West Virginia State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,856
6.6% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,684
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.89%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.2%
2,775 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,785
36.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.4%
141 Graduates

About

West Virginia State University is a higher education institution located in Kanawha County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at West Virginia State University were General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees awarded), General Studies (53 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (36 degrees).

In 2022, 400 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia State University. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (281 degrees), 5.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia State University is $8,856, which is $−19,474 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia State University is $8,856, which is $−19,474 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,684.

In 2022, 34% of undergraduate students attending West Virginia State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 23% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,856
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Virginia State University was $8,856. The cost of tuition at West Virginia State University is $−19,474 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$11,684
2022 Value
7.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Virginia State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,684. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Virginia State University grew by 7.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,180
Room and Board
$1,701
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia State University was of $11,180 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.165% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,701. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
23%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

34% of undergraduate students at West Virginia State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.11% with respect to 2021, when 37% 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.
4.89%
2019 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia State University was 4.89%, which represents 33 out of the 675 total borrowers.

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Admissions

West Virginia State University received 2,775 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.22% annual growth. Out of those 2,775 applicants, 2,669 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,785 students enrolled at West Virginia State University in 2022. 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Virginia State University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,669
Accepted Out of 2,775

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia State University was 96.2% (2,669 admissions from 2,775 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 96.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.22%, while admissions declined by −6.58%..

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SAT Scores

53%
Submission Percentage (2022)
177
Scores Submitted (2022)

53% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Virginia State University had a total enrollment of 3,785 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia State University is 1,398 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,387. This means that 36.9% of students enrolled at West Virginia State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.2% White, 8.24% Black or African American, 4.23% Two or More Races, 1.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.61% Asian, 0.185% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0528% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Male (9.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.2%), followed by White Female (22%) and Black or African American Male (9.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,785 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia State University is 1,398 and the part-time enrollment is 2,387. This means that 36.9% of students enrolled at West Virginia State University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 West Virginia State University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), West Virginia State 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
    2,921 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    312 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    160 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Virginia State University is 77.2% White, 8.24% Black or African American, 4.23% Two or More Races, 1.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.61% Asian, 0.185% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0528% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 195 students (5.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 68 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Virginia State University is white (281 degrees awarded). There were 5.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia State University is General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (53 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (36 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (47 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,659,720 people), Secondary school teachers (515,778 people), Education administrators (299,822 people), Other managers (212,479 people), and Social workers, all other (203,465 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (47 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), Education (59 degrees), and English (8 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 West Virginia State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (47 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), Education (59 degrees), and English (8 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 West Virginia State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,992,747 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (403,652 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (400,184 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (256,838 people), and Individual & family services (181,234 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (47 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), Education (59 degrees), and English (8 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 West Virginia State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 65 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia State University was General Business Administration & Management with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

166
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
234
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 166 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia State University, which is 0.709 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (234).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.41 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia State University in General Studies, which is 1.3 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from West Virginia State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (47.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Virginia State University is Female and White (47.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    281 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia State University is white (281 degrees awarded). There were 5.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

5.5% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    172 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    109 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Virginia State University is white female (172 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (109 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 9.04k (0.0803%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, West Virginia State University had a total salary expenditure of 49.8M. West Virginia State University employs 31 Professors, 27 Associate professors and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at West Virginia State University are Male Professor (21), Male Associate professor (19), and Male Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia State University are: Management, with 36 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

Endowment

$11.3M
2022 Endowment
10.6%
decline from 2021

West Virginia State University has an endowment valued at about $11.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia State University declined 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.7M
2022 Salaries
13%
decline from 2021

In 2022, West Virginia State University paid a median of $18.7M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($49.8M) and a 13% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.23M
Instructional Salaries
100
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Virginia State University paid a total of $6.23M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia State University were Professor with 31 employees, Associate professor with 27 employees, and Assistant professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia State University were Management with 36 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia State University was Male Professor with 21 employees, Male Associate professor with 19 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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

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