West Liberty has a total population of 1,220 and a student population of 2,651. Of these students, 2,651 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in West Liberty, by student population, is West Liberty University. In 2010, West Liberty University graduated approximately 37 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 70 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of West Liberty's teaching schools. If you decide to attend one of West Liberty's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,350 per year in instate tuition and $23,420 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Liberty-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $6,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,455.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Liberty, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,980 teachers in West Virginia. Of these teachers, 460 were working in the greater West Liberty area. The government projects that the number of teachers in West Liberty will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in West Liberty, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for teachers in the state.