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International Relations & Security in Virginia

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International Relations & Security Schools in Virginia

1,081 International Relations students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

An International Relations & Security major is the 33rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of International Relations & Security Majors in Virginia

International Relations majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 955
Master’s Degree 115
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 5

Gender Distribution

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

International Relations & Security Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of international relations majors in Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 8.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.4%
  • White: 56.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.8%
  • Other Races: 10.4%
International Relations & Security Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for International Relations & Security Grads in Virginia

19,150 people in the state and 484,390 in the nation are employed in jobs related to international relations.

International Relations & Security Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for International Relations & Security Jobs in Virginia

International Relations grads earn an average of $128,590 in the state and $115,300 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 23 colleges in Virginia that offer international relations degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

The 2.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. 52% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,281. 59% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#3

Virginia Tech

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 98%. Graduates earn an average $48,000 after graduation.

#4

James Madison University

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 63% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $44,400 after graduation.

75 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. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.40%. 80% of the teachers are full time.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
1,685 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $45,400 after earning their degree at this institution. 100% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,236.

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,680. In their early career, Old Dominion grads earn an average salary of $35,500.

#8

Liberty University

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

Graduates earn an average $32,100 after graduation. An average student at Liberty University will pay a net price of $27,883. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,727 Total Students

66% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $21,483. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

#10

University of Richmond

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

It takes the average student 4.05 years to graduate. 69% of the teachers are full time. An average student at URichmond will pay a net price of $25,911.

International Relations & Security Careers in VA

Some of the careers international relations majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Political Science Professors 14% $0
Managers 11% $130,590
Political Scientists 3% $141,340

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Political Science & Government 1,732
General Social Sciences 1,610
Economics 1,465
Sociology 888
Criminology 351
Geography & Cartography 342
Anthropology 220
Urban Studies 71

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