West Virginia contains six schools that offer health information management programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking health information management school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 health information management schools in West Virginia, only 1 has 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 Monongalia County Technical Education Center as the lowest recorded at only $4,696/yr.
Health Information Management students from West Virginia schools who go on to become health information managers, medical coders, medical informatics specialists, medical technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Network and computer systems administrators make on average $70,930 per year and there are about 338,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 780 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average yearly salary of $57,410. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $72,980/yr and there are 1,620 employed.
Also, within the health information management schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from health information management, 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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