West Virginia contains 39 schools that offer healthcare programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking healthcare school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 39 healthcare 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.
Healthcare students from West Virginia schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,520 people working as healthcare practitioners and technical workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,110. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 660 employed mental health counselors earning an average yearly salary of $32,030. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this state earn $46,040/yr and there are 110 employed.
Also, within the healthcare schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from healthcare, 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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