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Best Colleges in West Virginia

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in West Virginia. By school type, there are 6 public and 4 private schools in best schools in West Virginia. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In West Virginia
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WVPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
2 Shepherd UniversityShepherdstown, WVPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 West Virginia Wesleyan CollegeBuckhannon, WVPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Bethany CollegeBethany, WVPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
5 West Liberty UniversityWest Liberty, WVPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
6 Marshall UniversityHuntington, WVPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Wheeling UniversityWheeling, WVPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Fairmont State UniversityFairmont, WVPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
9 Concord UniversityAthens, WVPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
10 University of CharlestonCharleston, WVPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in West Virginia is $15,876 for State residents and $23,989 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 82.00% and graduation rate is 47.00%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In West Virginia
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 West Virginia University $8,976 / $25,320 84% 62% 18:126,269
2 Shepherd University $7,784 / $18,224 98% 46% 16:13,159
3 West Virginia Wesleyan College $32,612 66% 55% 13:11,066
4 Bethany College $31,600 92% 43% 10:1576
5 West Liberty University $8,345 / $16,294 68% 53% 13:12,481
6 Marshall University $8,552 / $19,606 89% 50% 18:111,958
7 Wheeling University $29,290 77% 42% 11:1857
8 Fairmont State University $7,892 / $17,150 94% 35% 16:13,848
9 Concord University $8,690 / $18,440 91% 38% 15:11,807
10 University of Charleston $31,350 61% 46% 15:12,967
Average$15,876 / $23,98982.00%47.00%14.50:15,499
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