Virginia contains sixteen schools that offer elementary education programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking elementary education school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 elementary education schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr), with Piedmont Virginia Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,120/yr.
Elementary Education students from Virginia schools who go on to become elementary education teachers, school teachers, elementary school teachers, elementary educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,544,300 people working as elementary school teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,150. Also, Education administrators, elementary and secondary school make on average $87,390 per year and there are about 219,280 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 6,460 employed education administrators, elementary and secondary school earning an average yearly salary of $85,820. Elementary school teachers in this state earn $58,320/yr and there are 41,000 employed.
Also, within the elementary education schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from elementary 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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