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Sociology Schools In West Virginia

In West Virginia, there are 10 accredited schools where sociology classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the sociology academic community in West Virginia, and the future trends in sociology training at the following levels:


  1. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

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  2. Davis & Elkins College

    100 Campus Dr, Elkins, West Virginia 26241-3996

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  3. Fairmont State University

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

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  4. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  5. Shepherd University

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

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  6. West Virginia State University

    Rte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  7. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

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  8. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  9. West Virginia University

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

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

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Sociology Employment

West Virginia 60
National 21,140

Of all of the sociology professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of West Virginia.

Employment Growth for Sociology professionals In West Virginia

40 40 40 40 60
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Sociology is a growing field in West Virginia. In 2010 there were 20 more sociology professionals working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of sociology has grown by 50% in West Virginia. This growth is faster than the change in the number of sociology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of sociology professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Sociology VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$53,420 $54,560 $54,070 $58,920 $52,660
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to sociology professionals are declining in West Virginia. In 2006 sociology professionals made a mean salary of $53,420 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,660 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, sociology professionals' salaries declined by 1% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 205% pay differential between the highest paid sociology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of sociology in West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited sociology schools in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006, 176 students graduated from sociology courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 260 students graduated.

This represents a 48% increase in the number of sociology degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 77%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in sociology.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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