Social Work Schools In West Virginia

In West Virginia, there are 9 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. The trends in West Virginia's social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work


  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. Bethany College in Bethany

    Bethany, West Virginia 26032

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  3. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

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  4. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  5. Shepherd University

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

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  6. West Virginia State University

    Rte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  7. West Virginia University Institute of Technology

    405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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  8. West Virginia Northern Community College

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

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  9. West Virginia University

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

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Social Work Employment

West Virginia 4,800
National 609,060

Approximately 1% of the country's social workers work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In West Virginia

5,240 5,190 7,690 5,320 4,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, social work is a shrinking field. 440 less social workers were working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has shrunk by 8% in West Virginia. This decline is slower than the change in the number of social workers around the country. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% from 2006 to 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$34,748 $36,550 $39,082 $33,550 $43,210
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to social workers are growing in West Virginia. Social workers earned a yearly mean salary of $34,748 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $43,210 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in West Virginia

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Thus, there was a 20% growth in social workers' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of West Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of social work. The pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 90%

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in West Virginia

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

Social workers in West Virginia earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited social work schools in West Virginia is decreasing. In West Virginia, there were 236 graduates in 2006. And there were 212 graduates from social work courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 10%. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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