Potomac State College of West Virginia University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,248

4.73% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,827

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.02%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,410

79.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

17.3%

124 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 (18 degrees awarded), General Chemistry (0 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (0 degrees).

In 2017, 288 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Potomac State College of West Virginia University. 50.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (235 degrees), 6.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $4,248, which is $-8,642 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $4,248, which is $-8,642 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,827.

In 2017, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,248

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was $4,248. The cost of tuition at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is $-8,642 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$7,827

2017 Value

3.75%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Potomac State College of West Virginia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,827. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Potomac State College of West Virginia University grew by 3.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,120

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 $8,120 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.2% 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

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 2017. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2016, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

8.02%

2016 Default Rate

563

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was 8.02%, which represents 563 out of the 7023 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 1,410 students. The full-time enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 1,119 students and the part-time enrollment is 291. This means that 79.4% 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 79.1% White, 12% Black or African American, 3.55% Two or More Races, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, 0.78% Asian, 0.355% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0709% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Black or African American Male (8.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,410 students. The full-time enrollment at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 1,119 and the part-time enrollment is 291. This means that 79.4% of students enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%

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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), 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

    1,115

  2. Black or African American

    169

  3. Two or More Races

    50

The enrolled student population at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 79.1% White, 12% Black or African American, 3.55% Two or More Races, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, 0.78% Asian, 0.355% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0709% 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/Associates Colleges is 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 16 students (1.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 4 more women than men received degrees from Potomac State College of West Virginia University. The majority of degree recipients at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are white (235 degrees awarded). There were 6.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (18 degrees awarded), followed by General Chemistry (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 (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (169 degrees), and Protective Services (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

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 Police officers (125,967 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (112,737 people), Other managers (98,141 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (48,427 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (42,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Agriculture (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (169 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Science Technologies (1 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 Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Information security analysts, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Agriculture (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (169 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Science Technologies (1 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 Justice, public order, & safety activities (307,881 people), Elementary & secondary schools (198,729 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (99,210 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (67,239 people), and Construction (60,243 people).

The most specialized majors at Potomac State College of West Virginia University are Agriculture (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (169 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Science Technologies (1 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Potomac State College of West Virginia University was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 142

  2. 146

In 2017, 142 degrees were awarded to men at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, which is 0.973 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (146).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.987 times less than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to women at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.01 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates 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, 0.806% 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

    235 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is white (235 degrees awarded). There were 6.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

0.347% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    122 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    113 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Potomac State College of West Virginia University is white female (122 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (113 degrees).

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