West Virginia Colleges List

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

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Alderson-Broaddus College101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416Private1052$22,740$22,74043%1932
American Public University System111 W Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414Private43,964$8,000$8,0001991
American Military UniversitySee above
American Public UniversitySee above
Appalachian Bible College161 College Drive, Mount Hope, WV 25880Private286$13,590$13,5901950
Bethany College1 Main Street, Bethany, WV 26032Private694$25,736$25,73650%1840
Bluefield State College219 Rock Street, Bluefield, WV 24701Public1747$5,832$11,06441%1895
Concord University1000 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712Public2,520$6,422$14,11845%1872
Davis & Elkins College100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241Private874$24,992$24,99257%1904
Fairmont State University1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554Public3,958$5,824$12,28867%1865
Future Generations Graduate School390 Road Less Traveled, Franklin, WV 26807Private2003
Glenville State College200 High Street, Glenville, WV 26351Public1850$6,696$15,12067%1872
Marshall University1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755Public9756$6,526$15,02679%1837
Ohio Valley University1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105Private418$19,260$19,26038%1958
Salem International University223 W. Main Street, Salem, WV 26426Private$17,700$17,7001888
Shepherd University301 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443Public3990$6,570$16,62894%1871
University of Charleston2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston, WV 25304Private1,386$23,200$23,20069%1888
West Liberty University208 University Drive, West Liberty, WV 26074Public2660$6,226$13,54071%1837
West Virginia State University5000 Fairlawn Avenue, Institute, WV 25112Public2622$6,228$14,55845%1891
West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WV 26506Public22,757$6,960$20,42485%1867
West Virginia University Institute of Technology405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, WV 25136Public1,222$6,048$15,19248%1895
West Virginia University at Parkersburg300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26101Public4292$2,712$9,6481961
West Virginia Wesleyan College59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201Private1367$27,858$27,85877%1890
Wheeling Jesuit University316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003Private1180$28,030$28,03067%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.

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