Virginia contains 69 schools that offer wedding planning programs. Baldwin-Wallace College, the highest-ranking wedding planning school in VA, has a total student population of 4,388 and is the 253rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 69 wedding planning schools in Virginia, only 20 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($45,006/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Wedding Planning students from Virginia schools who go on to become wedding planners, event planners, wedding consultants, bridal consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, Travel agents make on average $32,450 per year and there are about 76,990 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 1,830 employed travel agents earning an average yearly salary of $39,710. Meeting and convention planners in this state earn $52,690/yr and there are 2,440 employed.
Also, within the wedding planning schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from wedding planning, 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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