West Virginia contains two schools that offer mental health programs. West Virginia University, the highest-ranking mental health school in WV, has a total student population of 28,898 and is the 995th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 mental health schools in West Virginia, only 1 has 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 West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,063/yr.
Mental Health students from West Virginia schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 170 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $155,790. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $47,820/yr and there are 560 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from mental 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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