Virginia contains three schools that offer psychiatry programs. Shenandoah University, the highest-ranking psychiatry school in VA, has a total student population of 3,619 and is the 439th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 psychiatry schools in Virginia, none 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 Blue Ridge Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,533/yr.
Psychiatry students from Virginia schools who go on to become psychiatric aides, psychiatrists, educational psychologists, psychiatristss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 22,210 people working as psychiatrists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $163,660. Also, Psychiatric aides make on average $27,430 per year and there are about 62,610 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 950 employed psychiatric aides earning an average yearly salary of $21,090. Psychiatrists in this state earn $168,700/yr and there are 530 employed.
Also, within the psychiatry schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from psychiatry, 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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