West Virginia contains nine schools that offer early childhood education programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking early childhood education school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 early childhood education schools in West Virginia, only 2 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 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Early Childhood Education students from West Virginia schools who go on to become early childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,140 people working as education administrators, preschool and child care center/program alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,170. Also, Elementary school teachers make on average $53,150 per year and there are about 1,544,300 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 7,890 employed elementary school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $43,960. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this state earn $30,030/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the early childhood education schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from early childhood 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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