Potomac State College of West Virginia University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,752
2.59% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,822
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.93%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,145
77% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.6%
156 Graduates

About

Potomac State College of West Virginia University is a higher education institution located in Mineral County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Potomac State College of West Virginia University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

In 2022, 306 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Potomac State College of West Virginia University. 52.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (260 degrees), 15.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $4,752, which is $−7,212 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $4,752, which is $−7,212 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,822.

In 2022, 73% of undergraduate students attending Potomac State College of West Virginia University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,752
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was $4,752. The cost of tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $−7,212 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$7,822
2022 Value
2.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Potomac State College of West Virginia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,822. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Potomac State College of West Virginia University grew by 2.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,793
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was of $8,793 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.49% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Potomac State College of West Virginia University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.67% with respect to 2021, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.93%
2019 Default Rate
189
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was 2.93%, which represents 189 out of the 6452 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Potomac State College of West Virginia University had a total enrollment of 1,145 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 882 students and the part-time enrollment is 263. This means that 77% of students enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.3% White, 4.8% Two or More Races, 4.28% Black or African American, 3.41% Hispanic or Latino, 0.349% Asian, and 0.262% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.5%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Black or African American Male (3.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,145 students. The full-time enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 882 and the part-time enrollment is 263. This means that 77% of students enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Potomac State College of West Virginia University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    954 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    55 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    49 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 83.3% White, 4.8% Two or More Races, 4.28% Black or African American, 3.41% Hispanic or Latino, 0.349% Asian, and 0.262% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 30 students (2.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 18 more women than men received degrees from Potomac State College of West Virginia University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is white (260 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (17 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (184 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (2 degrees), and Protective Services (26 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,736,622 people), Accountants & auditors (1,054,422 people), Other managers (781,766 people), Secondary school teachers (511,624 people), and Financial managers (510,980 people).

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (184 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (2 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Business (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (184 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (2 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Business (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,179,425 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (544,666 people), Computer Systems Design (544,662 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (517,893 people), and Banking & related activities (514,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (184 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (2 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Business (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Potomac State College of West Virginia University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 125 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 125 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

144
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
162
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, which is 0.889 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (162).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.506 times less than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.98 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.641% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    260 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is white (260 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (17 degrees).

0.98% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    136 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    124 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is white female (136 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (124 degrees).

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Operations

Potomac State College of West Virginia University employs 19 Instructors, 13 Assistant professors and 11 Professors. Most academics at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Female Instructor (14), Female Assistant professor (9), and Male Professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are: Service, with 26 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Potomac State College of West Virginia University were Instructor with 19 employees, Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Potomac State College of West Virginia University were Service with 26 employees, Management with 20 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was Female Instructor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

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