West Virginia University Institute of Technology

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,560
1.29% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,502
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.35%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.1%
1,245 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,794
64% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33.7%
64 Graduates

About

West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in Raleigh County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Virginia University Institute of Technology were General Studies (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (21 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (17 degrees).

In 2019, 162 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. 38.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 61.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (116 degrees), 9.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is $7,560, which is $−19,720 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is $7,560, which is $−19,720 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,502.

In 2019, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,560
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology was $7,560. The cost of tuition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is $−19,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$10,502
2019 Value
7.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 West Virginia University Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,502. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of West Virginia University Institute of Technology grew by 7.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,865
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia University Institute of Technology was of $9,865 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 0.438% 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

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at West Virginia University Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.33% with respect to 2018, when 60% 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.
8.35%
2017 Default Rate
554
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia University Institute of Technology was 8.35%, which represents 554 out of the 6638 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 University Institute of Technology received 1,245 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 17.9% annual decline. Out of those 1,245 applicants, 636 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,794 students enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2019, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Virginia University Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 50.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
636
Accepted Out of 1,245

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia University Institute of Technology was 51.1% (636 admissions from 1,245 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 60.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −17.9%, while admissions declined by −30.9%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
249
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Virginia University Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 1,794 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is 1,148 students and the part-time enrollment is 646. This means that 64% of students enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.2% White, 5.57% Two or More Races, 4.74% Black or African American, 2.45% Hispanic or Latino, 0.669% Asian, 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0557% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.6%), followed by White Female (32.6%) and Two or More Races Male (3.57%). 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

64%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,794 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is 1,148 and the part-time enrollment is 646. This means that 64% of students enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2019 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 Institute of Technology was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), West Virginia University Institute of Technology had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,403
  2. Two or More Races
    100
  3. Black or African American
    85

The enrolled student population at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is 78.2% White, 5.57% Two or More Races, 4.74% Black or African American, 2.45% Hispanic or Latino, 0.669% Asian, 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0557% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 70 students (3.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 38 fewer women than men received degrees from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is white (116 degrees awarded). There were 9.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is General Studies (30 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (21 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (51 degrees awarded), Biology (17 degrees), and Protective Services (12 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 Institute of Technology are Software developers (485,151 people), Other managers (439,139 people), Physicians (424,817 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (340,822 people), and Civil engineers (273,554 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are Engineering (51 degrees awarded), Biology (17 degrees), Protective Services (12 degrees), Math & Statistics (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (30 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 Institute of Technology are Dentists, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are Engineering (51 degrees awarded), Biology (17 degrees), Protective Services (12 degrees), Math & Statistics (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (30 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 University Institute of Technology are Computer Systems Design (537,692 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (531,454 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (507,237 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (443,123 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (430,904 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia University Institute of Technology are Engineering (51 degrees awarded), Biology (17 degrees), Protective Services (12 degrees), Math & Statistics (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (30 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 Institute of Technology.
Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia University Institute of Technology was General Studies with 30 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

100
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
62
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 100 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, which is 1.61 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (62).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 21 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in General Studies, which is 2.33 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 13 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from West Virginia University Institute of Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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, 1.56% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    116 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is white (116 degrees awarded). There were 9.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

1.23% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    71 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Virginia University Institute of Technology is white male (71 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (45 degrees).

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