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West Virginia University at Parkersburg Overview

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is a public institution situated in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The suburban atmosphere of Parkersburg makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is West Virginia University at Parkersburg Known For?

689 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Teaching Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards West Virginia University at Parkersburg has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#18 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is West Virginia University at Parkersburg?

Location of West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Contact details for West Virginia University at Parkersburg are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8000
Website: www.wvup.edu

Since West Virginia University at Parkersburg has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford West Virginia University at Parkersburg?

42% Take Out Loans
16.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At West Virginia University at Parkersburg, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $2,354 a year. That adds up to $9,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 16.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,226 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,818 undergraduate students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, with 1,226 being full-time and 1,592 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,226 full-time undergraduates at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of West Virginia University at Parkersburg students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of West Virginia University at Parkersburg Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 1,127
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 64

Geographic Diversity

West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. At this time, 3 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 11 countries are represented at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, and Ghana.

Online Learning at West Virginia University at Parkersburg

470 Took All Classes Online
1,256 Took At Least One Class Online
9.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,256 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of West Virginia University at Parkersburg

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was 9.5%. This is the #1,370 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at West Virginia University at Parkersburg ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Support & Assistant Services #58
Human Development & Family Studies #62
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #77
Accounting #139
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #254
Liberal Arts General Studies #254
Nursing #293
Health Professions #485

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 80 3 146 229
General Business/Commerce 56 53 0 109
Nursing 46 0 25 71
Criminal Justice & Corrections 34 20 0 54
Business Administration & Management 26 2 20 48
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 30 30
Precision Metal Working 9 12 0 21
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 17 0 2 19
Human Development & Family Studies 8 9 0 17
Computer Information Systems 13 0 0 13
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 7 6 0 13
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 4 0 9
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 9 0 9
Industrial Production Technology 0 8 0 8
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 7 7
Mechanics & Repairers 7 0 0 7
Graphic Communications 6 0 0 6
Computer Science 6 0 0 6
Teaching Assistants 0 5 0 5
Journalism 3 0 0 3
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 2 0 2
Accounting 0 1 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 324 135 230 689

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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