West Virginia contains four schools that offer distance education programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking distance education school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 distance education schools in West Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia Wesleyan College comes out as the most expensive ($16,138/yr), with Marshall University as the lowest recorded at only $7,694/yr.
Distance Education students from West Virginia schools who go on to become distance educators, teachers, online educators, online teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,880 people working as education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,160. Also, Mathematical science teachers make on average $70,550 per year and there are about 48,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 160 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $59,460. Education teachers in this state earn $54,260/yr and there are 250 employed.
Also, within the distance education schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from distance education, 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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