West Virginia contains eight schools that offer social work programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking social work school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 social work schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia State University comes out as the most expensive ($10,287/yr), with West Virginia Northern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,610/yr.
Social Work students from West Virginia schools who go on to become social work case managers, social workers, social scientists, health and social service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 73,250 people working as social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,470. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 12,500 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $30,310. Social workers in this state earn $54,440/yr and there are 90 employed.
Also, within the social work schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from social work, 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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