West Virginia contains four schools that offer dance programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking dance school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 dance schools in West Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Davis & Elkins College comes out as the most expensive ($18,674/yr), with Marshall University as the lowest recorded at only $7,694/yr.
Dance students from West Virginia schools who go on to become ballet dancers, dancers, dance professors, dance instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,700 people working as dancers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $0. Also, Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers make on average $0 per year and there are about 23,500 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the dance schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dance, 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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