Virginia contains 84 schools that offer health science programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking health science school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 84 health science schools in Virginia, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr), with Riverside School of Health Careers as the lowest recorded at only $5,250/yr.
Health Science students from Virginia schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 2,170 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $43,520. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $80,900/yr and there are 3,080 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from health science, 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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