West Virginia contains six schools that offer child care programs. Monongalia County Technical Education Center, the highest-ranking child care school in WV, has a total student population of 120 and is the 933rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 child care schools in West Virginia, only 2 have 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 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Child Care students from West Virginia schools who go on to become child care professionals, child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 3,380 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average yearly salary of $29,390. Child care workers in this state earn $18,070/yr and there are 2,750 employed.
Also, within the child care schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from child care, 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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