West Virginia contains three schools that offer locksmith programs. West Virginia University at Parkersburg, the highest-ranking locksmith school in WV, has a total student population of 4,223 and is the 5148th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 locksmith schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pierpont Community and Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,661/yr), with Mountain State University as the lowest recorded at only $7,372/yr.
Locksmith students from West Virginia schools who go on to become locksmiths, certified master locksmiths, road service locksmiths, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,910 people working as locksmiths and safe repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,550.
Also, within the locksmith schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from locksmith, 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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