Virginia contains 67 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. Washington and Lee University, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in VA, has a total student population of 2,153 and is the 47th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 67 law and criminal justice schools in Virginia, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown College comes out as the most expensive ($49,321/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Virginia schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 240 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $138,820. Lawyers in this state earn $132,370/yr and there are 14,550 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, 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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