Virginia contains four schools that offer nutrition programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking nutrition school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 nutrition schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bridgewater College comes out as the most expensive ($17,668/yr), with Radford University as the lowest recorded at only $8,996/yr.
Nutrition students from Virginia schools who go on to become nutritional scientists, nutritionists, holistic nutritionists, animal nutritionists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 53,220 people working as dietitians and nutritionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,230. Also, Health educators make on average $49,060 per year and there are about 63,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 1,680 employed health educators earning an average yearly salary of $51,340. Dietitians and nutritionists in this state earn $52,140/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Also, within the nutrition schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from nutrition, 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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