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Social Work Schools in Virginia

977 students earned Social Work degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Social Work is the 39th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Virginia

Social Work majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 599
Master’s Degree 375
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of social work majors in Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.3%
  • Black or African American: 29.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.8%
  • White: 49.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 9.6%
Social Work Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Virginia

25,120 people in the state and 987,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to social work.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Virginia

Social Work grads earn an average of $54,250 in the state and $58,470 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 15 colleges in Virginia that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 62% of the teachers are full time.

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

A typical student attending GMU will pay a net price of $20,321. It takes the average student 4.41 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
5,204 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.35 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $15,155.

#4

Liberty University

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

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,100 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.49 years to graduate.

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

86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Radford. 68% of the teachers are full time.

#6

James Madison University

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 80% are considered full time. The 2.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. This public school has an average net price of $21,281.

#7

Longwood University

Farmville
41 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,911 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $19,207. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
4,385 Total Students

72% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,899.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
1,902 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $16,460. It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.60%. This public school has an average net price of $24,185. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid.

Social Work Careers in VA

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 35% $49,570
Counselors 30% $0
Healthcare Social Workers 25% $55,580
Substance Abuse Social Workers 24% $47,470
Social and Community Service Managers 24% $83,580
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 23% $47,910
Social Work Professors 13% $0
Social Workers 12% $73,450
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 5% $45,060

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Public Policy 495
Public Administration 472
Human Services 84
Community Organization & Advocacy 11
Other Public Administration 10

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