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Graduation Statistics

78%

graduate within six years
  • 80% within eight years
  • 52% within four years
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7,817 Graduates
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

4,492 Faculty
Full Time
  • 1,383 Instructional
  • 819 Research
  • 71 Public Service
Part Time
  • 1,368 Instructional
  • 780 Research
  • 71 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

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  • There is such a wide range of classes available to take at Virginia Tech. Think of anything and the university will have a class that focuses on that idea…

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Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Agricultural Economics - 50 9 -
Agricultural Production Operations, General 40 - - -
Agriculture, General - 18 7 -
Agronomy and Crop Science - 13 4 3
Animal Sciences, General - 104 7 5
Dairy Science - 19 4 -
Food Science - 19 - -
Horticultural Science - 25 3 1
Architecture and Related Services Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture - 87 48 -
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - - 31 -
Environmental Design/Architecture - - - 6
Landscape Architecture - 16 7 -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry - 101 - -
Bioinformatics - - - 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other - - 21 12
Biology/Biological Sciences, General - 371 5 10
Entomology - - - 5
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology - - - 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting - 181 75 -
Business Administration and Management, General - 240 187 -
Business/Commerce, General - - - 11
Business/Managerial Economics - 22 - -
Construction Management - 76 15 -
Finance, General - 310 - -
Hospitality Administration/Management, General - 150 2 4
Management Science, General - 107 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General - 239 - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric - 217 - -
Communication and Media Studies, Other - - 9 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other - - 78 -
Computer and Information Sciences, General - 101 56 12
Information Science/Studies - - - -
Education Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Administration of Special Education - - - 2
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - - 20 5
Curriculum and Instruction - - 148 21
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other - - 34 38
Educational Statistics and Research Methods - - - 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - - 68 -
Secondary Education and Teaching - - - -
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education - - 41 2
Engineering Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering - 98 38 9
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering - 26 14 5
Biomedical/Medical Engineering - - 7 3
Chemical Engineering - 57 7 5
Civil Engineering, General - 213 83 18
Computer Engineering, General - 78 23 12
Construction Engineering - 15 - -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering - 103 68 36
Engineering Mechanics - 34 9 10
Engineering, Other - - 5 1
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering - - 9 -
Industrial Engineering - 105 64 15
Materials Engineering - 23 5 9
Mechanical Engineering - 274 50 16
Mining and Mineral Engineering - 44 3 3
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering - - 6 -
Polymer/Plastics Engineering - - 1 7
Systems Engineering - - 5 -
English Language and Literature/Letters Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - - 8 -
English Language and Literature, General - 149 17 -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Apparel and Textiles, General - - - -
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences - 105 3 2
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General - 211 5 8
Housing and Human Environments, General - - - -
Human Development and Family Studies, General - 69 23 10
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General - 81 1 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Veterinary Medicine - - - 87
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General - - 15 3
History Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General - 159 11 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - 141 - -
Mathematics and Statistics Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mathematics, General - 68 17 8
Statistics, General - 19 15 5
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Science, Technology and Society - 6 5 3
Natural Resources and Conservation Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science - 20 - -
Environmental Studies - 23 - -
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management - - 5 1
Forest Resources Production and Management - - 20 9
Forestry, General - 84 - -
Natural Resources Management and Policy - - 6 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy - 22 10 -
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General - 58 10 14
Geology/Earth Science, General - 21 9 4
Physics, General - 28 6 9
Psychology Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Psychology, General - 303 11 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - - 31 8
Public Policy Analysis - 27 - -
Social Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Economics, General - 80 6 5
Geography - 41 4 1
International Relations and Affairs - 86 - -
Political Science and Government, General - 188 12 -
Sociology - 73 7 3
Urban Studies/Affairs - - 10 3
Visual and Performing Arts Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art/Art Studies, General - 50 - -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General - 20 5 -
Industrial Design - 22 - -
Interior Design - 21 - -
Music, General - 28 - -