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Nursing Schools in West Virginia

In 2018-2019, 1,530 students earned their Nursing degrees in WV.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 4th most popular major in the state.

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
Bachelor’s Degree 726
Associate’s Degree 608
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: 1.5%
  • White: 89.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
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 23 colleges in West Virginia that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Marshall University

Huntington
284 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
13,204 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 76% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

246 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
26,864 Total Students

89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 76% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, WVU grads earn an average salary of $34,500.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
3,947 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,368. Most students complete their degree in 4.63 years.

101 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
46,088 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.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
1,275 Total Students

In their early career, Bluefield State College grads earn an average salary of $25,600. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.58 years to complete their degree at Bluefield State College.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,689 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,200 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,181. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown
75 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
3,648 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
2,403 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $23,000 after graduation. A typical student attending West Virginia University at Parkersburg will pay a net price of $7,349.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
2,623 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,171 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years. 47% 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
Health/Medical Admin Services 948
Allied Health Services 757
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 514
Allied Health Professions 502
Other Health Professions 411
Public Health 329
Osteopathic Medicine 207
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 206

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