West Virginia contains nine schools that offer athletic training programs. Ohio Valley University, the highest-ranking athletic training school in WV, has a total student population of 495 and is the 427th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 athletic training schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with Concord University as the lowest recorded at only $7,739/yr.
Athletic Training students from West Virginia schools who go on to become athletic trainers, trainers, sports trainers, gymnastics instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,260 people working as athletic trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,020. Also, Coaches and scouts make on average $35,740 per year and there are about 179,830 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 620 employed coaches and scouts earning an average yearly salary of $39,850. Athletic trainers in this state earn $37,230/yr and there are 110 employed.
Also, within the athletic training schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from athletic training, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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