Liberal Arts Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 30 accredited liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty who teach liberal arts classes can find employment. The trends in West Virginia's liberal arts academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in liberal arts includes liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts


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. Fairmont State University

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

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  8. Glenville State College

    200 High Street, Glenville, West Virginia 26351-1292

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  9. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  10. Ohio Valley University

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

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  11. West Virginia University at Parkersburg

    300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104

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  12. Potomac State College of West Virginia University

    101 Fort Ave, Keyser, West Virginia 26726

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  13. Shepherd University

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

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  14. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

    Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, West Virginia 25637

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  15. West Virginia State University

    Rte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  16. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

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  17. West Virginia University Institute of Technology

    405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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  18. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  19. West Virginia Northern Community College

    1704 Market St., Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-3699

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  20. West Virginia University

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

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  21. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  22. Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

    316 Eastern Drive, Moorefield, West Virginia 26836-0000

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  23. Pierpont Community and Technical College

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

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  24. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  25. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

    103 Cole Complex, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  26. Bridgemont Community and Technical College

    619 2nd Avenue, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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  27. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

    400 West Stephen Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

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  28. New River Community and Technical College

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

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  29. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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  30. Strayer University-West Virginia

    100 Corporate Center Dr, Scott Depot, West Virginia 25560

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Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

West Virginia 370
National 69,880

Approximately 1% of the country's liberal arts professionals work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In West Virginia

280 240 290 280 370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of liberal arts professionals is growing in West Virginia. In 2010 there were 90 more liberal arts professionals working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 32%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of liberal arts professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% from 2006 to 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$52,140 $50,510 $46,640 $46,970 $47,830
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by liberal arts professionals is decreasing in West Virginia. In 2006 liberal arts professionals made a mean salary of $52,140 per year, and in 2010 they made $47,830 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$16,050
25th percentile
$34,260
50th percentile
$48,360
75th percentile
$60,160
90th percentile
$76,810

Thus, there was a 9% decline in liberal arts professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In West Virginia state, within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid liberal arts professionals earn 379% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in West Virginia

English
$37,673
Liberal Arts
$47,830
Math
$79,850

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

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia

associate
31
bachelor
31
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
2
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The number of students graduating from the 30 accredited liberal arts schools in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006, 1,676 students graduated from liberal arts courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 2,046 students graduated.

Thus there was a 22% percent increase in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. A majority of these graduates, or 46%, graduated with an associate's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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