Virginia contains eight schools that offer medicine programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking medicine school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 medicine schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centura College comes out as the most expensive ($35,670/yr), with George Mason University as the lowest recorded at only $10,384/yr.
Medicine students from Virginia schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 860 employed anesthesiologists earning an average yearly salary of $221,240. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $170,320/yr and there are 7,490 employed.
Also, within the medicine schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medicine, 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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