West Virginia contains 39 schools that offer health science programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking health science school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 39 health science schools in West Virginia, only 3 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 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Health Science students from West Virginia schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 120 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $38,430. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $50,310/yr and there are 520 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from health science, 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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