West Virginia contains six schools that offer counseling programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking counseling school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 counseling 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 West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,063/yr.
Counseling students from West Virginia schools who go on to become counseling psychologists, school counselors, counselors, christian counselors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 30,900 people working as counselors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,400. Also, Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists make on average $59,070 per year and there are about 219,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 1,240 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average yearly salary of $55,530. Counselors in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the counseling schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from counseling, 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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