West Virginia contains seven schools that offer finance programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking finance school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 finance schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,063/yr.
Finance students from West Virginia schools who go on to become financial managers, finance analysts, financial planners, corporate finance consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,180 people working as financial managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $113,730. Also, Budget analysts make on average $69,240 per year and there are about 60,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 180 employed budget analysts earning an average yearly salary of $54,500. Financial managers in this state earn $72,290/yr and there are 1,710 employed.
Also, within the finance schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from finance, 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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