Virginia contains 46 schools that offer bookkeeping programs. Washington and Lee University, the highest-ranking bookkeeping school in VA, has a total student population of 2,153 and is the 47th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 46 bookkeeping schools in Virginia, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Chesapeake comes out as the most expensive ($36,930/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Bookkeeping students from Virginia schools who go on to become bookkeepers, bookkeeping clerks, accounting managers, accounting officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,757,870 people working as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,750. Also, Accountants and auditors make on average $67,430 per year and there are about 1,106,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 35,180 employed accountants and auditors earning an average yearly salary of $69,810. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this state earn $36,290/yr and there are 45,950 employed.
Also, within the bookkeeping schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from bookkeeping, 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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