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Sociology Schools in Virginia

888 students earned Sociology degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

A Sociology major is the 45th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Sociology Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 837
Master’s Degree 36
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 15

Gender Distribution

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

Sociology Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.5%
  • Black or African American: 27.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.9%
  • White: 49.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.7%
  • Other Races: 8.2%
Sociology Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Sociology Grads in Virginia

17,710 people in the state and 479,420 in the nation are employed in jobs related to sociology.

Sociology Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Sociology Jobs in Virginia

In this state, sociology grads earn an average of $73,710. Nationwide, they make an average of $90,290.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 31 colleges in Virginia that offer sociology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Virginia Tech

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

The full-time teacher rate is 98%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $48,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at VCU. 81% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 62%.

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. 59% of students get financical aid.

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

93% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The student loan default rate is 6.90% which is lower than average.

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

Graduates earn an average $26,200 after graduation. 100% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,155.

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

74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at CNU. Graduates earn an average $38,200 after graduation.

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

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,321. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

#8

Longwood University

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

100% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,500 a year.

#9

James Madison University

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

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.30%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,281. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

In their early career, William & Mary grads earn an average salary of $43,900. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at William & Mary. The student loan default rate of 1.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Sociology Careers in VA

Some of the careers sociology majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Sociology Professors 17% $66,800
Managers 11% $130,590

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Political Science & Government 1,732
General Social Sciences 1,610
Economics 1,465
International Relations & Security 1,081
Criminology 351
Geography & Cartography 342
Anthropology 220
Urban Studies 71

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