West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,032
5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$3,029
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.72%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,288
42.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30%
97 Graduates

About

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is a higher education institution located in Wood County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at West Virginia University at Parkersburg were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (60 degrees awarded), General Studies (46 degrees), and Registered Nursing (44 degrees).

In 2022, 687 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (641 degrees), 29.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $4,032, which is $−7,932 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $4,032, which is $−7,932 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 $3,029.

In 2022, 42% of undergraduate students attending West Virginia University at Parkersburg received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,032
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was $4,032. The cost of tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $−7,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$3,029
2022 Value
70.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Virginia University at Parkersburg had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,029. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Virginia University at Parkersburg grew by 70.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,200
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was of $7,200 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.5% with respect to 2021, when 38% 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.
3.72%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was 3.72%, which represents 22 out of the 592 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

West Virginia University at Parkersburg had a total enrollment of 2,288 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 966 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,322. This means that 42.2% of students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.6% White, 3.89% Two or More Races, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.699% Hispanic or Latino, 0.568% Asian, 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.3%), followed by White Male (34.3%) and Two or More Races Female (2.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,288 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 966 and the part-time enrollment is 1,322. This means that 42.2% of students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
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 University at Parkersburg was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), West Virginia University at Parkersburg had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,051 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    89 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    27 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 89.6% White, 3.89% Two or More Races, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.699% Hispanic or Latino, 0.568% Asian, 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.131% 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, 15 students (0.656%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 151 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is white (641 degrees awarded). There were 29.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (60 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (46 degrees) and Registered Nursing (44 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), and Human Sciences (37 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 at Parkersburg are Police officers (134,338 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,457 people), Other managers (105,378 people), Software developers (45,026 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (42,761 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in 2022 are Communication Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Human Sciences (37 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (188 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 University at Parkersburg are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Communication Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Human Sciences (37 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (188 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 West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Justice, public order, & safety activities (322,679 people), Elementary & secondary schools (247,900 people), Computer Systems Design (86,747 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (84,684 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (77,305 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Communication Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Human Sciences (37 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (188 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 University at Parkersburg.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was General Business with 58 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

268
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
419
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 268 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, which is 0.64 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (419).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in General Studies, which is 0.516 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Registered Nursing, which is 6.67 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is Female and Two or More Races (60% 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, 3.09% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is white (641 degrees awarded). There were 29.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (22 degrees).

0.291% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    390 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    251 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is white female (390 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (251 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has an endowment valued at nearly $11.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 39.8k (0.359%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, West Virginia University at Parkersburg had a total salary expenditure of 29.6M. West Virginia University at Parkersburg employs 24 Assistant professors, 16 Instructors and 14 Professors. Most academics at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Female Instructor (12), Male Assistant professor (12), and Female Assistant professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are: Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

Endowment

$11.1M
2022 Endowment
13.1%
decline from 2021

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has an endowment valued at about $11.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia University at Parkersburg declined 13.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.59M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.9M
2022 Salaries
5.39%
growth from 2021

In 2022, West Virginia University at Parkersburg paid a median of $11.9M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($29.6M) and a 5.39% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.55M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Virginia University at Parkersburg paid a total of $3.55M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg were Assistant professor with 24 employees, Instructor with 16 employees, and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg were Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees, Management with 25 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was Female Instructor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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