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Information Technology Schools in Virginia

In 2019-2020, 1,385 students earned their IT degrees in VA.

An Information Technology major is the 29th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Information Technology Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate Degree 691
Bachelor’s Degree 382
Master’s Degree 265
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 23
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 23
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 23
Post-Master’s Certificate 20
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 20
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.5%
  • Black or African American: 27.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.5%
  • White: 42.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
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Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Virginia

There are 123,910 people in the state and 2,912,080 people in the nation working in IT jobs.

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Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a IT grad in the state is $98,090, compared to a typical salary of $92,030 nationwide.

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There are 33 colleges in Virginia that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach
781 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,353 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. In their early career, ECPI University grads earn an average salary of $29,000.

198 Degrees in Major Awarded
52,873 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 60% of students receive it. In their early career, Northern Virginia Community College grads earn an average salary of $33,200. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
4,797 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 43% of students receive it. 8% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Strayer University - Virginia grads earn an average salary of $33,100.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
1,947 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 67% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $15,927.

#5

Marymount University

Arlington
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,294 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,700 after earning their degree at this institution. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#6

Regent University

Virginia Beach
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
10,483 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. The full-time teacher rate is 74%. The 6.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,337 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,497. In their early career, Lord Fairfax Community College grads earn an average salary of $25,100. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
5,457 Total Students

A typical student attending Norfolk State will pay a net price of $12,645. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
38,541 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 75% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree at GMU. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.60%.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,515 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $21,200 a year. An average student at Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach will pay a net price of $14,839.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
25,628 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. A typical student attending University of Virginia will pay a net price of $20,397. Graduates earn an average $50,300 after graduation.

Information Technology Careers in VA

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 41% $108,580
Web Developers 16% $85,630
Database Administrators 15% $96,090
Computer and Information Systems Managers 14% $164,200
Computer User Support Specialists 13% $55,000
Computer Workers 12% $104,840
Computer Network Architects 11% $121,390
Managers 11% $130,590
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 11% $89,350
Computer Network Support Specialists 9% $66,070

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Computer Information Systems 3,535
Computer Science 633
Information Science 618
Computer Software Applications 306
Other Computer Sciences 137
Computer Programming 118
Computer Systems Networking 45
Computer Systems Analysis 3

View all majors related to Information Technology

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