West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,840
4.58% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,123
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.4%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,818
43.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
30%
3 Graduates

About

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is a higher education institution located in Wood County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Virginia University at Parkersburg were General Studies (77 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (69 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (30 degrees).

In 2019, 689 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (637 degrees), 23.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $3,840, which is $−8,649 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $3,840, which is $−8,649 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,123.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,840
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was $3,840. The cost of tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $−8,649 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$7,123
2019 Value
1.19%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 West Virginia University at Parkersburg had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,123. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of West Virginia University at Parkersburg grew by 1.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$3,700
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was of $3,700 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 27% with respect to 2018, when 89% 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.
16.4%
2017 Default Rate
110
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was 16.4%, which represents 110 out of the 672 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

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has a total enrollment of 2,818 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 1,226 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,592. This means that 43.5% of students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.6% White, 3.9% Two or More Races, 1.53% Black or African American, 0.994% Asian, 0.497% Hispanic or Latino, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.6%), followed by White Male (32.3%) and Two or More Races Female (2.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,818 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 1,226 and the part-time enrollment is 1,592. This means that 43.5% of students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 University at Parkersburg was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), West Virginia University at Parkersburg 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
    2,497
  2. Two or More Races
    110
  3. Black or African American
    43

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 88.6% White, 3.9% Two or More Races, 1.53% Black or African American, 0.994% Asian, 0.497% Hispanic or Latino, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 191 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is white (637 degrees awarded). There were 23.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is General Studies (77 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (69 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (229 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), and Protective Services (54 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 West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Police officers (136,522 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (101,833 people), Other managers (96,053 people), Social workers, all other (46,164 people), and Software developers (42,906 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Liberal Arts & Humanities (229 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Protective Services (54 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Human Sciences (17 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 University at Parkersburg are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Liberal Arts & Humanities (229 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Protective Services (54 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Human Sciences (17 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 West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Justice, public order, & safety activities (335,450 people), Elementary & secondary schools (235,339 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (76,073 people), Computer Systems Design (73,140 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (67,567 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Liberal Arts & Humanities (229 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Protective Services (54 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Human Sciences (17 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 University at Parkersburg.
Most Common
  1. 77 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was General Studies with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

249
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
440
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 249 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, which is 0.566 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (440).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 42 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in General Studies, which is 0.488 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in General Studies, which is 2.05 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from West Virginia University at Parkersburg completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is Female and White (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    637 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is white (637 degrees awarded). There were 23.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (27 degrees).

1.02% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    412 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    225 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is white female (412 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (225 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has an endowment valued at nearly $10.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $442k (4.3%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, West Virginia University at Parkersburg had a total salary expenditure of $22.4M. West Virginia University at Parkersburg employs 21 Instructors, 19 Professors, and 19 Assistant professors. Most academics at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Female Instructors (18), Male Assistant professors(13), and Male Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are: Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Service with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.3M
2019 Endowment
2.96%
growth from 2018

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has an endowment valued at about $10.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia University at Parkersburg grew 2.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $536k lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates 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/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $71.7k - Federal
  2. $1.8M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, West Virginia University at Parkersburg received $71.7k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.1M
2019 Salaries
4.51%
growth from 2018

In 2019, West Virginia University at Parkersburg paid a median of $11.1M in salaries, which represents 49.3% of their overall expenditure ($22.4M) and a 4.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.83% decline from 2017 and a 2.99% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.15M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2019, West Virginia University at Parkersburg paid a total of $4.15M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg were Instructor with 21 employees; Professor with 19 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg were Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees; Management with 27 employees; and Service with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was Female Instructor with 18 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

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

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