Ohio Valley University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,750
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,961
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
69.3%
459 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
318
87.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
45.5%
45 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 (17 degrees awarded), Humanistic Studies (7 degrees), and Energy Management & Systems Technology (6 degrees).

In 2019, 93 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio Valley University. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (56 degrees), 4.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Valley University is $21,750, which is $−5,530 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Valley University is $21,750, which is $−5,530 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,961.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,750
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ohio Valley University was $21,750. The cost of tuition at Ohio Valley University is $−5,530 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$18,961
2019 Value
19.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ohio Valley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,961. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ohio Valley University grew by 19.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,980
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio Valley University was of $7,980 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.64% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Ohio Valley University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 18% with respect to 2018, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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14.2%
2017 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio Valley University was 14.2%, which represents 22 out of the 155 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 459 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 24.8% annual decline. Out of those 459 applicants, 318 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.3% acceptance rate.

There were 318 students enrolled at Ohio Valley University in 2019, and 44% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio Valley University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
318
Accepted Out of 459

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio Valley University was 69.3% (318 admissions from 459 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 34.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −24.8%, while admissions grew by 51.4%.

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SAT Scores

44%
Submission Percentage
29
Scores Submitted

44% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio Valley University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio Valley University has a total enrollment of 318 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Valley University is 278 students and the part-time enrollment is 40. This means that 87.4% of students enrolled at Ohio Valley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.7% White, 5.03% Black or African American, 4.09% Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.629% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.314% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ohio Valley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.1%), followed by White Female (25.8%) and Black or African American Female (2.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (14.3%) and Two or More Races Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 318 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Valley University is 278 and the part-time enrollment is 40. This means that 87.4% of students enrolled at Ohio Valley University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2019 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 54%. 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
    193
  2. Black or African American
    16
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13

The enrolled student population at Ohio Valley University is 60.7% White, 5.03% Black or African American, 4.09% Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.629% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.314% Asian, 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 36 students (11.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 5 more women than men received degrees from Ohio Valley University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ohio Valley University is white (56 degrees awarded). There were 4.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio Valley University is General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees awarded), followed by Humanistic Studies (7 degrees) and Energy Management & Systems Technology (6 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 (4 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), and Education (20 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 (1,468,023 people), Secondary school teachers (530,860 people), Education administrators (260,502 people), Special education teachers (202,563 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (185,880 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Valley University are Theology (4 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Education (20 degrees), Engineering Technologies (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 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, Other financial specialists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Ohio Valley University are Theology (4 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Education (20 degrees), Engineering Technologies (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 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 (2,754,594 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (292,970 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (153,821 people), Computer Systems Design (142,847 people), and Religious organizations (138,890 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Valley University are Theology (4 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Education (20 degrees), Engineering Technologies (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 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. 17 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 7 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 6 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio Valley University was General Business Administration & Management with 17 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

44
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
49
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Valley University, which is 0.898 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (49).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Valley University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio Valley University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 1 times approximately the same the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 15% of students graduating from Ohio Valley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio Valley University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.22% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    56 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio Valley University is white (56 degrees awarded). There were 4.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

2.15% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    32 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ohio Valley University is white female (32 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 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 $4.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $57.6k (1.26%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Ohio Valley University had a total salary expenditure of $16M. Ohio Valley University employs 7 Assistant professors, 4 Professors, and 1 Instructors. Most academics at Ohio Valley University are Male Assistant professors (4), Male Professors(3), and Female Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Valley University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 11 employees, Management, with 8 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.58M
2019 Endowment
129%
growth from 2018

Ohio Valley University has an endowment valued at about $4.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio Valley University grew 129% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.1M 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. $784k - Federal
  2. $233k - State
  3. $46.4k - Local

As of 2019, Ohio Valley University received $784k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $233k from state grants and contracts, and $46.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.48M
2019 Salaries
12.3%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Ohio Valley University paid a median of $3.48M in salaries, which represents 21.7% of their overall expenditure ($16M) and a 12.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.59% decline from 2017 and a 11.9% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$578k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2019, Ohio Valley University paid a total of $578k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio Valley University were Assistant professor with 7 employees; Professor with 4 employees; and Professor with 1 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Valley University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees; Management with 8 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. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio Valley University was Male Assistant professor with 4 employees, Male Professor with 3 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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

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