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Urban Studies Schools in Virginia

In 2018-2019, 71 students earned their Urban Studies degrees in VA.

An Urban Studies major is the 163rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Urban Studies Majors in Virginia

Urban Studies majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 38
Master’s Degree 25
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Urban Studies Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of urban studies majors in Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.0%
  • Black or African American: 12.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.2%
  • White: 60.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.2%
  • Other Races: 11.3%
Urban Studies Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Urban Studies Grads in Virginia

There are 18,780 people in the state and 521,060 people in the nation working in urban studies jobs.

Urban Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Urban Studies Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a urban studies grad in the state is $80,960, compared to a typical salary of $87,950 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Virginia that offer urban studies degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

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

Graduates earn an average $34,400 after graduation. This public school has an average net price of $21,313. The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.


Virginia Tech

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

98% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $20,964. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Virginia Tech.

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

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

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

The full-time teacher rate is 95%. Most students complete their degree in 4.61 years. The 6.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Urban Studies Careers in VA

Some of the careers urban studies majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Urban and Regional Planners 15% $70,370
Managers 11% $130,590

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Political Science & Government 1,732
General Social Sciences 1,610
Economics 1,465
International Relations & Security 1,081
Sociology 888
Criminology 351
Geography & Cartography 342
Anthropology 220

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