Virginia contains 26 schools that offer mental health programs. Shenandoah University, the highest-ranking mental health school in VA, has a total student population of 3,619 and is the 439th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 mental health schools in Virginia, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Mental Health students from Virginia schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 530 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $168,700. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $67,120/yr and there are 1,970 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from mental health, 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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