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44 Colleges
2,044 Yearly Graduations
$41,695 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,335 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, West Virginia is ranked #40 in the country with 2,044 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $10,424 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $14,408 a year.

An estimated 59% of college students in West Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,834 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
284 Yearly Degrees
$8,412 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,415 undergraduates at Marshall University, of which 7,123 are full-time, and there are 12,852 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

Roughly 58% of students at Marshall University take out loans to pay for college. 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
246 Yearly Degrees
$8,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,839 students at WVU in total, 21,086 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,369 are full-time. It takes the average WVU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at WVU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#3

Fairmont State University

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

The total student population at Fairmont State University is 3,803, of which 3,563 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,955 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Fairmont State is 4.6 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Fairmont State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,626 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#4

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$7,324 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,335 undergraduates at American Military University, of which 2,425 are full-time, and there are 45,249 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at American Military University is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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%.

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.

#5

Bluefield State College

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

The total student population at Bluefield State College is 1,241, which includes 950 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bluefield State College is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at Bluefield State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Bluefield State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

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

The total student population at BridgeValley Community & Technical College is 1,776, which includes 1,095 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at BridgeValley Community & Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from BridgeValley Community & Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees
$4,155 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 639 full-time undergraduates at WVNCC, and 1,352 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

26% of WVNCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,843 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVNCC is $22,100.

#8

Shepherd University

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

The total student population at Shepherd University is 3,554, of which 3,200 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,354 are full-time. It takes the average Shepherd University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,400 during the early-career years.

#9

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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

There are 2,818 students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in total, 1,226 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average West Virginia University at Parkersburg undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

#10

University of Charleston

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

There are 1,907 undergraduates at UC, of which 1,172 are full-time, and there are 2,718 students altogether. For undergraduates at UC, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at UC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,099 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UC is $32,500.

#11

Wheeling Jesuit University

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

There are 532 undergraduates at Wheeling Jesuit, of which 423 are full-time, and there are 798 students altogether. For undergraduates at Wheeling Jesuit, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 69% of students at Wheeling Jesuit take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Wheeling Jesuit with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 1,449 students at Southern in total, 1,007 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Southern take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Southern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Garnet Career Center

Charleston, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees

There are 86 full-time undergraduates at Garnet Career Center, and 86 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Garnet Career Center is $19,900.

#14

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$31,944 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,131 undergraduates at West Virginia Wesleyan, of which 1,118 are full-time, and there are 1,226 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 93% of students at West Virginia Wesleyan take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,201 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate 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.

#14

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$29,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 751 full-time undergraduates at D&E, and 776 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Around 38% of accepted students 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from D&E is $26,400.

#16

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$7,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,496 students at West Liberty University in total, 2,183 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,837 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount is $9,625 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Liberty University is $27,800.

#16

Putnam Career and Technical Center

Eleanor, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees

There are 42 full-time undergraduates at PCTC, and 83 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

#18

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$13,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 567 full-time undergraduates at WVJC Morgantown, and 567 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,639 a year. WVJC Morgantown has a 1.4% 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 WVJC Morgantown is $18,400.

#19

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$29,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 836 undergraduates at Alderson Broaddus University, of which 790 are full-time, and there are 913 students altogether. It takes the average Alderson Broaddus University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 84% of students at Alderson Broaddus University take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

#20

John D Rockefeller IV Career Center

New Cumberland, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$8,046 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26 full-time undergraduates at John D Rockefeller IV Career Center, and 26 students altogether. John D Rockefeller IV Career Center has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 100% of students at John D Rockefeller IV Career Center take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,000 a year. John D Rockefeller IV Career Center has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#21

Mingo Extended Learning Center

Delbarton, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees

There are 20 students at Mingo Extended Learning Center in total, 20 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Mingo Extended Learning Center is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

#21

Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center

Stollings, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees

There are 43 full-time undergraduates at Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center, and 43 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

There are 1,212 students at New River Community and Technical College in total, 714 are 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from New River Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

United Technical Center

Clarksburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$3,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29 full-time undergraduates at UTC, and 29 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

#25

Mercer County Technical Education Center

Princeton, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Mercer County Technical Education Center is 87, which includes 67 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Students who graduate from Mercer County Technical Education Center with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other West Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Fred W Eberle Technical Center 21
28 Cabell County Career Technology Center 20
28 Fayette Institute of Technology 20
28 Academy of Careers and Technology 20
28 Wood County School of Practical Nursing 20
32 Monongalia County Technical Education Center 19
32 Mineral County Vocational Technical Center 19
34 B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing 18
35 Pierpont Community and Technical College 17
36 Roane-Jackson Technical Center 16
36 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College 16
38 Salem International University 12
39 Randolph Technical Center 11
40 West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport 8
41 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0
41 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College 0
41 West Virginia Junior College - Charleston 0
41 West Virginia University Institute of Technology 0

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