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Hospitality Schools In West Virginia

There are 11 accredited hospitality schools in West Virginia for faculty who teach hospitality classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in hospitality in the state of West Virginia, which encompasses hospitality training at the following levels:


  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

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  3. Davis & Elkins College

    100 Campus Dr, Elkins, West Virginia 26241-3996

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  4. Potomac State College of West Virginia University

    101 Fort Ave, Keyser, West Virginia 26726

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  5. Salem International University

    223 W Main St, Salem, West Virginia 26426

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  6. West Virginia Northern Community College

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

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  7. Pierpont Community and Technical College

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

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  8. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  9. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

    103 Cole Complex, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  10. New River Community and Technical College

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

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  11. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Hospitality Employment

West Virginia 12,970
National 2,293,800

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

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In West Virginia

14,270 13,960 13,310 13,140 12,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of hospitality professionals is shrinking in West Virginia. 1,300 less hospitality professionals were working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 9% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for hospitality professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of hospitality professionals working around the nation.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$24,573 $27,524 $27,677 $28,311 $28,483
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to hospitality professionals are growing in West Virginia. Hospitality professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $24,573 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $28,483 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in West Virginia

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This represents a 14% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of hospitality, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid hospitality professionals earning 132% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Hotel Management

In West Virginia, hospitality professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited hospitality schools in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 26 hospitality graduates from hospitality courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 67 graduates.

Thus there was a 158% percent increase in the number of hospitality school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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