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Nursing Schools in West Virginia

196 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 13th most popular major in the state out of a total 127 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in West Virginia

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 155
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 37
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 37
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 37
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

In West Virginia, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in WV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in West Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.0%
  • White: 89.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 5.1%
Nursing Majors in WV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in West Virginia

There are 23,050 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. WV

Wages for Nursing Jobs in West Virginia

Nursing grads earn an average of $100,690 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in West Virginia that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

#1

Marshall University

Huntington
69 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,852 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.51 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year. 76% of the teachers are full time.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
26,839 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. Graduates earn an average $34,500 after graduation.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
798 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 98% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,226 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 53%. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. This private school has an average net price of $18,379.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
45,249 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 19%. It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate.

#6

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
3,554 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,861.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
12% Graduation Rate
960 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.00 years. In their early career, Salem International University grads earn an average salary of $26,100. 43% of the teachers are full time.

Nursing Careers in WV

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title WV Job Growth WV Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 34% $96,250
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $55,900
Medical and Health Services Managers 15% $96,920
Registered Nurses 13% $60,890
Nurse Anesthetists 7% $177,490

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in WV
Osteopathic Medicine 207
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 206
Rehabilitation Professions 181
Medicine 153
Public Health 98
Allied Health Professions 89
Communication Sciences 66
Dietetics & Nutrition Services 57

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