West Virginia contains seven schools that offer clinical research programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking clinical research school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 clinical research schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Liberty State College comes out as the most expensive ($9,802/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Clinical Research students from West Virginia schools who go on to become clinical researchers, clinical laboratory researchers, institutional research directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Medical records and health information technicians make on average $33,880 per year and there are about 170,580 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 1,280 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $27,330. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $34,220/yr and there are 980 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from clinical research, 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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