, Richmond will pay a net price of $20,933. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate.

Information Science Careers in VA

Some of the careers IS majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Computer and Information Research Scientists 23% $126,060
Systems Software Developers 14% $117,400
Computer and Information Systems Managers 14% $164,200
Computer Science Professors 12% $70,710
Computer Workers 12% $104,840

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to IS.

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Computer Information Systems 3,535
Information Technology 1,247
Computer Science 633
Computer Software Applications 306
Other Computer Sciences 137
Computer Programming 118
Computer Systems Networking 45
Computer Systems Analysis 3

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