West Virginia University Institute of Technology

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,848
1.55% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,529
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.93%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
64.6%
830 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,481
65.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.8%
101 Graduates

About

West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in Raleigh County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at West Virginia University Institute of Technology were General Biological Sciences (24 degrees awarded), General Studies (19 degrees), and General Psychology (15 degrees).

In 2022, 189 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. 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 (145 degrees), 9.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is $7,848, which is $−20,482 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is $7,848, which is $−20,482 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,529.

In 2022, 58% of undergraduate students attending West Virginia University Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,848
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology was $7,848. The cost of tuition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is $−20,482 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$9,529
2022 Value
13.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Virginia University Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,529. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Virginia University Institute of Technology grew by 13.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,009
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia University Institute of Technology was of $10,009 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.623% 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

58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

58% of undergraduate students at West Virginia University Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 58% 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 West Virginia University Institute of Technology was 2.93%, which represents 189 out of the 6452 total borrowers.

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Admissions

West Virginia University Institute of Technology received 830 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.98% annual growth. Out of those 830 applicants, 536 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,481 students enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2022. 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Virginia University Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 55.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
536
Accepted Out of 830

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia University Institute of Technology was 64.6% (536 admissions from 830 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 66.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.98%, while admissions declined by −10.5%..

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage (2022)
233
Scores Submitted (2022)

78% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Virginia University Institute of Technology had a total enrollment of 1,481 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is 972 students and the part-time enrollment is 509. This means that 65.6% of students enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.3% White, 3.85% Two or More Races, 3.78% Black or African American, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, 0.878% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.8%), followed by White Female (31.7%) and Two or More Races Male (3.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,481 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is 972 and the part-time enrollment is 509. This means that 65.6% of students enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Institute of Technology was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), West Virginia University Institute of Technology had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,174 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    57 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    56 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is 79.3% White, 3.85% Two or More Races, 3.78% Black or African American, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, 0.878% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% 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, 37 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 41 fewer women than men received degrees from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is white (145 degrees awarded). There were 9.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is General Biological Sciences (24 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (19 degrees) and General Psychology (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (41 degrees awarded), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Biology (24 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 Institute of Technology are Other managers (532,638 people), Software developers (497,765 people), Physicians (459,478 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (369,417 people), and Civil engineers (290,220 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2022 are Engineering (41 degrees awarded), Protective Services (22 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7 degrees), and Psychology (15 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 Institute of Technology are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are Engineering (41 degrees awarded), Protective Services (22 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7 degrees), and Psychology (15 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 Institute of Technology are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (700,162 people), Elementary & secondary schools (607,174 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (594,148 people), Computer Systems Design (592,418 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (479,807 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are Engineering (41 degrees awarded), Protective Services (22 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7 degrees), and Psychology (15 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 Institute of Technology.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 24 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia University Institute of Technology was General Biological Sciences with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

115
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
74
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 115 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, which is 1.55 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (74).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in General Studies, which is 1.38 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in General Biological Sciences, which is 2 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from West Virginia University Institute of Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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.

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, 0.99% 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
    145 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is white (145 degrees awarded). There were 9.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (16 degrees).

3.17% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    91 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    54 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is white male (91 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (54 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia University Institute of Technology employs 42 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors and 12 Professors. Most academics at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are Male Assistant professor (27), Female Assistant professor (15), and Male Associate professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are: Management, with 27 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, and Service with 24 employees.

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia University Institute of Technology were Assistant professor with 42 employees, Associate professor with 23 employees, and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University Institute of Technology were Management with 27 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees, and Service with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia University Institute of Technology was Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Associate professor with 14 employees.

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

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