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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 terms of yearly teaching graduations, West Virginia is ranked #40 in the country with 1,743 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in West Virginia is $11,462 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,975 a 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 13,204, of which 9,593 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,460 are full-time. It takes the average Marshall University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

58% of Marshall University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 26,864 students at WVU in total, 21,155 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,568 are full-time. It takes the average WVU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

57% of WVU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,041 a year. WVU has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

#3

Fairmont State University

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

There are 3,674 undergraduates at Fairmont State, of which 3,114 are full-time, and there are 3,947 students altogether. It takes the average Fairmont State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

58% of Fairmont State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,626 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close 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

There are 2,526 students at West Liberty University in total, 2,225 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,871 are full-time. It takes the average West Liberty University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

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

Students who graduate from West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

The total student population at American Public University System is 46,088, of which 37,746 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,324 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 69% of students at American Military University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Concord University is 2,040, of which 1,729 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,577 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

Roughly 76% of students at Concord University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 3,380 undergraduates at Shepherd University, of which 2,543 are full-time, and there are 3,648 students altogether. 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.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 990 students at Salem International University in total, 747 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 747 are full-time. For undergraduates at Salem International University, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Salem International University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

West Virginia State University

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

The total student population at West Virginia State University is 3,692, of which 3,571 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,644 are full-time. It takes the average WVSU undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,800 during the early-career years.

#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 861 undergraduates at Wheeling Jesuit, of which 755 are full-time, and there are 1,171 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wheeling Jesuit is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,686 a year. Wheeling Jesuit has a 4.0% 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 $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

The total student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 2,403, which includes 1,407 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from West Virginia University at Parkersburg with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 1,586, which includes 1,013 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

74% of Glenville State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Glenville State College is $24,200.

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

There are 1,018 full-time undergraduates at WVU Potomac State College, and 1,340 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,431 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#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 581 students at Bethany College West Virginia in total, 557 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 553 are full-time. 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.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#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 509 students at Ohio Valley in total, 481 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 374 are full-time. It takes the average Ohio Valley undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at Ohio Valley take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,149 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ohio Valley is $27,700.

#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 1,113 full-time undergraduates at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, and 6,273 students altogether. 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 1,294 students at West Virginia Wesleyan in total, 1,180 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,162 are full-time. For undergraduates at West Virginia Wesleyan, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Virginia Wesleyan is $31,000.

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

There are 1,458 students at Southern in total, 1,048 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

22% of Southern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,100 during the early-career years.

#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 743 full-time undergraduates at D&E, and 793 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at D&E is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Of the accepted students, 38% 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 911, of which 836 students are undergraduates and of those, 791 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Alderson Broaddus University is 4.2 years.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

84% of Alderson Broaddus University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#21

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

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

The total student population at BridgeValley Community & Technical College is 1,689, which includes 1,048 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

31% of BridgeValley Community & Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Mountwest Community and Technical College

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

The total student population at Mountwest Community and Technical College is 1,873, which includes 1,035 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,300 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at New River Community and Technical College is 1,169, which includes 700 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New River Community and Technical College is $20,400.

#23

Bluefield State College

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

The total student population at Bluefield State College is 1,275, which includes 985 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bluefield State College is 4.6 years.

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

46% of Bluefield State College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bluefield State College is $25,600.

#25

University of Charleston

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

There are 1,930 undergraduates at UC, of which 1,205 are full-time, and there are 2,623 students altogether. It takes the average UC undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 80% of students at UC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,099 a year. UC has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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