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26 Colleges
$45,208 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,245 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, West Virginia is ranked #38 in the country with 1,771 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,302 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $15,808 a year.

About 54% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,061 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$9,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
55% Freshmen Loans

There are 26,269 students at WVU in total, 20,495 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,726 are full-time. It takes the average WVU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,411 a year. WVU has a 2.9% 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 $44,071.

#2

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$8,604 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
47% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Marshall University is 11,958, of which 8,772 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,002 are full-time. It takes the average Marshall University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at Marshall University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,854 a year. Marshall University has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,045 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$8,008 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
54% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Fairmont State University is 3,848, of which 3,573 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,861 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Fairmont State is 4.4 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at Fairmont State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,285 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Fairmont State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,189 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$7,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
36% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at American Public University System is 50,047, of which 40,362 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,522 are full-time. For undergraduates at American Military University, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,334 a year. American Military University has a 2.4% 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 American Military University is $28,867.

#5

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$21,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
57% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Charleston is 2,967, of which 2,115 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,189 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UC is 4.4 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

57% of UC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,681 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UC is $42,271.

#6

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$9,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
57% Freshmen Loans

There are 949 full-time undergraduates at Bluefield State College, and 1,243 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bluefield State College is 4.4 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

57% of Bluefield State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,432 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bluefield State College is $35,084.

#7

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

South Charleston, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$5,132 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
24% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,040 full-time undergraduates at BridgeValley Community & Technical College, and 1,662 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,622 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BridgeValley Community & Technical College is $31,274.

#8

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$4,132 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
22% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 2,624, which includes 1,213 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $1,933 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $28,439.

#9

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$8,282 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
53% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,716 undergraduates at Shepherd University, of which 2,255 are full-time, and there are 3,159 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Shepherd University is 4.4 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,673 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,796 during the early-career years.

#10

West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$4,394 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
15% Freshmen Loans

There are 571 full-time undergraduates at WVNCC, and 1,253 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at WVNCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,868 a year. WVNCC has a 6.9% 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 WVNCC is $26,497.

Public Public vs. Private
$4,359 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
29% Freshmen Loans

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.

29% of Southern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,579 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,743 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$14,102 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
88% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown is 622, which includes 622 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,218 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVJC Morgantown is $26,732.

#13

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$30,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
71% Freshmen Loans

There are 738 students at D&E in total, 691 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at D&E, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,074 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from D&E with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,540 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Wheeling University

Wheeling, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$29,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
93% Freshmen Loans

There are 582 undergraduates at Wheeling University, of which 476 are full-time, and there are 857 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wheeling University is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 62% of accepted students are men, and 38% are women.

93% of Wheeling University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,524 a year. Wheeling University has a 1.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wheeling University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,874 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

West Virginia Junior College - Charleston

Cross Lanes, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$14,529 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
85% Freshmen Loans

There are 218 students at WVJC Charleston in total, 218 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 85% of students at WVJC Charleston take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,700 a year.

Students who graduate from WVJC Charleston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,625 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$32,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
97% Freshmen Loans

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

97% of West Virginia Wesleyan students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,528 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Virginia Wesleyan is $38,999.

#17

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$8,716 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
66% Freshmen Loans

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 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

66% of West Liberty University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,699 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,417 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$31,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
85% Freshmen Loans

There are 863 students at Alderson Broaddus University in total, 766 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 713 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Alderson Broaddus University is 4.3 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 65% are men and 35% are women.

85% of Alderson Broaddus University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,250 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Alderson Broaddus University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,093 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Salem University

Salem, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$13,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
92% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Salem University is 1,008, of which 809 students are undergraduates and of those, 709 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

92% of Salem students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,536 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,076 during the early-career years.

#19

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$4,128 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
26% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,912 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in total, 920 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,112 a year. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has a 2.3% 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $31,189.

#21

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
$9,431 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
49% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,638 students at WVSU in total, 3,502 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,498 are full-time. It takes the average WVSU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

49% of WVSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,712 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from WVSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,646 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$3,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
16% Freshmen Loans

There are 128 full-time undergraduates at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, and 374 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

16% of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,302 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,073 during the early-career years.

#21

West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport

Bridgeport, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$14,736 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
79% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport is 123, which includes 123 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 79% of students at WVJC Bridgeport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,161 a year.

Students who graduate from WVJC Bridgeport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,625 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$4,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
18% Freshmen Loans

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 12 to 1.

18% of New River Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,750 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,091 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$4,752 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
42% Freshmen Loans

There are 932 full-time undergraduates at WVU Potomac State College, and 1,193 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at WVU Potomac State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,660 a year. WVU Potomac State College has a 2.9% 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 Potomac State College is $44,071.

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