Virginia contains fifteen schools that offer health information management programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking health information management school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 health information management schools in Virginia, only 4 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 George Mason University as the lowest recorded at only $10,384/yr.
Health Information Management students from Virginia schools who go on to become health information managers, medical coders, medical informatics specialists, medical technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Network and computer systems administrators make on average $70,930 per year and there are about 338,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 18,460 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average yearly salary of $78,290. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $91,580/yr and there are 5,130 employed.
Also, within the health information management schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from health information management, 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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