Virginia Technical Schools

A technical school can help prepare students for a career in electronics and computer technology industries, in accounting, office, and new media technologies, and in maintenance technologies. Technical school graduates may work as science technicians, pharmacy technicians, veterinary medical technicians and paramedics, engineering technicians, sound engineering technicians and more. Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a technical school to fit your degree path will be easy. The trick is to find an accredited technical school with a solid reputation. Fortunately, several Virginia technical schools fit the bill.

Virginia technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. Virginia’s top technical schools include Virginia Polytechnic Institute (est. 1872),
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (est. 1895), and New River Community and Technical College (est. 2003). Overall, the state of Virginia has 39 public and 73 private institutions with more than 404,275 students enrolled. There are thousands of students enrolled in Virginia technical schools with more than 34,650 enrolled in the state’s best technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for Virginia Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees to attend a public Virginia technical school is $6,887 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at private Virginia technical schools is $18,892 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online Virginia technical schools start at around $200 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $300 per credit hour. Students will pay the same tuition and fees for online programs as they would for on-campus programs. However, students will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public Virginia colleges is $7,040 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus Virginia Technical Schools and Enrollment

Virginia Polytechnic Institute (avg. enrollment, 30,739 students)
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (avg. enrollment, 1,588 students)
New River Community and Technical College (avg. enrollment, 2,232 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in Virginia

Virginia Tech Online
ITT Technical Institute-VA
DeVry University
University of Phoenix

Accredited Virginia Technical Schools

New River Community and Technical College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Sources
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

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