West Virginia contains 41 schools that offer medicine and health programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking medicine and health school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 41 medicine and health 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.
Medicine and Health students from West Virginia schools who go on to become medicine and health professionals, office administrators, massage therapists, trainers, 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, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 17,340 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $53,030. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $72,980/yr and there are 1,620 employed.
Also, within the medicine and health schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medicine and health, 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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