Virginia contains sixteen schools that offer child development programs. Northern Virginia Community College, the highest-ranking child development school in VA, has a total student population of 46,619 and is the 4565th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 child development schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Germanna Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,253/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Child Development students from Virginia schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 13,550 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $27,100. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $46,140/yr and there are 8,320 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from child development, 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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