West Virginia contains eleven schools that offer court reporting programs. West Virginia University, the highest-ranking court reporting school in WV, has a total student population of 28,898 and is the 995th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 court reporting schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia Business College-Wheeling comes out as the most expensive ($35,350/yr), with West Virginia Northern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,610/yr.
Court Reporting students from West Virginia schools who go on to become court reporters, freelance court reporters, certified shorthand reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,780 people working as court reporters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,460. Also, Procurement clerks make on average $36,430 per year and there are about 78,150 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 390 employed procurement clerks earning an average yearly salary of $33,360. Court reporters in this state earn $47,670/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the court reporting schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from court reporting, 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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