Ohio Valley University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,100
3.13% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$17,613
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
8.33%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
28.6%
892 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
560
80.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
29.1%
43 Graduates

About

Ohio Valley University is a higher education institution located in Wood County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ohio Valley University were General Business Administration & Management (8 degrees awarded), Secondary Education & Teaching (7 degrees), and General Health & Wellness (5 degrees).

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio Valley University. 47.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (49 degrees), 8.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Valley University is $21,100, which is $-4,094 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Valley University is $21,100, which is $-4,094 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,613.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,100
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ohio Valley University was $21,100. The cost of tuition at Ohio Valley University is $-4,094 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$17,613
2017 Value
7.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ohio Valley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,613. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ohio Valley University grew by 7.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,450
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio Valley University was of $7,450 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.19% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Ohio Valley University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.26% with respect to 2016, when 95% 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.
8.33%
2016 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio Valley University was 8.33%, which represents 13 out of the 156 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Ohio Valley University received 892 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.56% annual growth. Out of those 892 applicants, 255 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.6% acceptance rate.

There were 560 students enrolled at Ohio Valley University in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio Valley University has an overall enrollment yield of 50.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
255
Accepted Out of 892

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio Valley University was 28.6% (255 admissions from 892 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.56%, while admissions declined by -52.5%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
7
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio Valley University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio Valley University has a total enrollment of 560 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Valley University is 452 students and the part-time enrollment is 108. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at Ohio Valley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.5% White, 6.79% Black or African American, 4.46% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.07% Asian, 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ohio Valley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (30.8%), followed by White Female (28%) and Black or African American Male (3.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (41.2%), followed by White Female (17.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 560 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Valley University is 452 and the part-time enrollment is 108. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at Ohio Valley University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2017 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 Ohio Valley University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Ohio Valley University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    350
  2. Black or African American
    38
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    25

The enrolled student population at Ohio Valley University is 62.5% White, 6.79% Black or African American, 4.46% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.07% Asian, 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 58 students (10.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 3 fewer women than men received degrees from Ohio Valley University. The majority of degree recipients at Ohio Valley University are white (49 degrees awarded). There were 8.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio Valley University is General Business Administration & Management (8 degrees awarded), followed by Secondary Education & Teaching (7 degrees) and General Health & Wellness (5 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ohio Valley University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (3 degrees awarded), Education (19 degrees), and English (3 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio Valley University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,979,696 people), Secondary school teachers (344,841 people), Education administrators (289,658 people), Other managers (175,333 people), and Postsecondary teachers (166,657 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Valley University are Theology (3 degrees awarded), Education (19 degrees), English (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3 degrees), and Protective Services (5 degrees).

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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 Ohio Valley University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Ohio Valley University are Theology (3 degrees awarded), Education (19 degrees), English (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3 degrees), and Protective Services (5 degrees).

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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 Ohio Valley University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,932,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (359,627 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (357,725 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (201,801 people), and Religious organizations (149,680 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Valley University are Theology (3 degrees awarded), Education (19 degrees), English (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3 degrees), and Protective Services (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ohio Valley University.
Most Common
  1. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 7 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio Valley University was General Business Administration & Management with 8 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 38
  2. 35

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Valley University, which is 1.09 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (35).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Valley University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 2.33 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio Valley University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.14 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Ohio Valley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio Valley University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 6.98% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    49 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio Valley University is white (49 degrees awarded). There were 8.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

6.85% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    25 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ohio Valley University is white female (25 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (24 degrees).

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Operations

Ohio Valley University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.92M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $97.4k (5.09%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Ohio Valley University had a total salary expenditure of $12M. Ohio Valley University employs 9 Assistant professors, 6 Professors, and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at Ohio Valley University are Male Assistant professors (8), Male Professors(5), and Male Associate professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Valley University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 12 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 9 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.92M
2017 Endowment
8.06%
growth from 2016

Ohio Valley University has an endowment valued at about $1.92M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio Valley University grew 8.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.2M 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $900k - Federal
  2. $234k - State
  3. $64.2k - Local

As of 2017, Ohio Valley University received $900k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $234k from state grants and contracts, and $64.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.12M
2017 Salaries
11.9%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Ohio Valley University paid a median of $4.12M in salaries, which represents 34.2% of their overall expenditure ($12M) and a 11.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.95% decline from 2015 and a 1.73% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.03M
Instructional Salaries
22
Number of Employees

In 2017, Ohio Valley University paid a total of $1.03M to 22 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio Valley University were Assistant professor with 9 employees; Professor with 6 employees; and Professor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Valley University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio Valley University was Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, Male Professor with 5 employees, and Male Associate professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Ohio Valley University.

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