West Virginia contains four schools that offer gerontology programs. Bluefield State College, the highest-ranking gerontology school in WV, has a total student population of 1,989 and is the 4444th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 gerontology schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bluefield State College comes out as the most expensive ($10,865/yr), with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,063/yr.
Gerontology students from West Virginia schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 550 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $29,230. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $50,630/yr and there are 6,120 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from gerontology, 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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