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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in West Virginia

586 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,027 Avg Salary
$25,766 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in West VirginiaIn 2018-2019, 586 bachelor's degrees were awarded to education students who went to a West Virginia college or university. This makes it the #12 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.7% were from a college or university in the state. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Education list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in West Virginia ranking analyzed 10 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Education Majors After Graduation

The average education major who graduates from a school in West Virginia earns about $30,027 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 25% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

On a nationwide level, education majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $34,031. That's 12% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in West Virginia.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in West Virginia  30,027
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60,000
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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60,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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60,000

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in West Virginia

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in West Virginia

#1

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherd University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Shepherd University is a small public school located in the town of Shepherdstown.

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#2

Concord University

Athens, WV

Concord University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Athens, Concord University is a public college with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize West Virginia State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Institute, WVSU is a public college with a small student population.

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#4

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV

Bluefield State College earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Bluefield State College is a small public school located in the distant town of Bluefield.

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#4

Glenville State College

Glenville, WV

Our rankings recognize Glenville State College as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Glenville, Glenville State College is a public school with a small student population.

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Parkersburg, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is a public college with a small student population.

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#6

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Marshall University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Marshall University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Huntington.

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Beckley, West Virginia University Tech is a public college with a small student population.

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West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Morgantown, WVU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#9

West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV

Our rankings recognize West Liberty University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. West Liberty University is a small public school located in the rural area of West Liberty.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 1,213
Florida 34 4,383
Virginia 34 1,712
Georgia 33 2,694
Alabama 32 2,026
Tennessee 32 1,699
North Carolina 32 2,584
South Carolina 32 1,665
Louisiana 31 1,415
Kentucky 31 1,884
Arkansas 30 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 438
Teacher Education Subject Specific 80
General Education 64
Other Education 4

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 852
Psychology 749
Communication & Journalism 425
History 242
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 202

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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