Virginia contains eight schools that offer private investigator programs. Virginia State University, the highest-ranking private investigator school in VA, has a total student population of 5,366 and is the 603rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 private investigator schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Newport News comes out as the most expensive ($34,848/yr), with Virginia State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,202/yr.
Private Investigator students from Virginia schools who go on to become private investigators, crime scene investigators, investigators, personal investigators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,250 people working as private detectives and investigators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,130. Also, Detectives and criminal investigators make on average $65,860 per year and there are about 110,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 3,170 employed detectives and criminal investigators earning an average yearly salary of $77,460. Private detectives and investigators in this state earn $68,420/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Also, within the private investigator schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from private investigator, 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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