Virginia contains 85 schools that offer healthcare programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking healthcare school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 85 healthcare 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.
Healthcare students from Virginia schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,520 people working as healthcare practitioners and technical workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,110. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 4,910 employed mental health counselors earning an average yearly salary of $47,070. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this state earn $47,120/yr and there are 850 employed.
Also, within the healthcare schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from healthcare, 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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