West Liberty University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,150
2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,812
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.18%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
68.4%
1,857 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,481
77.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
53%
248 Graduates

About

West Liberty University is a higher education institution located in Ohio County, WV. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Liberty University were General Business Administration & Management (64 degrees awarded), General Studies (43 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (38 degrees).

In 2020, 563 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Liberty University. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (421 degrees), 4.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Liberty University is $8,150, which is $−20,250 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at West Liberty University is $8,150, which is $−20,250 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,812.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students attending West Liberty University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,150
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at West Liberty University was $8,150. The cost of tuition at West Liberty University is $−20,250 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$13,812
2020 Value
1.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 West Liberty University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,812. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of West Liberty University grew by 1.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,355
Room and Board
$1,645
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Liberty University was of $8,355 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,645. The cost of room and board increased by 1.91% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at West Liberty University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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6.18%
2018 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at West Liberty University was 6.18%, which represents 43 out of the 696 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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West Liberty University received 1,857 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.53% annual growth. Out of those 1,857 applicants, 1,271 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,481 students enrolled at West Liberty University in 2020, and 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Liberty University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,271
Accepted Out of 1,857

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Liberty University was 68.4% (1,271 admissions from 1,857 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 70.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.53%, while admissions declined by −1.63%.

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage
114
Scores Submitted

27% of enrolled first-time students at West Liberty University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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West Liberty University has a total enrollment of 2,481 students. The full-time enrollment at West Liberty University is 1,913 students and the part-time enrollment is 568. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at West Liberty University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Liberty University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% White, 3.75% Black or African American, 1.25% Hispanic or Latino, 1.13% Two or More Races, 0.564% Asian, 0.0806% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0403% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Liberty University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.8%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Black or African American Male (2.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.4%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Male (2.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Liberty University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,481 students. The full-time enrollment at West Liberty University is 1,913 and the part-time enrollment is 568. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at West Liberty University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2020 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), West Liberty University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,953
  2. Black or African American
    93
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    31

The enrolled student population at West Liberty University is 78.7% White, 3.75% Black or African American, 1.25% Hispanic or Latino, 1.13% Two or More Races, 0.564% Asian, 0.0806% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0403% 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 Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 301 students (12.1%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 165 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 (421 degrees awarded). There were 4.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Liberty University is General Business Administration & Management (64 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (43 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (38 degrees).

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 Biology (49 degrees awarded), Education (84 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 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 (1,769,754 people), Physicians (449,702 people), Secondary school teachers (428,121 people), Education administrators (276,688 people), and Postsecondary teachers (273,342 people).

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Biology (49 degrees awarded), Education (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 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 West Liberty University are Surgeons, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Biology (49 degrees awarded), Education (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 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 West Liberty University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,872,391 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (633,680 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (582,300 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (373,175 people), and Offices of physicians (233,975 people).

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Biology (49 degrees awarded), Education (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 degrees).

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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
  1. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Liberty University was General Business Administration & Management with 64 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

199
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
364
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 199 degrees were awarded to men at West Liberty University, which is 0.547 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (364).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at West Liberty University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.27 times more than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 75 degrees were awarded to women at West Liberty University in Dental Hygiene, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from West Liberty University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Liberty University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 8.06% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    421 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Liberty University is white (421 degrees awarded). There were 4.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

16.2% of degree recipients (91 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    282 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    139 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Liberty University is white female (282 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (139 degrees).

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West Liberty University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $203k (1.23%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, West Liberty University had a total salary expenditure of $43.4M. West Liberty University employs 43 Assistant professors, 37 Professors, and 36 Associate professors. Most academics at West Liberty University are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Professors(23), and Male Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Liberty University are: Management, with 36 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

Endowment

$16.4M
2020 Endowment
8.43%
growth from 2019

West Liberty University has an endowment valued at about $16.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of West Liberty University grew 8.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.4M 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. $968k - Federal
  2. $3.38M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, West Liberty University received $968k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.38M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.8M
2020 Salaries
5.26%
growth from 2019

In 2020, West Liberty University paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($43.4M) and a 5.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.9% growth from 2018 and a 6.8% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.6M
Instructional Salaries
148
Number of Employees

In 2020, West Liberty University paid a total of $9.6M to 148 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Liberty University were Assistant professor with 43 employees; Professor with 37 employees; and Professor with 36 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Liberty University were Management with 36 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Liberty University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Professor with 23 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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