West Virginia contains eight schools that offer sports medicine programs. Concord University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in WV, has a total student population of 2,882 and is the 454th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 sports medicine schools in West Virginia, only 2 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 Concord University as the lowest recorded at only $7,739/yr.
Sports Medicine students from West Virginia schools who go on to become sports medicine practitioners, sports trainers, sports doctors, sports physicians, 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, Physical therapists make on average $76,220 per year and there are about 174,490 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 860 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $76,970. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $168,440/yr and there are 1,380 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports 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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