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72 Colleges
36,237 Yearly Graduations
$44,122 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,608 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, West Virginia is ranked #37 in the country with 36,237 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in West Virginia is $11,031 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $14,352 a year.

About 58% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,152 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
11,806 Yearly Degrees
$7,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 50,047 students at American Military University in total, 40,362 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,522 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at American Military University is 4.3 years.

59% of American Military University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,701 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from American Military University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
6,604 Yearly Degrees
$8,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,269 students at WVU in total, 20,495 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,726 are full-time. For undergraduates at WVU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

58% of WVU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,175 a year. WVU has a 8.3% 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

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
3,098 Yearly Degrees
$8,512 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,772 undergraduates at Marshall University, of which 7,002 are full-time, and there are 11,958 students altogether. It takes the average Marshall University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,855 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Marshall University is $28,500.

#4

Mountwest Community and Technical College

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,120 Yearly Degrees
$4,464 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 839 full-time undergraduates at MCTC, and 1,292 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at MCTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,716 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% 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.

#5

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,103 Yearly Degrees
$4,128 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 3,912, which includes 920 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 33% of students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,165 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $26,200.

#6

Fairmont State University

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

There are 3,848 students at Fairmont State in total, 3,573 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,861 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 62% are men and 38% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,925 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fairmont State is $25,700.

#7

Martinsburg College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
783 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,009 full-time undergraduates at Martinsburg College, and 1,691 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 58 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 9% of accepted students are men, and 91% are women.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $902 a year.

#8

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
744 Yearly Degrees
$24,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,115 undergraduates at UC, of which 1,189 are full-time, and there are 2,967 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at UC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,227 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#9

Shepherd University

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

There are 2,716 undergraduates at Shepherd University, of which 2,255 are full-time, and there are 3,159 students altogether. It takes the average Shepherd University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

56% of Shepherd University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,864 a year. Shepherd University has a 8.4% 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 $31,400 during the early-career years.

#10

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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

There are 1,213 full-time undergraduates at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, and 2,624 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,514 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% 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.

#11

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
571 Yearly Degrees
$8,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,125 undergraduates at West Liberty University, of which 1,767 are full-time, and there are 2,481 students altogether. It takes the average West Liberty University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

63% of West Liberty University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,587 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

#12

Concord University

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

There are 1,807 students at Concord University in total, 1,463 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,388 are full-time. For undergraduates at Concord University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,601 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%.

Students who graduate from Concord University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

South Charleston, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
462 Yearly Degrees
$5,142 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at BridgeValley Community & Technical College is 1,662, which includes 1,040 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

25% of BridgeValley Community & Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,025 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 $24,200 during the early-career years.

#14

Salem University

Salem, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
431 Yearly Degrees
$16,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 809 undergraduates at Salem, of which 709 are full-time, and there are 1,008 students altogether. It takes the average Salem undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

66% of Salem students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,939 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#15

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$8,437 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,638 students at WVSU in total, 3,502 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,498 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WVSU is 4.6 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

58% of WVSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,884 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 $25,800 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,474 students at Southern in total, 1,040 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at Southern take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,479 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern is $20,100.

#17

Pierpont Community and Technical College

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
366 Yearly Degrees
$4,986 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pierpont Community and Technical College is 1,613, which includes 945 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

41% of Pierpont Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,443 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 $25,300 during the early-career years.

#18

Glenville State College

Glenville, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
325 Yearly Degrees
$7,886 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,583 students at Glenville State College in total, 1,094 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Glenville State College is 4.6 years.

Roughly 68% of students at Glenville State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,559 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.7% 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.

#19

West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$4,317 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Virginia Northern Community College is 1,253, which includes 571 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at WVNCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,971 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

#20

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$32,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,066 students at West Virginia Wesleyan in total, 979 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 971 are full-time. For undergraduates at West Virginia Wesleyan, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,581 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from West Virginia Wesleyan with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Valley College-Martinsburg

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
305 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Valley College-Martinsburg is 628, which includes 628 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Valley College of Technology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,424 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Valley College of Technology is $21,900.

#22

Wheeling University

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

There are 857 students at Wheeling University in total, 582 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 476 are full-time. For undergraduates at Wheeling University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Roughly 97% of students at Wheeling University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,170 a year. Wheeling University has a 4.5% 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.

#23

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
286 Yearly Degrees
$7,584 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bluefield State College is 1,243, which includes 949 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Bluefield State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,549 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 Bluefield State College is $25,600.

#24

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
267 Yearly Degrees
$13,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 622 students at WVJC Morgantown in total, 622 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 94% of students at WVJC Morgantown take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,490 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVJC Morgantown is $18,400.

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

There are 1,053 students at New River Community and Technical College in total, 679 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

22% of New River Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,221 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% 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.

Other West Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 235
27 Alderson Broaddus University 234
28 West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 207
29 Davis & Elkins College 177
30 West Virginia University Institute of Technology 162
31 Bethany College West Virginia 137
32 James Rumsey Technical Institute 123
33 Academy of Careers and Technology 120
34 Fred W Eberle Technical Center 111
35 Huntington Junior College 105
36 Ross Medical Education Center - Charleston 99
37 Garnet Career Center 98
38 Ohio Valley University 93
39 Carver Career Center 79
40 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College 78
41 Putnam Career and Technical Center 77
42 Appalachian Bible College 70
43 Catholic Distance University 60
44 Morgantown Beauty College Inc 58
45 West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport 57
46 Charleston School of Beauty Culture 56
47 International Beauty School 4 55
48 West Virginia Junior College - Charleston 54
49 Mercer County Technical Education Center 51
49 Monongalia County Technical Education Center 51
51 Cabell County Career Technology Center 48
52 Huntington School of Beauty Culture 45
53 Ben Franklin Career Center 36
54 West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition 35
55 Mingo Extended Learning Center 34
55 Ross Medical Education Center - Morgantown 34
57 Strayer University - West Virginia 31
57 Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center 31
59 Fayette Institute of Technology 30
60 John D Rockefeller IV Career Center 28
61 Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy 26
61 Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center 26
61 Roane-Jackson Technical Center 26
64 United Technical Center 24
65 Mountain State School of Massage 22
65 Scott College of Cosmetology 22
67 Wood County School of Practical Nursing 20
68 Mineral County Vocational Technical Center 19
69 B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing 18
70 Randolph Technical Center 11
70 Mountain State College 11
72 Future Generations University 0

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