Small Business Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 2 accredited small business schools where small business faculty who teach small business classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the small business academic community in West Virginia, and the future trends in small business training at the following levels:

  • Small Business Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Small Business


  1. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  2. West Virginia Northern Community College

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

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Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Small Business Employment

West Virginia 8,680
National 1,708,080

Of all of the small business professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of West Virginia.

Employment Growth for Small business professionals In West Virginia

7,410 6,820 7,210 7,780 8,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Small Business is a growing field in West Virginia. 1,270 more small business professionals were working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 17% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for small business professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of small business professionals working around the nation.

Small Business VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$74,330 $73,960 $74,150 $77,070 $78,500
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Small Business
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In West Virginia, as the number of small business professionals is growing, the salaries earned by small business professionals are increasing. The mean salary for small business professionals in 2006 was $74,330 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $78,500 per year.

Salary percentiles for Small business professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, there was a 5% growth in small business professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In West Virginia state, within the field of small business, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid small business professionals earn 321% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Small business professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Business Administration
Business Management
Forensic Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Project Management
Property Management
Restaurant Management
Risk Management
Small Business

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

Educational Trends

Small Business programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited small business schools in West Virginia is decreasing. In 2006 there were 9 small business graduates from small business courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 6 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of small business school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 33%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in small business.

Small Business Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of small business faculty in West Virginia, growth in the field of small business academia and faculty salaries in West Virginia. If you are involved in teaching small business courses to students at the certificate in small business, and bachelors degree in small business levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future small business faculty in West Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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