University of Charleston

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,000
2022 Average Net Price
$21,308
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.93%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
67.7%
1,571 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,059
60.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.7%
118 Graduates

About

University of Charleston is a higher education institution located in Kanawha County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Charleston were Organizational Leadership (341 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (62 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees).

In 2022, 1,065 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Charleston. 39.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (572 degrees), 5.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Charleston is $21,000, which is $−2,996 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Charleston is $21,000, which is $−2,996 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,308.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending University of Charleston received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$21,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Charleston was $21,000. The cost of tuition at University of Charleston is $−2,996 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$21,308
2022 Value
6.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Charleston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,308. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Charleston grew by 6.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,675
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Charleston was of $10,675 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.83% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of Charleston received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 27.6% with respect to 2021, when 87% 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.
1.93%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Charleston was 1.93%, which represents 12 out of the 622 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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Admissions

University of Charleston received 1,571 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 20.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,571 applicants, 1,064 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,059 students enrolled at University of Charleston in 2022.

University of Charleston has an overall enrollment yield of 25%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,064
Accepted Out of 1,571

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Charleston was 67.7% (1,064 admissions from 1,571 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 69.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 20.8%, while admissions declined by −23.1%..

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Enrollment

University of Charleston had a total enrollment of 3,059 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Charleston is 1,853 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,206. This means that 60.6% of students enrolled at University of Charleston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Charleston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 7.29% Hispanic or Latino, 2.35% Asian, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.686% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Charleston in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (30.8%) and Black or African American Male (7.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.4%), followed by White Female (20%) and Black or African American Male (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Charleston in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,059 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Charleston is 1,853 and the part-time enrollment is 1,206. This means that 60.6% of students enrolled at University of Charleston are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 University of Charleston was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Charleston had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,956 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    358 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    223 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Charleston is 63.9% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 7.29% Hispanic or Latino, 2.35% Asian, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.686% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 215 students (7.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 231 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Charleston. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Charleston is white (572 degrees awarded). There were 5.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Charleston is Organizational Leadership (341 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (62 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Charleston, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (633 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 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 University of Charleston are Registered nurses (1,498,023 people), Accountants & auditors (1,046,202 people), Other managers (783,931 people), Financial managers (502,002 people), and Chief executives & legislators (394,697 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Charleston in 2022 are Business (633 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Health (299 degrees), and Protective Services (27 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 University of Charleston are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of Charleston are Business (633 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Health (299 degrees), and Protective Services (27 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Charleston are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,856,545 people), Elementary & secondary schools (787,923 people), Computer Systems Design (543,489 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (511,255 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (505,830 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Charleston are Business (633 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Health (299 degrees), and Protective Services (27 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 University of Charleston.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 341 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Charleston was Organizational Leadership with 341 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

648
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
417
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 648 degrees were awarded to men at University of Charleston, which is 1.55 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (417).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 327 degrees were awarded to men at University of Charleston in Organizational Leadership, which is 15.6 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 165 degrees were awarded to men at University of Charleston in Registered Nursing, which is 9.17 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from University of Charleston completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Charleston is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 11% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    572 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Charleston is white (572 degrees awarded). There were 5.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

23% of degree recipients (245 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    289 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    283 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Charleston is white male (289 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (283 degrees).

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Operations

University of Charleston has an endowment valued at nearly $55.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 761k (1.37%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Charleston had a total salary expenditure of 59.2M. University of Charleston employs 66 Assistant professors, 31 Associate professors and 12 Instructors. Most academics at University of Charleston are Female Assistant professor (46), Male Assistant professor (20), and Female Associate professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Charleston are: Service, with 52 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

Endowment

$55.6M
2022 Endowment
8.08%
decline from 2021

University of Charleston has an endowment valued at about $55.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Charleston declined 8.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.02M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$20.7M
2022 Salaries
4.22%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Charleston paid a median of $20.7M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($59.2M) and a 4.22% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.65M
Instructional Salaries
117
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Charleston paid a total of $8.65M to 117 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Charleston were Assistant professor with 66 employees, Associate professor with 31 employees, and Instructor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Charleston were Service with 52 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Charleston was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Charleston.

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