Potomac State College of West Virginia University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,536
1.07% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,059
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.35%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,300
75.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.2%
153 Graduates

About

Potomac State College of West Virginia University is a higher education institution located in Mineral County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Potomac State College of West Virginia University were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (37 degrees awarded), General Studies (0 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (0 degrees).

In 2019, 235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Potomac State College of West Virginia University. 56.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (200 degrees), 11.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $4,536, which is $−7,953 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $4,536, which is $−7,953 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,059.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,536
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was $4,536. The cost of tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $−7,953 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$8,059
2019 Value
0.965%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Potomac State College of West Virginia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,059. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Potomac State College of West Virginia University grew by 0.965%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,432
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was of $8,432 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 2.11% 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

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Potomac State College of West Virginia University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2018, when 68% 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.
8.35%
2017 Default Rate
554
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was 8.35%, which represents 554 out of the 6638 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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Enrollment

Potomac State College of West Virginia University has a total enrollment of 1,300 students. The full-time enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 980 students and the part-time enrollment is 320. This means that 75.4% of students enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.7% White, 6.62% Black or African American, 5% Two or More Races, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.692% Asian, 0.0769% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0769% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (36.5%) and Black or African American Male (5.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,300 students. The full-time enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 980 and the part-time enrollment is 320. This means that 75.4% of students enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%
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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University was 45%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Potomac State College of West Virginia University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,062
  2. Black or African American
    86
  3. Two or More Races
    65

The enrolled student population at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 81.7% White, 6.62% Black or African American, 5% Two or More Races, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.692% Asian, 0.0769% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0769% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 25 students (1.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 31 more women than men received degrees from Potomac State College of West Virginia University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is white (200 degrees awarded). There were 11.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (37 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (0 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (121 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,491,807 people), Secondary school teachers (488,131 people), Education administrators (258,650 people), Special education teachers (209,167 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (194,734 people).

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (121 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Education (24 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (121 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Education (24 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,760,992 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (379,722 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (272,822 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (142,441 people), and Construction (116,159 people).

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (121 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Education (24 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University.
Most Common
  1. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 37 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
133
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, which is 0.767 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (133).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.424 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to women at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.36 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (26.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is Female and White (26.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    200 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is white (200 degrees awarded). There were 11.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    113 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is white female (113 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (87 degrees).

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