West Virginia University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,976
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,087
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.56%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.9%
17,326 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
26,269
87.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
61%
2,953 Graduates

About

West Virginia University is a higher education institution located in Monongalia County, WV. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Virginia University were General Interdisciplinary Studies (301 degrees awarded), General Studies (271 degrees), and Registered Nursing (208 degrees).

In 2020, 6,577 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia University. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,257 degrees), 21.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (249 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University is $8,976, which is $−19,587 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University is $8,976, which is $−19,587 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,087.

In 2020, 71% of undergraduate students attending West Virginia University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,976
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at West Virginia University was $8,976. The cost of tuition at West Virginia University is $−19,587 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$13,087
2020 Value
2.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 West Virginia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,087. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of West Virginia University grew by 2.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,821
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia University was of $9,821 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at West Virginia University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.43% with respect to 2019, when 70% 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.
6.56%
2018 Default Rate
441
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia University was 6.56%, which represents 441 out of the 6727 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

West Virginia University received 17,326 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.81% annual decline. Out of those 17,326 applicants, 14,535 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 26,269 students enrolled at West Virginia University in 2020, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Virginia University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
14,535
Accepted Out of 17,326

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia University was 83.9% (14,535 admissions from 17,326 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.81%, while admissions declined by −5.25%.

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SAT Scores

87%
Submission Percentage
3,892
Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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West Virginia University has a total enrollment of 26,269 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University is 22,942 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,327. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at West Virginia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80% White, 3.92% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% Two or More Races, 3.71% Black or African American, 2.23% Asian, 0.141% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0723% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43%), followed by White Male (38.8%) and Two or More Races Female (2.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (32.1%) and Asian Female (2.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,269 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University is 22,942 and the part-time enrollment is 3,327. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at West Virginia University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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 West Virginia University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), West Virginia University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    21,026
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,031
  3. Two or More Races
    997

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University is 80% White, 3.92% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% Two or More Races, 3.71% Black or African American, 2.23% Asian, 0.141% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0723% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 175 students (0.666%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 223 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Virginia University is white (5,257 degrees awarded). There were 21.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (249 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia University is General Interdisciplinary Studies (301 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (271 degrees) and Registered Nursing (208 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (220 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (152 degrees), and Engineering (828 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Virginia University are Other managers (455,393 people), Software developers (382,188 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (321,399 people), Civil engineers (251,067 people), and Mechanical engineers (184,035 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University are Agriculture (220 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (152 degrees), Engineering (828 degrees), Communications (443 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (323 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Virginia University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University are Agriculture (220 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (152 degrees), Engineering (828 degrees), Communications (443 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (323 degrees).

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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 West Virginia University are Computer Systems Design (491,990 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (436,052 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,110 people), Elementary & secondary schools (333,824 people), and Construction (322,312 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University are Agriculture (220 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (152 degrees), Engineering (828 degrees), Communications (443 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (323 degrees).

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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 West Virginia University.
Most Common
  1. 301 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 271 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 208 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia University was General Interdisciplinary Studies with 301 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,177
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,400
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,177 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University, which is 0.934 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,400).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 158 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 6.87 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 229 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.54 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 36% of students graduating from West Virginia University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia University is Female and Asian (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.135% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,257 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    249 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    218 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia University is white (5,257 degrees awarded). There were 21.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (249 degrees).

0.289% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,810 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,447 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    141 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Virginia University is white female (2,810 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,447 degrees).

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West Virginia University has an endowment valued at nearly $709M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.4M (1.6%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, West Virginia University had a total salary expenditure of $1.14B. West Virginia University employs 357 Associate professors, 333 Professors, and 332 Assistant professors. Most academics at West Virginia University are Male Professors (228), Male Associate professors(181), and Female Associate professors (176).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University are: Management, with 622 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 440 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 378 employees.

Endowment

$709M
2020 Endowment
0.43%
decline from 2019

West Virginia University has an endowment valued at about $709M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia University declined 0.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $403M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at West Virginia University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $94.2M - Federal
  2. $47.8M - State
  3. $1.6M - Local

As of 2020, West Virginia University received $94.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $47.8M from state grants and contracts, and $1.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$536M
2020 Salaries
1.11%
growth from 2019

In 2020, West Virginia University paid a median of $536M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.14B) and a 1.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.16% growth from 2018 and a 0.639% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$118M
Instructional Salaries
1,130
Number of Employees

In 2020, West Virginia University paid a total of $118M to 1,130 employees working as instructors, which represents 22% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
357 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
622 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia University were Associate professor with 357 employees; Professor with 333 employees; and Professor with 332 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University were Management with 622 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 440 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 378 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia University was Male Professor with 228 employees, Male Associate professor with 181 employees, and Female Associate professor with 176 employees.

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

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