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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 2019, 2,044 students received a nursing degree from a college in West Virginia, making it rank #40 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $10,424 per year to get their degree at a college in West Virginia, while out of state students will pay an average of $14,408 per year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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 9,593 undergraduates at Marshall University, of which 7,460 are full-time, and there are 13,204 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

58% of Marshall University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,892 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Marshall University is $28,500.

#2

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
246 Yearly Degrees
$8,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,864 students at WVU in total, 21,155 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,568 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 3,947 students at Fairmont State in total, 3,674 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,114 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 37,746 undergraduates at American Military University, of which 2,324 are full-time, and there are 46,088 students altogether. For undergraduates at American Military University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from American Military University is $43,800.

#5

Bluefield State College

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

There are 985 full-time undergraduates at Bluefield State College, and 1,275 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bluefield State College is 4.6 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

46% of Bluefield State College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bluefield State College is $25,600.

#6

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

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

There are 1,048 full-time undergraduates at BridgeValley Community & Technical College, and 1,689 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 1,541 students at WVNCC in total, 638 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

26% of WVNCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 3,380 undergraduates at Shepherd University, of which 2,543 are full-time, and there are 3,648 students altogether. It takes the average Shepherd University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at Shepherd University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,360 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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

The total student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 2,403, which includes 1,407 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Roughly 42% of students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $23,000.

#10

University of Charleston

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

The total student population at University of Charleston is 2,623, of which 1,930 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,205 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UC 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.

80% of UC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#11

Wheeling Jesuit University

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

The total student population at Wheeling Jesuit University is 1,171, of which 861 students are undergraduates and of those, 755 are full-time. It takes the average Wheeling Jesuit undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

69% of Wheeling Jesuit students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,048 full-time undergraduates at Southern, and 1,458 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,100 during the early-career years.

#13

Garnet Career Center

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

The total student population at Garnet Career Center is 91, which includes 91 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students who graduate from Garnet Career Center with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

The total student population at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 1,294, of which 1,180 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,162 are full-time. For undergraduates at West Virginia Wesleyan, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

93% of West Virginia Wesleyan students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,201 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,000 during the early-career years.

#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 743 full-time undergraduates at D&E, and 793 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at D&E is 4.4 years.

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%.

Students who graduate from D&E with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

West Liberty University

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

There are 2,526 students at West Liberty University in total, 2,225 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,871 are full-time. For undergraduates at West Liberty University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. 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 average amount of student loans is $9,625 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Putnam Career and Technical Center

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

There are 89 students at PCTC in total, 40 are full-time undergraduates. 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 540 full-time undergraduates at WVJC Morgantown, and 540 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,400 during the early-career years.

#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 791 are full-time, and there are 911 students altogether. For undergraduates at Alderson Broaddus University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at John D Rockefeller IV Career Center is 30, which includes 30 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at John D Rockefeller IV Career Center. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,000 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#21

Mingo Extended Learning Center

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

There are 34 students at Mingo Extended Learning Center in total, 34 are full-time undergraduates. Mingo Extended Learning Center has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

#21

Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center

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

There are 40 students at Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center in total, 40 are full-time undergraduates. 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 700 full-time undergraduates at New River Community and Technical College, and 1,169 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at New River Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New River Community and Technical College is $20,400.

#23

United Technical Center

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

There are 28 students at UTC in total, 28 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

#25

Mercer County Technical Education Center

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

There are 76 students at Mercer County Technical Education Center in total, 76 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Mercer County Technical Education Center is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mercer County Technical Education Center is $26,200.

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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