West Virginia College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, seventy-four colleges are active for serving college programs in West Virginia. By school types, there are forty public schools and thirty-four private schools. By school levels, twenty-eight 4-years (or high) schools, twenty-five 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and twenty-one less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the seventy-four West Virginia schools, West Virginia University ranked first and Shepherd University ranked second (view more at West Virginia college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all West Virginia colleges is $9,625 for West Virginia residents and $12,625 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 73.00% and the average SAT score is 1,022. The average number of students is 1,898 and the average student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for West Virginia colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 West Virginia Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in West Virginia ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,320$26,1541,13084.00%26,86461%18 to 1
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,224$12,4021,07096.00%3,64849%16 to 1
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Buckhannon, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,252$12,9821,03064.00%1,29454%13 to 1
Bethany College
Bethany, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,840$9,0861,00595.00%58146%10 to 1
West Liberty University
West Liberty, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,090$8,1121,06071.00%2,52645%13 to 1
Marshall University
Huntington, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,366$21,1621,04587.00%13,20449%18 to 1
Wheeling University
Wheeling, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,290$9,7101,02068.00%1,17153%11 to 1
Fairmont State University
Fairmont, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,814$19,1001,01085.00%3,94741%16 to 1
Concord University
Athens, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,037$9,1581,00082.00%2,04040%15 to 1
University of Charleston
Charleston, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$24,200$17,4001,04250.00%2,62338%15 to 1
American Public University System
Charles Town, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$7,360$7,050--46,08840%21 to 1
Salem University
Salem, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,900$14,800--99022%22 to 1
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,514---1,58639%17 to 1
Mineral County Vocational Technical Center
Keyser, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$3,581---1969%6 to 1
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center
Stollings, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$5,025---4095%12 to 1
Valley College-Princeton
Princeton, WV
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,575---50-15 to 1
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center
Waverly, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$21,230---6572%9 to 1
Putnam Career and Technical Center
Eleanor, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$5,381---8967%19 to 1
Mountain State College
Parkersburg, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$8,515--75.00%2385%18 to 1
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Moorefield, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$8,640---48329%8 to 1
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
Martinsburg, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$7,464---6,27338%25 to 1
Potomac State College of West Virginia University
Keyser, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$11,544---1,34022%19 to 1
Mountwest Community and Technical College
Huntington, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$11,112---1,87322%14 to 1
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Lewisburg, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Ross Medical Education Center-Morgantown
Morgantown, WV
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---5070%10 to 1
Scott College of Cosmetology
Wheeling, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$14,508---1482%6 to 1
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing
Glen Dale, WV
Private, Less than 2 years
$5,620--33.00%36100%12 to 1
BridgeValley Community & Technical College
South Charleston, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$11,140---1,68932%12 to 1
Bluefield State College
Bluefield, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,448-88094.00%1,27531%12 to 1
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston
Charleston, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$14,335---12667%22 to 1
Martinsburg College
Martinsburg, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$4,500--100.00%1,203100%49 to 1
West Virginia Northern Community College
Wheeling, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$11,901---1,54119%12 to 1
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,960-1,03040.00%79341%11 to 1
Wood County School of Practical Nursing
Parkersburg, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$4,285--100.00%2267%10 to 1
Huntington Junior College
Huntington, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$9,600---31523%20 to 1
Valley College-Beckley
Beckley, WV
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,575---11754%24 to 1
Fayette Institute of Technology
Oak Hill, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$5,669---3687%10 to 1
Monongalia County Technical Education Center
Morgantown, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$4,315--74.00%9584%14 to 1
Carver Career Center
Charleston, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$6,953---17089%16 to 1
Ohio Valley University
Vienna, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,550$7,2001,04569.00%50937%12 to 1
West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport
Bridgeport, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$14,396---10871%15 to 1
New River Community and Technical College
Beaver, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$6,900---1,16918%15 to 1
Academy of Careers and Technology
Beckley, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$9,456---15562%11 to 1
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center
New Cumberland, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$8,046---30100%10 to 1
Strayer University-West Virginia
Scott Depot, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--221-41 to 1
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Mount Gay, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$6,314---1,45822%17 to 1
West Virginia State University
Institute, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,125$19,55596595.00%3,69231%19 to 1
Future Generations University
Franklin, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,999$9,000--20--
Alderson Broaddus University
Philippi, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,220$29,22096047.00%91139%14 to 1
Ben Franklin Career Center
Dunbar, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$6,256---4575%9 to 1
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Beckley, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,912-1,03051.00%1,75521%13 to 1
Mingo Extended Learning Center
Delbarton, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$6,231---3488%10 to 1
Cabell County Career Technology Center
Huntington, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$7,815---11575%4 to 1
West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown
Morgantown, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$13,950---54058%20 to 1
Huntington School of Beauty Culture
Huntington, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$10,900---99-20 to 1
Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy
Clarksburg, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$15,200---4831%11 to 1
Roane-Jackson Technical Center
Leroy, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$4,050---3787%9 to 1
James Rumsey Technical Institute
Martinsburg, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$3,975---13573%11 to 1
Valley College-Martinsburg
Martinsburg, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,075---51671%24 to 1
Mercer County Technical Education Center
Princeton, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$5,477--80.00%7682%11 to 1
United Technical Center
Clarksburg, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$3,900--75.00%2850%12 to 1
Morgantown Beauty College Inc
Morgantown, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$19,202---8767%12 to 1
Garnet Career Center
Charleston, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$5,952---9150%9 to 1
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Parkersburg, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,642---2,40321%15 to 1
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Fairmont, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$12,056---1,82827%15 to 1
Mountain State School of Massage
Charleston, WV
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,484---1896%20 to 1
Catholic Distance University
Charles Town, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,405$8,920--203-3 to 1
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
Buckhannon, WV
Public, 2-4 years
$2,500---224100%16 to 1
Appalachian Bible College
Mount Hope, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,536$8,1001,05537.00%26365%9 to 1
West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition
Morgantown, WV
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,000---5693%6 to 1
Ross Medical Education Center-Charleston
Charleston, WV
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---10770%15 to 1
Randolph Technical Center
Elkins, WV
Public, Less than 2 years
$3,077---1667%8 to 1
Charleston School of Beauty Culture
Charleston, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$12,250---8058%12 to 1
International Beauty School 4
Martinsburg, WV
Private, 2-4 years
$25,000---6993%20 to 1
Average$12,625$13,9081,02273.00%1,89858%15 to 1