Virginia contains seventeen schools that offer childhood education programs. Liberty University, the highest-ranking childhood education school in VA, has a total student population of 46,312 and is the 2962nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 childhood education schools in Virginia, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Liberty University comes out as the most expensive ($19,574/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Childhood Education students from Virginia schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. 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. Kindergarten teachers in this state earn $55,320/yr and there are 5,080 employed.
Also, within the childhood education schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from childhood education, 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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