Attention Virginia Students

Earning a degree could be a game-changer for you!

Colleges in Virginia

Did you know…

More degrees are being awarded in Virginia than ever, and you could be part of this trend! Why continue your education beyond high school? Being a degree-holder could allow you to a pursue career in your chosen fields and stand out among other candidates in the job market. In addition:

  • You could increase your earning potential—those holding a bachelor’s degree in Virginia in 2021 had a median annual salary that was $40,215 higher than those with just a high school diploma
  • You might have better job stability—unemployment in Virginia in 2021 for bachelor’s degree holders was 47% lower than for those with a high school diploma
  • You might have more job opportunities—nearly half the occupations listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics have entry-level requirements that include postsecondary education

And with flexible, online degree programs, you don’t have to put your life on hold. Study at your own pace, on your own time.

Colleges in Virginia Bachelors Degree Awarded

The Five Most Popular Majors For Bachelor’s Degrees in Virginia

Field of study# of Bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2019-20
Social Science and History5,945
Natural Sciences and Mathematics5,356
Health Professions and Related Programs5,326
In Fall 2021, 18,659,851 students were enrolled in online learning.

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Colleges in Virginia



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