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Biology Schools in West Virginia

There are 16 West Virginia schools offering biology programs. 403 students graduated from programs at West Virginia biology schools in 2010. 375 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 24 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 387 students graduate from programs in this state in biology every year. Of those, 375 students graduated with a degree in biology at the bachelor's level, 24 with a degree at the master's level, and four with a doctorate level degree.

16 biology schools are located in West Virginia. Of these, nine schools are public, while seven schools are private. Tuition at a public biology school varies from $4,544 to $5,406, while tuition at a private biology school varies from $7,200 to $24,980.

Average tuition for programs in biology is $11,890. The highest tuition for biology programs, which is $24,980 every year, is at Wheeling Jesuit University, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,544 each year, is at West Virginia State University.

Schools in West Virginia offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing biology.

Biology Program Completions in West Virginia 2006 - 2010

On average, 387 students graduate from programs in this state in biology every year. Of those, 375 students graduated with a degree in biology at the bachelor's level, 24 with a degree at the master's level, and four with a doctorate level degree.

Biology Program Completions in West Virginia 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 338
  • Bachelor 2007: 375
  • Bachelor 2008: 346
  • Bachelor 2009: 349
  • Bachelor 2010: 375
  • Master 2006: 26
  • Master 2007: 29
  • Master 2008: 21
  • Master 2009: 22
  • Master 2010: 24
  • Doctorate 2006: 5
  • Doctorate 2007: 5
  • Doctorate 2008: 5
  • Doctorate 2009: 2
  • Doctorate 2010: 4

Biology Program Availability in West Virginia

Schools in West Virginia offer a total of 21 programs in biology. Of these programs, approximately 76.2% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Biology Program Availability in West Virginia

  • Bachelor: 16
  • Master: 3
  • Doctorate: 2

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26420
  • 25th Percentile: 29690
  • Median: 36410
  • 75th Percentile: 49610
  • 90th Percentile: 79870

Biostatisticians — Salary by Percentile

Biostatisticians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 59320
  • 25th Percentile: 74410
  • Median: 100900
  • 75th Percentile: 127340
  • 90th Percentile: 152420

Water Resource Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Water Resource Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 61940
  • 25th Percentile: 80280
  • Median: 97940
  • 75th Percentile: 117470
  • 90th Percentile: 140120

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52190
  • 25th Percentile: 56800
  • Median: 70800
  • 75th Percentile: 84850
  • 90th Percentile: 123920

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 51940
  • 25th Percentile: 63140
  • Median: 70800
  • 75th Percentile: 94200
  • 90th Percentile: 138400

Biological Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Biological Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24860
  • 25th Percentile: 28000
  • Median: 38310
  • 75th Percentile: 48790
  • 90th Percentile: 59110

Geneticists — Salary by Percentile

Geneticists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41780
  • 25th Percentile: 57880
  • Median: 67720
  • 75th Percentile: 79110
  • 90th Percentile: 89840

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28330
  • 25th Percentile: 36290
  • Median: 45850
  • 75th Percentile: 59310
  • 90th Percentile: 78000

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35770
  • Median Salary 2007: 36130
  • Median Salary 2008: 36520
  • Median Salary 2009: 35130
  • Median Salary 2010: 36410
  • Total Employed 2006: 80
  • Total Employed 2007: 80
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 62230
  • Median Salary 2007: 59990
  • Median Salary 2008: 65400
  • Median Salary 2009: 68910
  • Median Salary 2010: 70800
  • Total Employed 2006: 30
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 45
  • Total Employed 2009: 50
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

Water Resource Specialists — Employment Trend

Water Resource Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 87190
  • Median Salary 2007: 84020
  • Median Salary 2008: 86420
  • Median Salary 2009: 91120
  • Median Salary 2010: 97940
  • Total Employed 2006: 230
  • Total Employed 2007: 170
  • Total Employed 2008: 160
  • Total Employed 2009: 160
  • Total Employed 2010: 240

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60760
  • Median Salary 2007: 66510
  • Median Salary 2008: 67030
  • Median Salary 2009: 66410
  • Median Salary 2010: 70800
  • Total Employed 2006: 90
  • Total Employed 2007: 80
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 70

Biostatisticians — Employment Trend

Biostatisticians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 80480
  • Median Salary 2007: 81040
  • Median Salary 2008: 98520
  • Median Salary 2009: 96490
  • Median Salary 2010: 100900
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 30
  • Total Employed 2008: 40
  • Total Employed 2009: 40
  • Total Employed 2010: 50

Biological Technicians — Employment Trend

Biological Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29590
  • Median Salary 2007: 30920
  • Median Salary 2008: 31070
  • Median Salary 2009: 33040
  • Median Salary 2010: 38310
  • Total Employed 2006: 340
  • Total Employed 2007: 270
  • Total Employed 2008: 240
  • Total Employed 2009: 240
  • Total Employed 2010: 270

Geneticists — Employment Trend

Geneticists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 61600
  • Median Salary 2007: 63970
  • Median Salary 2008: 62350
  • Median Salary 2009: 64330
  • Median Salary 2010: 67720
  • Total Employed 2006: 130
  • Total Employed 2007: 130
  • Total Employed 2008: 190
  • Total Employed 2009: 210
  • Total Employed 2010: 220

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42270
  • Median Salary 2007: 44470
  • Median Salary 2008: 43970
  • Median Salary 2009: 48170
  • Median Salary 2010: 45850
  • Total Employed 2006: 160
  • Total Employed 2007: 130
  • Total Employed 2008: 130
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 130

West Virginia vs National Biology Employment

West Virginia vs National Biology Employment

  • Employed in West Virginia: 0.448% (1070)

Biology Schools in West Virginia

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1. Glenville State College

200 High Street
Glenville, WV 26351-1292
(304) 462-7361

Glenville State College is in Glenville, West Virginia, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one biology program. It is a public 4-year institution. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of West Virginia offering biology in terms of programs.

2. Shepherd University

301 N. King St
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3210
(304) 876-5000

Shepherd University offers one program in biology and it is in Shepherdstown, WV. This school is a public 4-year institution.

3. Alderson Broaddus College

101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416-2035
(304) 457-1700

Alderson Broaddus College offers one program in biology and A-B is located in Philippi, WV. It is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in West Virginia.

4. Bethany College

Bethany College
Bethany, WV 26032
(304) 829-7000

Bethany College offers one program in biology and it is located in Bethany, West Virginia, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is a 4-year institution. Bethany is the second oldest institution in the state of West Virginia offering programs in biology.

5. Fairmont State University

1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554-2470
(304) 367-4000

Fairmont State University offers one biology program. Fairmont State is one of 40 public post-secondary institutions in West Virginia. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of West Virginia offering biology.

6. West Virginia State University

Rte 25
Institute, WV 25112-1000
(304) 766-3000

West Virginia State University, which is very close to Institute, West Virginia, is located in a rural setting and it offers one program in biology. This school is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in West Virginia.

7. Mountwest Community and Technical College

1 John Marshall Way
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-6282

Founded in 1975, Mountwest Community and Technical College is a public 2-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Huntington, WV. This public school is the tenth biggest institution in the state of West Virginia. It offers 13 certificates and 30 associates level degrees to students. 3,126 students sought degrees from the 37 programs at this technical college in 2010. It offers subjects including culinary arts and allied health. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. It is one of 10 technical colleges in West Virginia.

8. West Liberty University

Route 88
West Liberty, WV 26074
(304) 336-5000

West Liberty University is in West Liberty, West Virginia, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one biology program. Overall, 2,738 students seek degrees in 23 programs at this school. This school is the oldest institution in the state of West Virginia offering biology programs.

9. The West Virginia University Institute of Technology

405 Fayette Pike
Montgomery, WV 25136
(304) 442-3071

The West Virginia University Institute of Technology offers one biology program and West Virginia Tech, which is very close to Montgomery, West Virginia, is in a rural area. This small school is a public 4-year institution.

10. The University of Charleston

2300 MacCorkle Avenue- SE
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 357-4800

The University of Charleston is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in biology. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks tenth in the state of West Virginia.

11. Ohio Valley University

#1 Campus View Drive
Vienna, WV 26105-8000
(304) 865-6000

Founded in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a 4-year institution. OVU, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Vienna, WV. It offers one certificate, three degrees at the associates level, 17 degrees at the bachelors level, and one masters level degree to students. In 2010, 482 students pursued degrees from the 21 programs at this school. This very small school offers subjects such as accounting and healthcare. Ohio Valley is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

12. Wheeling Jesuit University

316 Washington Ave
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 243-2000

Wheeling Jesuit University is near the heart of downtown and it offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution.

13. West Virginia Wesleyan College

59 College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201-2994
(304) 473-8000

West Virginia Wesleyan College is in town of Buckhannon, West Virginia and Wesleyan offers one program in biology. Wesleyan is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in West Virginia.

14. Davis & Elkins College

100 Campus Dr
Elkins, WV 26241-3996
(304) 637-1900

Davis & Elkins College Offers one program in biology. 751 students pursue degrees in 59 programs at D&E, overall.

15. Marshall University

1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington, WV 25755
(800) 642-3463

Marshall University offers two programs in biology. Out of those, this university offers one degree at the bachelor's level in biology to students and one biology degree at the master's level. Marshall, which is near the center of the city, is in Huntington, WV. Overall, 14,192 students seek degrees in 105 programs at Marshall.

16. West Virginia University

Stewart Hall- University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26506-6201
(304) 293-0111

West Virginia University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Morgantown, WV. West Virginia offers five programs in biology. Specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in biology, two degrees at the master's level in biology, and two biology degrees at the doctorate level. WVU is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in West Virginia. In terms of programs, this university is the largest institution in the state of West Virginia offering biology.

17. Mountain State University

410 Neville Street
Beckley, WV 25801-9003
(304) 253-7351

Mountain State University offers one program in biology and this school is located in town of Beckley, West Virginia. Overall, 5,550 students seek degrees in 79 Mountain State programs. It is the third biggest institution in the state of West Virginia offering biology.

18. Concord University

100 Vermillion Street
Athens, WV 24712
(888) 384-5249

Concord University offers one program in biology and this school is in Athens, WV. It is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in West Virginia. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks seventh in the state of West Virginia.