Virginia contains seventeen schools that offer early childhood education programs. Liberty University, the highest-ranking early 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 early 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.
Early Childhood Education students from Virginia schools who go on to become early childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,140 people working as education administrators, preschool and child care center/program alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,170. Also, Elementary school teachers make on average $53,150 per year and there are about 1,544,300 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 41,000 employed elementary school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $58,320. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this state earn $42,240/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Also, within the early childhood education schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from early 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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