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29 Colleges
1,743 Yearly Graduations
$45,847 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,826 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 1,743 students received a teaching degree from a college in West Virginia, making it rank #40 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $11,462 per year to get their degree at a college in West Virginia, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,975 per year.

An estimated 59% of college students in West Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,207 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
458 Yearly Degrees
$8,412 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Marshall University is 12,852, of which 9,415 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,123 are full-time. For undergraduates at Marshall University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,892 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#2

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
389 Yearly Degrees
$8,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,839 students at WVU in total, 21,086 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,369 are full-time. It takes the average WVU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,041 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVU is $34,500.

#3

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$7,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fairmont State University is 3,803, of which 3,563 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,955 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Fairmont State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,626 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fairmont State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$7,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Liberty University is 2,496, of which 2,183 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,837 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at West Liberty University is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at West Liberty University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,625 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Liberty University is $27,800.

#4

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$7,324 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,335 undergraduates at American Military University, of which 2,425 are full-time, and there are 45,249 students altogether. American Military University has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 69% of students at American Military University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,399 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from American Military University is $43,800.

#6

Concord University

Athens, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$8,385 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,886 students at Concord University in total, 1,570 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,436 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Concord University is 4.5 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

76% of Concord University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,909 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,200 during the early-career years.

#6

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$7,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,554 students at Shepherd University in total, 3,200 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,354 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Shepherd University is 4.6 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

55% of Shepherd University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,360 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Shepherd University is $31,400.

#8

Salem International University

Salem, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$16,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 773 undergraduates at Salem International University, of which 628 are full-time, and there are 960 students altogether. It takes the average Salem International University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 76% of students at Salem International University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,138 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

#9

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees
$8,237 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,120 students at WVSU in total, 4,009 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,585 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

63% of WVSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,243 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WVSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$29,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 532 undergraduates at Wheeling Jesuit, of which 423 are full-time, and there are 798 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

69% of Wheeling Jesuit students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,686 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#11

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$3,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,818 students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in total, 1,226 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

42% of West Virginia University at Parkersburg students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,354 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $23,000.

#12

Glenville State College

Glenville, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$7,308 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Glenville State College is 1,575, which includes 1,009 full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Glenville State College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

74% of Glenville State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,620 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Glenville State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$4,536 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,300 students at WVU Potomac State College in total, 980 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,431 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,500 during the early-career years.

#14

Bethany College West Virginia

Bethany, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$30,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 516 undergraduates at Bethany College West Virginia, of which 511 are full-time, and there are 535 students altogether. It takes the average Bethany College West Virginia undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at Bethany College West Virginia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,390 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bethany College West Virginia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Ohio Valley University

Vienna, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
20 Yearly Degrees
$21,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 304 undergraduates at Ohio Valley, of which 271 are full-time, and there are 318 students altogether. For undergraduates at Ohio Valley, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 29% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

82% of Ohio Valley students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,149 a year. Ohio Valley has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

#16

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$4,128 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,532 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in total, 1,041 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

41% of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,365 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$31,944 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,226 students at West Virginia Wesleyan in total, 1,131 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,118 are full-time. For undergraduates at West Virginia Wesleyan, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

93% of West Virginia Wesleyan students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,201 a year. West Virginia Wesleyan has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$4,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,007 full-time undergraduates at Southern, and 1,449 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Southern take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,648 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
13 Yearly Degrees
$29,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 776 students at D&E in total, 751 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at D&E, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 42% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

81% of D&E students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,716 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,400 during the early-career years.

#19

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
13 Yearly Degrees
$29,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Alderson Broaddus University is 913, of which 836 students are undergraduates and of those, 790 are full-time. For undergraduates at Alderson Broaddus University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Alderson Broaddus University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,021 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Alderson Broaddus University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

South Charleston, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
11 Yearly Degrees
$4,867 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,095 full-time undergraduates at BridgeValley Community & Technical College, and 1,776 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,954 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BridgeValley Community & Technical College is $24,200.

#22

Mountwest Community and Technical College

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$4,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,768 students at MCTC in total, 1,035 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,673 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$4,372 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 714 full-time undergraduates at New River Community and Technical College, and 1,212 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at New River Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,848 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,400 during the early-career years.

#23

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$7,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,241 students at Bluefield State College in total, 950 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at Bluefield State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,897 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bluefield State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
7 Yearly Degrees
$23,389 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Charleston is 2,718, of which 1,907 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,172 are full-time. For undergraduates at UC, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

80% of UC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,099 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

Other West Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College 3
27 West Virginia University Institute of Technology 1
28 Pierpont Community and Technical College 0
28 Strayer University - West Virginia 0

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