Virginia contains eight schools that offer general education programs. University of Mary Washington, the highest-ranking general education school in VA, has a total student population of 5,381 and is the 157th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 general education schools in Virginia, none 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.
General Education students from Virginia schools who go on to become general education instructors, teachers, professors, principals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 68,430 people working as adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,390. 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. Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors in this state earn $47,050/yr and there are 1,340 employed.
Also, within the general education schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from general 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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