Virginia contains 88 schools that offer vocational programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking vocational school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 88 vocational schools in Virginia, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr), with Riverside School of Health Careers as the lowest recorded at only $5,250/yr.
Vocational students from Virginia schools who go on to become vocational educators, event planners, landscape architects, landscape designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 114,420 people working as vocational education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,030. Also, Middle school teachers make on average $53,550 per year and there are about 665,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 17,400 employed middle school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $59,000. Vocational education teachers in this state earn $47,110/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Also, within the vocational schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from vocational, 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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