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Virginia: Earnings after Graduation

Going to college requires a major investment by students, families and the state. At the same time, a well-educated population is critical to Virginia’s continued economic vitality and social well-being. In fact, by 2020, 74 percent of Virginia’s jobs will require some level of postsecondary education. By examining earnings of Virginia graduates by institution and field of study, this tool offers one more piece of information as you decide what, where and how long to study, and how much you want to pay for that credential.

This tool presents median earnings for program completers, and does not necessarily guarantee a specific salary for a specific occupation. Data on this website and in the report is based on the experiences of more than 215,600 people who work in Virginia and who graduated from public Virginia colleges and some private schools between 2002 and 2012. This report and database do not include graduates who left the state, went to work for the federal government in Virginia or were self-employed.

To learn more about the methodology used in this report and other important caveats, please read the complete report:


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