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Journalism Schools In West Virginia

Journalism classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited journalism schools in West Virginia. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of journalism and journalism training in West Virginia, which includes journalism training at the following levels:


  1. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. West Virginia University at Parkersburg

    300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Potomac State College of West Virginia University

    101 Fort Ave, Keyser, West Virginia 26726

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. 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 Journalism Employment

West Virginia 610
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In West Virginia

640 590 630 570 610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, the field of journalism is shrinking. There were 30 less journalism professionals working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of journalism has shrunk by 5% in West Virginia. This is slower than the trend for journalism professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$25,975 $28,480 $29,520 $30,950 $29,750
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by journalism professionals is increasing in West Virginia. In 2006 journalism professionals made a mean salary of $25,975 per year, and in 2010 they made $29,750 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 195% pay differential between the highest paid journalism professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of journalism in West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in West Virginia

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Journalism professionals in West Virginia earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited journalism schools in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 315 journalism graduates from journalism courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 316 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 0%. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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