Virginia contains fifteen schools that offer clinical research programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking clinical research school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 clinical research schools in Virginia, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Roanoke College comes out as the most expensive ($24,314/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Clinical Research students from Virginia schools who go on to become clinical researchers, clinical laboratory researchers, institutional research directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Medical records and health information technicians make on average $33,880 per year and there are about 170,580 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 3,500 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $34,540. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $37,440/yr and there are 3,950 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from clinical research, 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.
Virginia Interesting Facts