West Virginia State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,546

7.86% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,370

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

97.6%

3,182 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,879

47.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26.3%

77 Graduates

About

West Virginia State University is a higher education institution located in Kanawha County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Virginia State University were General Studies (55 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (34 degrees).

In 2017, 372 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia State University. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (236 degrees), 4.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia State University is $7,546, which is $-17,648 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia State University is $7,546, which is $-17,648 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,370.

In 2017, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,546

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at West Virginia State University was $7,546. The cost of tuition at West Virginia State University is $-17,648 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$7,370

2017 Value

23.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 West Virginia State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,370. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of West Virginia State University grew by 23.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,786

Room and Board

$1,471

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia State University was of $9,786 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,471. The cost of room and board increased by 3.11% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.92% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at West Virginia State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 12.5% with respect to 2016, when 48% 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.

15%

2016 Default Rate

109

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia State University was 15%, which represents 109 out of the 727 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

West Virginia State University received 3,182 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.09% annual decline. Out of those 3,182 applicants, 3,105 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,879 students enrolled at West Virginia State University in 2017, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Virginia State University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,105

Accepted Out of 3,182

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia State University was 97.6% (3,105 admissions from 3,182 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 96.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.09%, while admissions declined by -6.84%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

27

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Virginia State University has a total enrollment of 3,879 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia State University is 1,830 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,049. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at West Virginia State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.3% White, 8.87% Black or African American, 3.87% Two or More Races, 1.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.541% Asian, 0.387% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Male (8.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (15.9%), followed by White Male (6.82%) and Black or African American Male (6.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,879 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia State University is 1,830 and the part-time enrollment is 2,049. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at West Virginia State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 West Virginia State University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), West Virginia State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,648

  2. Black or African American

    344

  3. Two or More Races

    150

The enrolled student population at West Virginia State University is 68.3% White, 8.87% Black or African American, 3.87% Two or More Races, 1.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.541% Asian, 0.387% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.18% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 595 students (15.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 62 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia State University. The majority of degree recipients at West Virginia State University are white (236 degrees awarded). There were 4.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia State University is General Studies (55 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (9 degrees awarded), Protective Services (38 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (23 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 West Virginia State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (229,441 people), Other managers (214,973 people), Social workers, all other (198,713 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (168,939 people), and Police officers (137,906 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are History (9 degrees awarded), Protective Services (38 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), and Communications (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 West Virginia State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are History (9 degrees awarded), Protective Services (38 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), and Communications (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 West Virginia State University are Elementary & secondary schools (462,310 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (385,252 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (257,730 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (195,205 people), and Legal services (148,999 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are History (9 degrees awarded), Protective Services (38 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), and Communications (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 West Virginia State University.

Most Common

  1. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia State University was General Studies with 55 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 155

  2. 217

In 2017, 155 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia State University, which is 0.714 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (217).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 28 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.22 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia State University in General Studies, which is 1.5 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

28%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from West Virginia State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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, 46.8% of graduates (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    236 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia State University is white (236 degrees awarded). There were 4.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (50 degrees).

10.8% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    146 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Virginia State University is white female (146 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (90 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.97M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $26.9k (0.387%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, West Virginia State University had a total salary expenditure of $53.2M. West Virginia State University employs 39 Associate professors, 32 Professors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at West Virginia State University are Male Associate professors (25), Male Professors(21), and Female Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia State University are: Management, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.97M

2017 Endowment

1.38%

decline from 2016

West Virginia State University has an endowment valued at about $6.97M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia State University declined 1.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.2M 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $8.62M - Federal

  2. $2.96M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, West Virginia State University received $8.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.96M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.5M

2017 Salaries

3.46%

decline from 2016

In 2017, West Virginia State University paid a median of $20.5M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($53.2M) and a 3.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.611% growth from 2015 and a 4.27% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.94M

Instructional Salaries

107

Number of Employees

In 2017, West Virginia State University paid a total of $5.94M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

39 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

49 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia State University were Associate professor with 39 employees; Professor with 32 employees; and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia State University were Management with 49 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia State University was Male Associate professor with 25 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at West Virginia State University.

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