Biology Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 21 accredited biology schools where biology faculty who teach biology classes can find employment. The trends in West Virginia's biology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in biology includes biology training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  1. Alderson Broaddus College

    101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, West Virginia 26416-2035

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  2. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  3. Bethany College in Bethany

    Bethany, West Virginia 26032

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  4. Bluefield State College

    219 Rock St, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

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  5. University of Charleston

    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304

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  6. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

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  7. Davis & Elkins College

    100 Campus Dr, Elkins, West Virginia 26241-3996

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  8. Fairmont State University

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

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  9. Glenville State College

    200 High Street, Glenville, West Virginia 26351-1292

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  10. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  11. Ohio Valley University

    #1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, West Virginia 26105-8000

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  12. Salem International University

    223 W Main St, Salem, West Virginia 26426

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  13. Shepherd University

    301 N. King St, Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443-3210

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  14. West Virginia State University

    Rte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  15. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

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  16. West Virginia University Institute of Technology

    405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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  17. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  18. West Virginia University

    Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201

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  19. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  20. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  21. New River Community and Technical College

    221 George Street, Suite 2, Beckley, West Virginia 25801

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Biology Employment

West Virginia 1,140
National 232,950

Of all of the biology professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of West Virginia.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In West Virginia

1,350 1,180 1,170 1,180 1,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Biology is a shrinking field in West Virginia. There were 210 less biology professionals working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of biology professionals has shrunk by 16%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of biology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of biology professionals has grown by 6% from 2006 to 2010.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$49,447 $50,638 $51,880 $54,683 $55,507
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by biology professionals is increasing in West Virginia. The mean salary for biology professionals in 2006 was $49,447 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $55,507 per year.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$34,042
25th percentile
$41,770
50th percentile
$50,460
75th percentile
$64,368
90th percentile
$85,902

Thus, there was a 11% growth in biology professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of biology, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid biology professionals earning 152% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Biochemistry
$62,615
Biology
$55,507
Chemistry
$48,185

Biology professionals in West Virginia earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia

associate
3
bachelor
23
master
6
doctor
4
Certificate
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Total36

The number of students graduating from the 21 accredited biology schools in West Virginia is increasing. In West Virginia, there were 427 graduates in 2006. And there were 460 graduates from biology courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 8% percent increase in the number of biology school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. 64% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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