West Virginia State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,996

5.01% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,613

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

17.1%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

96.3%

3,462 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,514

52.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

28.5%

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 (74 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (46 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees).

In 2016, 439 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia State University. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (307 degrees), 4.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia State University is $6,996, which is $-17,419 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia State University is $6,996, which is $-17,419 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,613.

In 2016, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,996

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at West Virginia State University was $6,996. The cost of tuition at West Virginia State University is $-17,419 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$9,613

2016 Value

25%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 West Virginia State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,613. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of West Virginia State University grew by 25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,491

Room and Board

$1,402

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia State University was of $9,491 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,402. The cost of room and board increased by 5.91% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.02% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at West Virginia State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 29.4% with respect to 2015, 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.

17.1%

2015 Default Rate

137

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia State University was 17.1%, which represents 137 out of the 801 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 3,462 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 141% annual growth. Out of those 3,462 applicants, 3,333 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,514 students enrolled at West Virginia State University in 2016, and 17% 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

96.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,333

Accepted Out of 3,462

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia State University was 96.3% (3,333 admissions from 3,462 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 94.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 141%, while admissions grew by 146%.

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SAT Scores

17%

Submission Percentage

72

Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Virginia State University has a total enrollment of 3,514 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia State University is 1,830 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,684. This means that 52.1% 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 53.1% White, 9.85% Black or African American, 6.8% Two or More Races, 4.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.541% Asian, and 0.142% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.5%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Black or African American Male (8.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (18.2%), followed by White Male (9.09%) and Asian Male (3.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,514 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia State University is 1,830 and the part-time enrollment is 1,684. This means that 52.1% of students enrolled at West Virginia State University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%

2016 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,866

  2. Black or African American

    346

  3. Two or More Races

    239

The enrolled student population at West Virginia State University is 53.1% White, 9.85% Black or African American, 6.8% Two or More Races, 4.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.541% Asian, and 0.142% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 802 students (22.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 101 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia State University. The majority of degree recipients at West Virginia State University are white (307 degrees awarded). There were 4.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (68 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia State University is General Studies (74 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (46 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (42 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 (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (55 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (29 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 (1,981,125 people), Secondary school teachers (334,086 people), Education administrators (301,601 people), Miscellaneous managers (296,829 people), and Social workers (256,184 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are History (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (55 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Communications (27 degrees), and Education (66 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are History (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (55 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Communications (27 degrees), and Education (66 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 (2,986,436 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (416,359 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (393,019 people), Hospitals (246,274 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (194,332 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia State University are History (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (55 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Communications (27 degrees), and Education (66 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. 74 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia State University was General Studies with 74 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 169

  2. 270

In 2016, 169 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia State University, which is 0.626 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (270).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia State University in General Studies, which is 0.682 times less than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 44 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia State University in General Studies, which is 1.47 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 5% 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (37.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia State University is Female and White (37.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 7.79% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    307 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    68 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia State University is white (307 degrees awarded). There were 4.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (68 degrees).

15.5% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    204 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    103 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 (204 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (103 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.07M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.9k (0.274%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, West Virginia State University had a total expenditure of $48.1M. Of that $48.1M, they spent $21.2M on salaries and $48.1M on benefits.

West Virginia State University employs 36 Associate professors, 30 Professors, and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at West Virginia State University are Male Associate professors (22), Male Professors(19), and Male Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia State University are: Management, with 50 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.07M

2015 Endowment

15.3%

growth from 2014

West Virginia State University has an endowment valued at about $5.07M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia State University grew 15.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.6M 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. $9.99M - Federal

  2. $1.32M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, West Virginia State University received $9.99M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.32M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$21.2M

Salary Expenditure

$48.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, West Virginia State University had a total expenditure of $48.1M. Of that $48.1M, they spent $21.2M on salaries and $48.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at West Virginia State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.2M

2015 Salaries

4.27%

decline from 2014

In 2015, West Virginia State University paid a median of $21.2M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($48.1M) and a 4.27% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.31% decline from 2013 and a 5.41% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.29M

Instructional Salaries

113

Number of Employees

In 2015, West Virginia State University paid a total of $6.29M to 113 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

36 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

50 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia State University were Associate professor with 36 employees; Professor with 30 employees; and Professor with 30 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia State University were Management with 50 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia State University was Male Associate professor with 22 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 18 employees.

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

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