West Virginia contains three schools that offer medicine programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking medicine school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medicine schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia University comes out as the most expensive ($8,164/yr), with Marshall University as the lowest recorded at only $7,694/yr.
Medicine students from West Virginia schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 280 employed anesthesiologists earning an average yearly salary of $178,660. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $168,440/yr and there are 1,380 employed.
Also, within the medicine schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medicine, 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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