Virginia contains seven schools that offer distance education programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking distance education school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 distance education schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marymount University comes out as the most expensive ($19,783/yr), with Old Dominion University as the lowest recorded at only $10,173/yr.
Distance Education students from Virginia schools who go on to become distance educators, teachers, online educators, online teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,880 people working as education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,160. Also, Mathematical science teachers make on average $70,550 per year and there are about 48,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 1,560 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $61,020. Education teachers in this state earn $61,520/yr and there are 1,500 employed.
Also, within the distance education schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from distance 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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