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Best Colleges in West Virginia

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Institutional Characteristics

Next 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.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In West Virginia
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WVPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
2 Shepherd UniversityShepherdstown, WVPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 West Virginia Wesleyan CollegeBuckhannon, WVPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Bethany CollegeBethany, WVPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
5 West Liberty UniversityWest Liberty, WVPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
6 Marshall UniversityHuntington, WVPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Wheeling UniversityWheeling, WVPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Fairmont State UniversityFairmont, WVPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
9 Concord UniversityAthens, WVPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
10 University of CharlestonCharleston, WVPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in West Virginia is $15,806 for State residents and $23,843 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 78.20% and graduation rate is 47.60%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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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% 61% 18:126,864
2 Shepherd University $7,784 / $18,224 96% 49% 16:13,648
3 West Virginia Wesleyan College $32,252 64% 54% 13:11,294
4 Bethany College $30,840 95% 46% 10:1581
5 West Liberty University $8,150 / $16,090 71% 45% 13:12,526
6 Marshall University $8,512 / $19,366 87% 49% 18:113,204
7 Wheeling University $29,290 68% 53% 11:11,171
8 Fairmont State University $7,738 / $16,814 85% 41% 16:13,947
9 Concord University $8,385 / $18,037 82% 40% 15:12,040
10 University of Charleston $32,200 50% 38% 15:12,623
Average$15,806 / $23,84378.20%47.60%14.50:15,790
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The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in West Virginiaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.