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Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in West Virginia

3,825 Liberal Arts students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Liberal Arts General Studies is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in West Virginia

Liberal Arts majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 2,247
Bachelor’s Degree 1,154
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 389
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 389
Master’s Degree 32
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3

Gender Distribution

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

Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in WV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Black or African American: 9.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.8%
  • White: 73.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 8.9%
Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in WV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Liberal Arts General Studies Grads in West Virginia

120 people in the state and 183,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to liberal arts.

Liberal Arts General Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. WV

Wages for Liberal Arts General Studies Jobs in West Virginia

Liberal Arts grads earn an average of $67,490 in the state and $76,990 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in West Virginia that offer liberal arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,393 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
45,249 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 19% are considered full time.

629 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,532 Total Students

In their early career, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College grads earn an average salary of $26,200. The full-time teacher rate is 43%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,644.

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

It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 76%. This public school has an average net price of $12,539.

229 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
2,818 Total Students

In their early career, West Virginia University at Parkersburg grads earn an average salary of $23,000. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,349. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

#5

Marshall University

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

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 76%. The average student takes 4.51 years to complete their degree at Marshall University.

121 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,300 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,770. The student loan default rate of 8.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 93% of students get financical aid.

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
1,575 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,200 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. It takes the average student 4.62 years to graduate.

107 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,449 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $20,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,087.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,352 Total Students

42% of the teachers are full time. 92% of students get financical aid. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#10

Shepherd University

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

The 9.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,861. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid.

Liberal Arts General Studies Careers in WV

Some of the careers liberal arts majors go into include:

Job Title WV Job Growth WV Median Salary
Professors 6% $52,280

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