Virginia contains thirteen schools that offer gerontology programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking gerontology school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 gerontology schools in Virginia, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Wesleyan College comes out as the most expensive ($23,554/yr), with Tidewater Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,175/yr.
Gerontology students from Virginia schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 4,960 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $32,230. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $74,750/yr and there are 35,130 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from gerontology, 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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