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Psychology Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 17 accredited psychology schools where psychology faculty who teach psychology classes can find employment. The trends in West Virginia's psychology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in psychology includes psychology training at the following levels:


  1. Alderson Broaddus College

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

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  2. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  3. Bethany College in Bethany

    Bethany, West Virginia 26032

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  4. University of Charleston

    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304

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  5. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

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  6. Davis & Elkins College

    100 Campus Dr, Elkins, West Virginia 26241-3996

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  7. Fairmont State University

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

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  8. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  9. Ohio Valley University

    #1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, West Virginia 26105-8000

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  10. Shepherd University

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

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  11. West Virginia State University

    Rte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  12. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

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  13. West Virginia University Institute of Technology

    405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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  14. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  15. West Virginia University

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

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  16. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  17. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Psychology Employment

West Virginia 690
National 112,810

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

Employment Growth for Psychology professionals In West Virginia

530 400 560 620 690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, psychology is a growing field. There were 160 more psychology professionals working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 30% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for psychology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of psychology professionals has grown by 6% between 2006 and 2010.

Psychology VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$58,210 $55,645 $66,260 $65,980 $70,060
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Psychology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of psychology professionals is growing, the salaries paid to psychology professionals are increasing in West Virginia. In 2006 psychology professionals made a mean salary of $58,210 per year, and in 2010 they made $70,060 per year.

Salary percentiles for Psychology professionals in West Virginia

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This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of psychology, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid psychology professionals earning 98% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Psychology professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of psychology professionals is increasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 17 accredited psychology schools in West Virginia state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 557 psychology graduates from psychology courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 570 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of psychology school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 2%. Most of these graduates, or 70%, earned an bachelor's degree in psychology.

Psychology Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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