Virginia contains sixteen schools that offer acupuncture programs. Drexel University, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in VA, has a total student population of 22,493 and is the 108th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 acupuncture schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with Quinsigamond Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,537/yr.
Acupuncture students from Virginia schools who go on to become acupuncturists, massage therapists, alternative medicinal caregivers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Health diagnosing and treating practitioners make on average $77,630 per year and there are about 32,960 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 280 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $76,250. Physical therapists in this state earn $75,880/yr and there are 3,930 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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