West Virginia contains 25 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 law and criminal justice schools in West Virginia, only 3 have 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 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from West Virginia schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 100 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $46,120. Lawyers in this state earn $85,870/yr and there are 2,070 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, 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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