Newport News, VA (population: 182,057) has one locksmith school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Commonwealth University has a total student population of 32,172. It is the 222nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Locksmith students from Newport News 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.
Newport News lies in Newport News county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Commonwealth University ends up costing a student $15,907/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Newport News|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||55.3 miles|