West Virginia contains eight schools that offer childhood education programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking childhood education school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 childhood education schools in West Virginia, only 3 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.
Childhood Education students from West Virginia schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. 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. Kindergarten teachers in this state earn $44,620/yr and there are 1,370 employed.
Also, within the childhood education schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from childhood education, 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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