Virginia contains seven schools that offer public health programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking public health school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 public health schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lynchburg College comes out as the most expensive ($22,928/yr), with Old Dominion University as the lowest recorded at only $10,173/yr.
Public Health students from Virginia schools who go on to become public health educators, public health officials, social workers, public health workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 63,320 people working as health educators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,060. Also, Health specialties teachers make on average $103,340 per year and there are about 133,070 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 1,710 employed health specialties teachers earning an average yearly salary of $86,160. Health educators in this state earn $51,340/yr and there are 1,680 employed.
Also, within the public health schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from public 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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