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37 Schools in West Virginia Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    American Public University System

    Charles Town, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,400
    Years Accredited
    8 (2006)
    Student Population
    110,644
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Appalachian Bible College

    Mount Hope, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,680
    Years Accredited
    48 (1967)
    Student Population
    306
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Bethany College

    Bethany, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,780
    Years Accredited
    89 (1926)
    Student Population
    910
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

    Martinsburg, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,120
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    6,027
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Bluefield State College

    Bluefield, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,180
    Years Accredited
    64 (1951)
    Student Population
    2,531
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Bridgemont Community and Technical College

    Montgomery, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,934
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    1,232
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Concord University

    Athens, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,716
    Years Accredited
    84 (1931)
    Student Population
    3,519
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

    Moorefield, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,424
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    1,024
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Fairmont State University

    Fairmont, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,326
    Years Accredited
    68 (1947)
    Student Population
    5,387
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Glenville State College

    Glenville, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,860
    Years Accredited
    66 (1949)
    Student Population
    2,285
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  12. School Name

    HRDE-Stanley Technical Institute-Parkersburg

    Parkersburg, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    ()
    Student Population
    9
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Huntington Junior College

    Huntington, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,485
    Years Accredited
    17 (1997)
    Student Population
    1,650
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

    South Charleston, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,236
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    2,233
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Marshall University

    Huntington, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,930
    Years Accredited
    87 (1928)
    Student Population
    17,130
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Mountain State College

    Parkersburg, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,215
    Years Accredited
    64 (1950)
    Student Population
    322
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Mountain State University

    Beckley, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,680
    Years Accredited
    16 (1998)
    Student Population
    6,576
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Mountwest Community and Technical College

    Huntington, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,952
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    4,249
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    New River Community and Technical College

    Beckley, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,234
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    4,362
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Ohio Valley University

    Vienna, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,100
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    633
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Pierpont Community and Technical College

    Fairmont, WV
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,860
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    4,025
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

Over a five year period (between 2007 and 2012), the cost of attending a four-year higher education institution rose from $2,207 to $2,700 for in-state resident tuition. This is a 22.3% increase, and according to published reports from local news media, West Virginia’s tuition increases are likely due to decreasing amounts of state funding for higher education. In May 2014, the Charleston Gazette reported that West Virginia is continuing to cut higher education funding from the state. A report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities noted that states are still applying appropriation levels not seen since before the recent recession. Between 2008 and 2014, West Virginia cut higher education funding by more than 25% per student enrolled full-time; that amounts to a decline of $1,859 per student, while tuition has increased by $1,300 per student, the report notes.

College Enrollment

A 2012 report by the College Board noted that between 2000 and 2010, enrollment in the state’s public degree-granting institutions rose 26.2%, but recent news isn’t that positive. A 2013 article from The Charleston Gazette reported that enrollment in public 2-year and 4-year institutions was mostly declining: three percent from spring 2012 to fall 2013; at the same time, the newspaper article notes that more students are turning to the state’s private institutions of higher education.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Smart529 WVDirect: The Smart529 WVDirect plan is a direct-sold plan open to West Virginia residents or beneficiaries from West Virginia. There are two types of investment options: age-based portfolios and static portfolios; and two individual funds: the Smart529 Stable Value Fund and the Smart529 500 Index Fund.
    • Smart529 Select: Portfolios in this plan are created and managed by Dimensional Fund Advisors. There are age-based portfolio options as well as static portfolios. This plan is administered by the Hartford Life Insurance Company and offered by the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program Board of Trustees.
    • The Hartford Smart529: The Hartford Smart529 is available nationally and offered by the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program Board of Trustees. There are 15 age-based portfolios, 16 static portfolios and 15 individual fund options to choose from. Account holders are not subject to contribution limits until the account funds reach $265,000.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • College Foundation of West Virginia: This organization helps non-traditional students finish their degree programs. They do so by creating seamless transition programs for students moving into college programs and offering career planning help.
    • West Virginia University Foundation: The West Virginia University Foundation offers need-based scholarships for WVU students. It also supports programs at WVU.
    • Southern Regional Education Board: This organization provides policy information and analysis of state progress in the education field. The SREB also creates school improvement programs and resource sharing for member schools.
  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in West Virginia

West Virginia Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 47% West Virginia
      Graduation Rate
    • 20.6 West Virginia
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in West Virginia

  • WV US
    Public 2-Year
  • WV US
    Public 4-Year
  • WV US
    Private 4-year

West Virginia Institutions

  • WV US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • WV US
    Public
    Institutions
  • WV US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • WV US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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