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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in West Virginia

6 Schools Ranked

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools and bootcamp that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Doctor's Degree Schools in West Virginia ranking. Our analysis looked at 6 schools in West Virginia to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in West Virginia

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#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
$93,860 Avg Student Debt

Our 2022 rankings named West Virginia University the best school in West Virginia for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $93,860 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since WVU does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In 2019-2020 about 81% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#2

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
$8,828 Average Tuition & Fees
$132,692 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 8 schools in West Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Marshall University landed the # 2 spot on the list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Marshall University accumulate an average of $132,692 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Marshall University does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. In 2019-2020 about 83% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#3

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
$17,400 Average Tuition & Fees
$171,085 Avg Student Debt

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at University of Charleston helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in West Virginia.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $171,085 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at UC. In 2019-2020 about 72% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#4

Wheeling University

Wheeling, West Virginia
$9,710 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Wheeling University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in West Virginia.

Since the graduate programs at Wheeling University are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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#5

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
$8,550 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Shepherd University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in West Virginia list.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Shepherd University. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 82% took at least some of their classes online.

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#6

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia
$12,982 Average Tuition & Fees

West Virginia Wesleyan College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list.

Since the graduate programs at West Virginia Wesleyan are online, the school is an excellent choice for graduate students who need more flexibility than what is offered at some other schools.

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#7

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
$7,050 Average Tuition & Fees

American Public University System ranked #7 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in West Virginia list.

Interested in an online degree? Then you definitely want to check out American Military University. Every graduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#7

Salem University

Salem, West Virginia
$14,800 Average Tuition & Fees

Salem University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in West Virginia list.

Since the graduate programs at Salem are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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