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Public Health Schools In West Virginia

There are 6 accredited public health schools in West Virginia for faculty who teach public health classes to choose from. The trends in West Virginia's public health academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public health includes public health training at the following levels:


  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. Davis & Elkins College

    100 Campus Dr, Elkins, West Virginia 26241-3996

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  3. Ohio Valley University

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

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  4. West Virginia University Institute of Technology

    405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

    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
  6. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Public Health Employment

West Virginia 3,000
National 484,220

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

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In West Virginia

3,390 2,700 2,460 2,670 3,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, the field of public health is shrinking. In West Virginia, 390 less public health professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has shrunk by 12% in four years. This is slower than the trend for public health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$43,253 $46,257 $48,500 $49,677 $54,163
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In West Virginia, as the number of public health professionals is declining, the salaries earned by public health professionals are increasing. Public health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $43,253 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $54,163 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in West Virginia

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This represents a 20% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public health professionals earning 172% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

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

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In West Virginia, public health professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited public health schools in West Virginia is increasing. In West Virginia, there were 28 graduates in 2006. And there were 134 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 379%. 36% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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