No West Virginia universities are ranked on the University Review Lists, which tend to be skewed towards larger establishments, with a world-wide as opposed to a local reputation. The following ranks (in parenthesis) reflect the national standards as rated by Forbes: The best college in West Virginia is the Wheeling Jesuit University (436th), followed by West Virginia University (443rd), and Bethany College (563rd).
List of West Virginia Colleges
|Name||Address||Type||Number of UG Students||In-State Tuition||Out of State Tuition||Acceptance Rate||Founded|
|Alderson-Broaddus College||101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416||Private||1052||$22,740||$22,740||43%||1932|
|American Public University System||111 W Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414||Private||43,964||$8,000||$8,000||1991|
|American Military University||See above|
|American Public University||See above|
|Appalachian Bible College||161 College Drive, Mount Hope, WV 25880||Private||286||$13,590||$13,590||1950|
|Bethany College||1 Main Street, Bethany, WV 26032||Private||694||$25,736||$25,736||50%||1840|
|Bluefield State College||219 Rock Street, Bluefield, WV 24701||Public||1747||$5,832||$11,064||41%||1895|
|Concord University||1000 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712||Public||2,520||$6,422||$14,118||45%||1872|
|Davis & Elkins College||100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241||Private||874||$24,992||$24,992||57%||1904|
|Fairmont State University||1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554||Public||3,958||$5,824||$12,288||67%||1865|
|Future Generations Graduate School||390 Road Less Traveled, Franklin, WV 26807||Private||2003|
|Glenville State College||200 High Street, Glenville, WV 26351||Public||1850||$6,696||$15,120||67%||1872|
|Marshall University||1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755||Public||9756||$6,526||$15,026||79%||1837|
|Ohio Valley University||1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105||Private||418||$19,260||$19,260||38%||1958|
|Salem International University||223 W. Main Street, Salem, WV 26426||Private||$17,700||$17,700||1888|
|Shepherd University||301 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443||Public||3990||$6,570||$16,628||94%||1871|
|University of Charleston||2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston, WV 25304||Private||1,386||$23,200||$23,200||69%||1888|
|West Liberty University||208 University Drive, West Liberty, WV 26074||Public||2660||$6,226||$13,540||71%||1837|
|West Virginia State University||5000 Fairlawn Avenue, Institute, WV 25112||Public||2622||$6,228||$14,558||45%||1891|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, WV 26506||Public||22,757||$6,960||$20,424||85%||1867|
|West Virginia University Institute of Technology||405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, WV 25136||Public||1,222||$6,048||$15,192||48%||1895|
|West Virginia University at Parkersburg||300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26101||Public||4292||$2,712||$9,648||1961|
|West Virginia Wesleyan College||59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201||Private||1367||$27,858||$27,858||77%||1890|
|Wheeling Jesuit University||316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003||Private||1180||$28,030||$28,030||67%||1954|
Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are the American Public University System (43,964 students), the West Virginia University (22,757 students), and the Marshall University (9,756). While the smallest establishments include Ohio Valley University (418 students) and Bethany College (694 students).
Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments the cheapest tuition fees are offered by West Virginia University at Parkersburg (In-state tuition: $2,712; Out of state fees: $9,648), and the Fairmont State University (In-state: $5,824; Out of state: $12,288).
Conversely the highest priced public establishments are the West Virginia University ($6,960 In-state tuition fees and $20,424 Out of state fees), and the Glenville State College ($6,696 In-State; $15,120 Out-of-State).
Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments on the list of West Virginia colleges are those belonging to the American Public University System ($8,000) and the Salem International University ($17,700), whilst the most expensive university in the state is Wheeling Jesuit University ($28,030).
The most selective colleges are Ohio Valley University (38% acceptance rate) and Bluefield State College (41%). The oldest college in West Virginia are West Liberty University and Marshall University, both established in 1837.