West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,552

4.96% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,910

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

16.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,482

60.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

44.4%

4 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 (89 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (72 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2017, 657 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (610 degrees), 25.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $3,552, which is $-9,338 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $3,552, which is $-9,338 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,910.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,552

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was $3,552. The cost of tuition at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $-9,338 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$6,910

2017 Value

14.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 West Virginia University at Parkersburg had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,910. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of West Virginia University at Parkersburg grew by 14.9%.

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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 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

30%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.47% with respect to 2016, 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.

16.6%

2016 Default Rate

119

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was 16.6%, which represents 119 out of the 719 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 2,482 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 1,501 students and the part-time enrollment is 981. This means that 60.5% 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 91% White, 2.66% Two or More Races, 1.37% Black or African American, 0.886% Asian, 0.403% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0403% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (56.7%), followed by White Male (36.6%) and Two or More Races Female (2.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,482 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 1,501 and the part-time enrollment is 981. This means that 60.5% of students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% 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 (64%), 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

    2,259

  2. Two or More Races

    66

  3. Black or African American

    34

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 91% White, 2.66% Two or More Races, 1.37% Black or African American, 0.886% Asian, 0.403% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0403% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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/Associates Colleges is 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 29 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The majority of degree recipients at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are white (610 degrees awarded). There were 25.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is General Studies (89 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (72 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (23 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 Precision Production (42 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (38 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 University at Parkersburg are Elementary & middle school teachers (140,135 people), Police officers (120,762 people), Other managers (97,398 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (42,776 people), and Social workers, all other (41,928 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Precision Production (42 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Engineering Technologies (38 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Information security analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Precision Production (42 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Engineering Technologies (38 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 (302,023 people), Elementary & secondary schools (244,381 people), Computer Systems Design (78,556 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (75,994 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (71,964 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Precision Production (42 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Engineering Technologies (38 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was General Studies with 89 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 314

  2. 343

In 2017, 314 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, which is 0.915 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (343).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 67 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in General Studies, which is 0.779 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in General Studies, which is 1.28 times more than the 67 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is Male and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates 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, 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

    610 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is white (610 degrees awarded). There were 25.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (24 degrees).

0.609% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    327 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    283 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Male

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is white female (327 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (283 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has an endowment valued at nearly $10.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $124k (1.19%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, West Virginia University at Parkersburg had a total salary expenditure of $22.1M. West Virginia University at Parkersburg employs 19 Instructors, 19 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are Female Associate professors (11), Female Instructors(10), and Male Instructors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are: Office and Administrative Support, with 35 employees, Management, with 29 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.4M

2017 Endowment

0.268%

growth from 2016

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has an endowment valued at about $10.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia University at Parkersburg grew 0.268% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $434k higher 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. $698k - Federal

  2. $1.24M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, West Virginia University at Parkersburg received $698k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.24M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.8M

2017 Salaries

2.99%

decline from 2016

In 2017, West Virginia University at Parkersburg paid a median of $10.8M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($22.1M) and a 2.99% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.57% decline from 2015 and a 2.1% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.69M

Instructional Salaries

71

Number of Employees

In 2017, West Virginia University at Parkersburg paid a total of $3.69M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $916k (25.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

19 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg were Instructor with 19 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg were Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees; Management with 29 employees; and Service with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg was Female Associate professor with 11 employees, Female Instructor with 10 employees, and Male Instructor with 9 employees.

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

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