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Peer Institutions

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), through a series of analyses and negotiations about once every ten years, approves a group of peers comparable to each Virginia college and university against which to benchmark faculty salaries. The target for each Virginia institution’s overall faculty salary average is the 60th percentile of the average salaries of its peers. Criteria such as enrollments, academic program offerings and degrees awarded, research funding, and the classification of institutions of higher education developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education are used in the analysis to identify comparable peer institutions. Virginia Tech’s 25 SCHEV-approved peers are listed below.