Virginia contains four schools that offer film programs. Hollins University, the highest-ranking film school in VA, has a total student population of 1,057 and is the 290th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 film schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with George Mason University as the lowest recorded at only $10,384/yr.
Film students from Virginia schools who go on to become filmmakers, producers, directors, film directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,780 people working as producers and directors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,870. Also, Actors make on average $0 per year and there are about 39,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 470 employed actors earning an average yearly salary of $"*". Producers and directors in this state earn $60,320/yr and there are 1,980 employed.
Also, within the film schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from film, 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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