West Virginia contains four schools that offer child development programs. Monongalia County Technical Education Center, the highest-ranking child development school in WV, has a total student population of 120 and is the 933rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 child development 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 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $4,507/yr.
Child Development students from West Virginia schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 1,840 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $26,040. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $29,390/yr and there are 3,380 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from child development, 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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