Communications Schools In West Virginia

There are 15 accredited communications schools in West Virginia for faculty who teach communications classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of communications and communications training in West Virginia, which includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications
  • PhD degree in Communications


Schools

  1. Alderson Broaddus College

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

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  2. Ben Franklin Career Center

    500 28th St, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064

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  3. Bethany College in Bethany

    Bethany, West Virginia 26032

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  4. University of Charleston

    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304

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  5. Davis & Elkins College

    100 Campus Dr, Elkins, West Virginia 26241-3996

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  6. Fairmont State University

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

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  7. Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center

    144 Vocational Road, Three Mile Curve, Stollings, West Virginia 25646

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  8. Shepherd University

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

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  9. West Virginia State University

    Rte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  10. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

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  11. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  12. West Virginia University

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

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  13. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  14. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

    103 Cole Complex, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  15. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Communications Employment

West Virginia 1,900
National 439,660

Approximately 0% of the country's communications professionals work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In West Virginia

2,210 2,170 2,160 2,020 1,900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of communications professionals is shrinking in West Virginia. In 2010 there were 310 less communications professionals working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has shrunk by 14% in four years. This is faster than the trend for communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$30,215 $31,572 $33,265 $34,100 $35,873
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In West Virginia, as the number of communications professionals is declining, the salaries earned by communications professionals are increasing. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $30,215 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $35,873 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$18,957
25th percentile
$23,298
50th percentile
$29,717
75th percentile
$40,423
90th percentile
$62,478

This represents a 16% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 230% pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of communications in West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Advertising
$49,672
Business
$70,801
Communications
$35,873
Creative Writing
$37,090
Fashion Marketing
$48,570
Marketing
$68,887
Public Relations
$66,310
Visual Communications
$39,257

In West Virginia, communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
11
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
3
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As the number of communications professionals is decreasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited communications schools in West Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006, 369 students graduated from communications courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 328 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 11%. 58% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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