Engineering Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 8 accredited engineering schools where engineering faculty who teach engineering classes can find employment. The trends in West Virginia's engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in engineering includes engineering training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


Schools

  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  3. West Virginia University at Parkersburg

    300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104

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  4. Potomac State College of West Virginia University

    101 Fort Ave, Keyser, West Virginia 26726

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  5. West Virginia University Institute of Technology

    405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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  6. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  7. West Virginia University

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

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  8. Bridgemont Community and Technical College

    619 2nd Avenue, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Engineering Employment

West Virginia 6,220
National 1,704,460

Of all of the engineering professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of West Virginia.

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In West Virginia

6,380 6,460 6,130 5,830 5,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, engineering is a shrinking field. In West Virginia, 580 less engineering professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 9% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the national trend for engineering professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of engineering professionals working around the nation.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$52,571 $59,024 $60,279 $62,846 $64,326
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In West Virginia, as the number of engineering professionals is declining, the salaries earned by engineering professionals are increasing. Engineering professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $52,571 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $64,326 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$36,709
25th percentile
$47,614
50th percentile
$62,374
75th percentile
$77,753
90th percentile
$95,691

This represents a 18% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of engineering, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid engineering professionals earning 161% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Civil Engineering
$48,317
Computer Engineering
$78,277
Electrical Engineering
$68,315
Engineering
$64,932
Mechanical Engineering
$60,344
Software Engineering
$77,570

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
5
bachelor
17
master
11
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total34

As the number of engineering professionals is decreasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited engineering schools in West Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006, 815 students graduated from engineering courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 546 students graduated.

This represents a 33% decrease in the number of engineering degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a bachelor's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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