Political Science Schools In West Virginia

Political Science classes faculty can choose to work at one of 15 accredited political science schools in West Virginia. The trends in West Virginia's political science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in political science includes political science training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. Alderson Broaddus College

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

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  2. Bethany College in Bethany

    Bethany, West Virginia 26032

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  3. University of Charleston

    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304

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  4. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

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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. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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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 University Institute of Technology

    405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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  12. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  13. West Virginia University

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

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  14. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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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 Political Science Employment

West Virginia 80
National 20,400

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

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In West Virginia

70 70 70 60 80
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of political science professionals is growing in West Virginia. 10 more political science professionals were working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14%. This growth is slower than the national trend for political science professionals which shows a 14% increase in the number of political science professionals working around the nation.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$53,120 $60,020 $59,210 $67,950 $57,860
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of political science professionals is growing, the salaries paid to political science professionals are increasing in West Virginia. In 2006 political science professionals made a mean salary of $53,120 per year, and in 2010 they made $57,860 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$40,790
25th percentile
$46,840
50th percentile
$54,530
75th percentile
$65,350
90th percentile
$82,700

Thus, political science professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid political science professionals earning 103% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Communications
$35,873
International Business
$75,378
Political Science
$57,860
Public Administration
$61,630

In West Virginia, political science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia

associate
0
bachelor
15
master
3
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total19

As the number of political science professionals is increasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited political science schools in West Virginia state is also increasing. In 2006, 228 students graduated from political science courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 272 students graduated.

This represents a 19% increase in the number of political science degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. Most of these graduates, or 79%, earned a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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