Counseling Schools In West Virginia

Counseling classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited counseling schools in West Virginia. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of counseling and counseling training in West Virginia, which includes counseling training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Counseling
  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


  1. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Mountain State College

    1508 Spring St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101-3993

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Shepherd University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. West Virginia University

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

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Counseling Employment

West Virginia 3,190
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In West Virginia

2,840 3,440 3,630 3,370 3,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Counseling is a growing field in West Virginia. In 2010 there were 290 more counseling professionals working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has grown by 10% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for counseling professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of counseling professionals working around the nation.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$31,822 $37,525 $33,172 $32,718 $29,912
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to counseling professionals are declining in West Virginia. In 2006 counseling professionals made a mean salary of $31,822 per year, and in 2010 they made $29,912 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in West Virginia

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This represents a 6% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of West Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling. The pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 168%

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited counseling schools in West Virginia is decreasing. In 2006 there were 161 counseling graduates from counseling courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 153 graduates.

This represents a 5% decrease in the number of counseling degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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