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Public Administration Schools In West Virginia

Public Administration classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited public administration schools in West Virginia. The trends in West Virginia's public administration academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public administration includes public administration training at the public administration masters degree level.


  1. West Virginia University

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

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Strayer University-West Virginia

    100 Corporate Center Dr, Scott Depot, West Virginia 25560

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Public Administration Employment

West Virginia 2,750
National 391,290

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

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In West Virginia

3,400 3,370 3,370 3,430 2,750
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, the field of public administration is shrinking. There were 650 less public administration professionals working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has shrunk by 19% in four years. This is faster than the trend for public administration professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public administration professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$56,638 $54,730 $55,322 $57,338 $61,630
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public administration professionals is declining, the salaries paid to public administration professionals are increasing in West Virginia. In 2006 public administration professionals made a mean salary of $56,638 per year, and in 2010 they made $61,630 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, there was a 8% growth in public administration professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of public administration, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public administration professionals earning 87% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Business Administration
Business Management
Criminal Justice
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work

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

Educational Trends

Public Administration programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


As the number of public administration professionals is decreasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited public administration schools in West Virginia state is increasing. In 2006 there were 55 public administration graduates from public administration courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 83 graduates.

Thus there was a 51% percent increase in the number of public administration school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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