West Virginia contains three schools that offer corrections programs. Glenville State College, the highest-ranking corrections school in WV, has a total student population of 1,721 and is the 4058th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 corrections 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 New River Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,439/yr.
Corrections students from West Virginia schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 1,150 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $31,030. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $28,420/yr and there are 2,690 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from corrections, 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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