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Information Technology Schools in Virginia

In 2019-2020, 1,385 students earned their IT degrees in VA.

In terms of popularity, Information Technology is the 37th most popular major in the state out of a total 209 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Information Technology Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 265
Post-Master’s Certificate 20
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 20

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.5%
  • Black or African American: 27.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.5%
  • White: 42.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
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Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Virginia

There are 123,910 people in the state and 2,912,080 people in the nation working in IT jobs.

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Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a IT grad in the state is $98,090, compared to a typical salary of $92,030 nationwide.

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There are 12 colleges in Virginia that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach
74 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,353 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,489. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

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#2

Marymount University

Arlington
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,294 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.23 years to graduate. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $26,078. The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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26 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
1,947 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 67% get financial aid. 9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $15,927.

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16 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
5,457 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,200 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,645. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

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15 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
38,541 Total Students

The average student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree at GMU. Of all the students who attend this school, 75% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average.

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15 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
4,797 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.00 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $24,041. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

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12 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
25,628 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $50,300 a year.

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7 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
29,070 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $22,021. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 63% of the teachers are full time.

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5 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
24,286 Total Students

The average student takes 4.53 years to complete their degree at Old Dominion. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 96%.

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#10

Hampton University

Hampton
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
3,516 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Graduates earn an average $33,900 after graduation.

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Information Technology Careers in VA

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 41% $108,580
Web Developers 16% $85,630
Database Administrators 15% $96,090
Computer and Information Systems Managers 14% $164,200
Computer User Support Specialists 13% $55,000
Computer Workers 12% $104,840
Computer Network Architects 11% $121,390
Managers 11% $130,590
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 11% $89,350
Computer Network Support Specialists 9% $66,070

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Computer Information Systems 589
Computer Software Applications 216
Information Science 143
Other Computer Sciences 137
Computer Systems Networking 41
Computer Science 21

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