West Virginia contains two schools that offer aviation programs. American Public University System, the highest-ranking aviation school in WV, has a total student population of 31,331 and is the 5379th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 aviation schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Public University System comes out as the most expensive ($10,370/yr), with Mountain State University as the lowest recorded at only $7,372/yr.
Aviation students from West Virginia schools who go on to become aviation safety inspectors, aerospace engineers, aviators, aviation engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Aerospace engineering and operations technicians make on average $59,820 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the aviation schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from aviation, 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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