With an overall population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251, approximately 28,898 of Morgantown students attend one of Morgantown's schools that offer finance programs.
Morgantown's largest finance school is West Virginia University. In 2010, approximately 85 students graduated from the Finance program at West Virginia University.
A reported 127 students graduated with credentials in finance in Morgantown in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's finance schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a finance program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Morgantown-based finance schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in finance, if you decide to work as a finance professional in Morgantown, your job prospects are average. There were 5,070 finance professionals working in West Virginia and 420 working in the greater Morgantown area in 2010. Morgantown's finance professional workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
As a finance professional in Morgantown, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,990 per year. This is higher than the average salary for finance professionals in the state.