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West Virginia Business Colleges

37 Colleges
6,887 Yearly Graduations
$44,648 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,957 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

West Virginia ranked #36 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 6,887 students received some type of diploma that year. West Virginia colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $11,162 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $15,354 per year.

An estimated 61% of college students in West Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,239 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
3,024 Yearly Degrees
$7,324 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at American Public University System is 45,249, of which 37,335 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,425 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,399 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,800 during the early-career years.

#2

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
1,162 Yearly Degrees
$8,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,839 students at WVU in total, 21,086 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,369 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,041 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from WVU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
429 Yearly Degrees
$23,389 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,718 students at UC in total, 1,907 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,172 are full-time. It takes the average UC undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,099 a year. UC has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UC is $32,500.

#4

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
422 Yearly Degrees
$8,412 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Marshall University is 12,852, of which 9,415 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,123 are full-time. It takes the average Marshall University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Marshall University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,892 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Salem International University

Salem, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$16,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Salem International University is 960, of which 773 students are undergraduates and of those, 628 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

76% of Salem International University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,138 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Salem International University is $26,100.

#6

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
168 Yearly Degrees
$3,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 2,818, which includes 1,226 full-time undergraduates. It takes the average West Virginia University at Parkersburg undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

42% of West Virginia University at Parkersburg students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,354 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

#7

Martinsburg College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
146 Yearly Degrees

There are 465 full-time undergraduates at Martinsburg College, and 1,435 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Martinsburg College. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 2% of accepted students are men, and 98% are women.

#8

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$4,128 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,532 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in total, 1,041 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,365 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

#9

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
123 Yearly Degrees
$7,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Shepherd University is 3,554, of which 3,200 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,354 are full-time. For undergraduates at Shepherd University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

55% of Shepherd University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,360 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
122 Yearly Degrees
$7,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,803 students at Fairmont State in total, 3,563 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,955 are full-time. It takes the average Fairmont State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,626 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fairmont State is $25,700.

#11

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$7,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,496 students at West Liberty University in total, 2,183 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,837 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at West Liberty University is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

70% of West Liberty University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,625 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

#12

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$31,944 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 1,226, of which 1,131 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,118 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at West Virginia Wesleyan is 4.3 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

93% of West Virginia Wesleyan students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,201 a year. West Virginia Wesleyan has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Virginia Wesleyan is $31,000.

#13

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$8,237 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,120 students at WVSU in total, 4,009 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,585 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

63% of WVSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,243 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVSU is $25,800.

#14

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees
$29,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Alderson Broaddus University is 913, of which 836 students are undergraduates and of those, 790 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

84% of Alderson Broaddus University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,021 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Alderson Broaddus University is $34,500.

#15

Concord University

Athens, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$8,385 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Concord University is 1,886, of which 1,570 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,436 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Concord University is 4.5 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,909 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$29,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 532 undergraduates at Wheeling Jesuit, of which 423 are full-time, and there are 798 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,686 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Wheeling Jesuit with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$29,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 776 students at D&E in total, 751 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at D&E is 4.4 years.

About 42% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at D&E take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,716 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from D&E with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
41 Yearly Degrees
$13,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 567 students at WVJC Morgantown in total, 567 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,639 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$4,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,449 students at Southern in total, 1,007 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,648 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern is $20,100.

#20

Mountwest Community and Technical College

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$4,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,768 students at MCTC in total, 1,035 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

40% of MCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,673 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,300 during the early-career years.

#21

Glenville State College

Glenville, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$7,308 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Glenville State College is 1,575, which includes 1,009 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Glenville State College, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,620 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Huntington Junior College

Huntington, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 277 students at Huntington Junior College in total, 241 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 63% of students at Huntington Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,395 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Valley College-Martinsburg

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees

There are 547 students at Valley College of Technology in total, 547 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,366 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Valley College of Technology is $21,900.

Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$3,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is 530, which includes 138 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,530 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#25

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

South Charleston, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$4,867 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,776 students at BridgeValley Community & Technical College in total, 1,095 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at BridgeValley Community & Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,954 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BridgeValley Community & Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other West Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Bethany College West Virginia 25
27 Strayer University - West Virginia 24
28 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 23
28 New River Community and Technical College 23
30 Bluefield State College 22
30 Ohio Valley University 22
32 Pierpont Community and Technical College 21
33 West Virginia Northern Community College 13
34 West Virginia University Institute of Technology 12
35 West Virginia Junior College - Charleston 7
36 Cabell County Career Technology Center 0
36 Garnet Career Center 0

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