Virginia contains four schools that offer pathology programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking pathology school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 pathology schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Longwood University comes out as the most expensive ($14,894/yr), with Radford University as the lowest recorded at only $8,996/yr.
Pathology students from Virginia schools who go on to become pathologists, homeopathologists, forensic pathologists, speech language pathologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 111,640 people working as speechlanguage pathologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,350. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 130 employed therapists earning an average yearly salary of $52,320. Speechlanguage pathologists in this state earn $75,010/yr and there are 2,700 employed.
Also, within the pathology schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from pathology, 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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