West Virginia contains three schools that offer nutrition programs. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the highest-ranking nutrition school in WV, has a total student population of 30,870 and is the 61st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 nutrition schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bridgewater College comes out as the most expensive ($17,668/yr), with James Madison University as the lowest recorded at only $11,893/yr.
Nutrition students from West Virginia schools who go on to become nutritional scientists, nutritionists, holistic nutritionists, animal nutritionists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 53,220 people working as dietitians and nutritionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,230. Also, Health educators make on average $49,060 per year and there are about 63,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 260 employed health educators earning an average yearly salary of $35,820. Dietitians and nutritionists in this state earn $50,230/yr and there are 310 employed.
Also, within the nutrition schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from nutrition, 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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