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Theology Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 9 accredited theology schools where theology faculty who teach theology classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in theology in the state of West Virginia, which encompasses theology training at the following levels:


  1. Alderson Broaddus College

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

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  2. Appalachian Bible College

    161 College Drive, Mount Hope, West Virginia 25880

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  3. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  4. Bethany College in Bethany

    Bethany, West Virginia 26032

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  5. Davis & Elkins College

    100 Campus Dr, Elkins, West Virginia 26241-3996

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  6. Ohio Valley University

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

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  7. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  8. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  9. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Theology Employment

West Virginia 190
National 64,070

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

Employment Growth for Theology professionals In West Virginia

370 410 200 160 190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Theology is a shrinking field in West Virginia. In West Virginia, 180 less theology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 49% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for theology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of theology professionals has grown by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Theology VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$41,030 $48,460 $54,690 $53,395 $46,215
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Theology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In West Virginia, as the number of theology professionals is declining, the salaries earned by theology professionals are increasing. The mean salary for theology professionals in 2006 was $41,030 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,215 per year.

Salary percentiles for Theology professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, there was a 11% growth in theology professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In West Virginia state, within the field of theology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid theology professionals earn 248% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Theology professionals and related professions in West Virginia

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In West Virginia, theology professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of theology professionals is decreasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited theology schools in West Virginia state is decreasing. In West Virginia, there were 103 graduates in 2006. And there were 90 graduates from theology courses in 2010.

This represents a 13% decrease in the number of theology degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 73%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in theology.

Theology Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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The number of theology faculty, growth in the field of theology academia and theology faculty salaries in West Virginia, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching theology courses to students at the associates degree in theology, bachelors degree in theology, and masters degree in theology levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of theology in West Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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