Virginia contains four schools that offer locksmith programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking locksmith school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 locksmith schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,723/yr), with Danville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,074/yr.
Locksmith students from Virginia schools who go on to become locksmiths, certified master locksmiths, road service locksmiths, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,910 people working as locksmiths and safe repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,550.
Also, within the locksmith schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from locksmith, 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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