West Virginia contains six schools that offer economics programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking economics school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 economics schools in West Virginia, only 2 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.
Economics students from West Virginia schools who go on to become economists, economics professors, analysts, economic analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,160 people working as economists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $96,320. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 20,380 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average yearly salary of $52,880. Economists in this state earn $47,960/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the economics schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from economics, 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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