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General Psychology Schools in Virginia

In 2018-2019, 4,642 students earned their Psychology degrees in VA.

A General Psychology major is the 4th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of General Psychology Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,197
Master’s Degree 224
Associate’s Degree 174
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 47
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 47
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 47

Gender Distribution

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

General Psychology Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.7%
  • Black or African American: 17.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.0%
  • White: 53.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.1%
  • Other Races: 14.2%
General Psychology Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Psychology Grads in Virginia

In this state, there are 21,760 people employed in jobs related to a psychology degree, compared to 625,220 nationwide.

General Psychology Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for General Psychology Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a psychology grad in the state is $97,200, compared to a typical salary of $95,610 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 42 colleges in Virginia that offer psychology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg
1,212 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.49 years. 97% of students get financical aid. 39% of the teachers are full time.

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

The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time.

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

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,900 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years.

302 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

95% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.61 years to complete their degree at Old Dominion. In their early career, Old Dominion grads earn an average salary of $35,500.

245 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

95% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $50,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 59% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#6

James Madison University

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 63% of students receive it. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $21,281.

#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
219 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
34,683 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $48,000 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate.

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

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,400 a year.

160 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
8,817 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,900 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 57% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.17 years. The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

General Psychology Careers in VA

Some of the careers psychology majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Psychology Professors 20% $66,930
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 18% $73,930
Psychologists 14% $101,790
Managers 11% $130,590
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 6% $126,540

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 1,029
Child Development & Psychology 17

View all majors related to General Psychology

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