West Liberty University

Add Comparison
2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,716
4.33% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,788
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.37%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.1%
1,706 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,315
76.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.5%
255 Graduates

About

West Liberty University is a higher education institution located in Ohio County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at West Liberty University were General Business Administration & Management (85 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (34 degrees), and Registered Nursing (34 degrees).

In 2022, 604 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Liberty University. 68.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (494 degrees), 23.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Liberty University is $8,716, which is $−19,614 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Liberty University is $8,716, which is $−19,614 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,788.

In 2022, 64% of undergraduate students attending West Liberty University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,716
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Liberty University was $8,716. The cost of tuition at West Liberty University is $−19,614 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

This chart compares the tuition costs of West Liberty University (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$13,788
2022 Value
7.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Liberty University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,788. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Liberty University grew by 7.56%.

This chart compares the average net price of West Liberty University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$8,700
Room and Board
$1,645
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Liberty University was of $8,700 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,645. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at West Liberty University (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at West Liberty University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 7.25% with respect to 2021, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at West Liberty University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
2.37%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Liberty University was 2.37%, which represents 16 out of the 676 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.

View Data
Save Image

Admissions

West Liberty University received 1,706 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.23% annual growth. Out of those 1,706 applicants, 1,264 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,315 students enrolled at West Liberty University in 2022. 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Liberty University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,264
Accepted Out of 1,706

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Liberty University was 74.1% (1,264 admissions from 1,706 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 73.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.23%, while admissions grew by 6.58%..

This chart compares the acceptance rate of West Liberty University (in red) with that of other similar universities, and the chart below shows the acceptance rate by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage (2022)
246
Scores Submitted (2022)

57% of enrolled first-time students at West Liberty University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The following chart shows the average SAT scores for the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile of applicants for each section of the test that they are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

West Liberty University had a total enrollment of 2,315 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Liberty University is 1,775 students and the part-time enrollment is 540. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at West Liberty University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Liberty University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.3% White, 7.43% Two or More Races, 4.06% Black or African American, 0.864% Asian, 0.0864% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0864% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at West Liberty University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.8%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Two or More Races Female (3.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (27%) and Two or More Races Female (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Liberty University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,315 students. The full-time enrollment at West Liberty University is 1,775 and the part-time enrollment is 540. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at West Liberty University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at West Liberty University (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 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 West Liberty University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), West Liberty University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at West Liberty University (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,835 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    172 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    94 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Liberty University is 79.3% White, 7.43% Two or More Races, 4.06% Black or African American, 0.864% Asian, 0.0864% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0864% Hispanic or Latino. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 119 students (5.14%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2022, 222 more women than men received degrees from West Liberty University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Liberty University is white (494 degrees awarded). There were 23.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Liberty University is General Business Administration & Management (85 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (34 degrees) and Registered Nursing (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Liberty University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Biology (41 degrees), and Education (71 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,796,348 people), Registered nurses (1,594,858 people), Accountants & auditors (1,081,353 people), Other managers (899,515 people), and Secondary school teachers (574,486 people).

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Biology (41 degrees), Education (71 degrees), Business (174 degrees), and Health (150 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

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 West Liberty University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Biology (41 degrees), Education (71 degrees), Business (174 degrees), and Health (150 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

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 West Liberty University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,446,854 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,342,039 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (899,109 people), Computer Systems Design (608,381 people), and Banking & related activities (525,283 people).

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Biology (41 degrees), Education (71 degrees), Business (174 degrees), and Health (150 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by West Liberty University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 85 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Liberty University was General Business Administration & Management with 85 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at West Liberty University according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

191
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
413
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 191 degrees were awarded to men at West Liberty University, which is 0.462 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (413).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at West Liberty University by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at West Liberty University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 74 degrees were awarded to men at West Liberty University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.871 times less than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 36% of students graduating from West Liberty University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Liberty University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 15.3% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    494 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Liberty University is white (494 degrees awarded). There were 23.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

9.27% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    356 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Liberty University is white female (356 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (138 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

West Liberty University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 14k (0.0775%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, West Liberty University had a total salary expenditure of 43.9M. West Liberty University employs 40 Professors, 40 Assistant professors and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at West Liberty University are Female Assistant professor (25), Male Professor (23), and Female Instructor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Liberty University are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 34 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

Endowment

$18.1M
2022 Endowment
10.9%
decline from 2021

West Liberty University has an endowment valued at about $18.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of West Liberty University declined 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at West Liberty University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.07M - Federal
  2. $3.49M - State
  3. $534k - Local

As of 2022, West Liberty University received $1.07M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.49M from state grants and contracts, and $534k from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Salary Expenditure

$19.7M
2022 Salaries
3.98%
growth from 2021

In 2022, West Liberty University paid a median of $19.7M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($43.9M) and a 3.98% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$9.44M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Liberty University paid a total of $9.44M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Liberty University were Professor with 40 employees, Assistant professor with 40 employees, and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Liberty University were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 34 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Liberty University was Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Professor with 23 employees, and Female Instructor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at West Liberty University.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart