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West Virginia Business Colleges

37 Colleges
6,887 Yearly Graduations
$45,383 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,906 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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $11,346 per year to get their degree at a college in West Virginia, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,473 per year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,977 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
$7,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 40,362 undergraduates at American Military University, of which 2,522 are full-time, and there are 50,047 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at American Military University is 4.3 years.

Roughly 59% of students at American Military University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,701 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from American Military University is $43,800.

#2

West Virginia University

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

The total student population at West Virginia University is 26,269, of which 20,495 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,726 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

58% of WVU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,175 a year. WVU has a 8.3% 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 WVU is $34,500.

#3

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
429 Yearly Degrees
$24,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Charleston is 2,967, of which 2,115 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,189 are full-time. It takes the average UC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,227 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#4

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
422 Yearly Degrees
$8,512 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,958 students at Marshall University in total, 8,772 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,002 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Marshall University is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 53% of students at Marshall University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,855 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#5

Salem University

Salem, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$16,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 809 undergraduates at Salem, of which 709 are full-time, and there are 1,008 students altogether. It takes the average Salem undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,939 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

#6

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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

There are 1,213 full-time undergraduates at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, and 2,624 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 53% of students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $1,514 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Virginia University at Parkersburg is $23,000.

#7

Martinsburg College

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

There are 1,009 full-time undergraduates at Martinsburg College, and 1,691 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 58 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 9% of accepted students are men, and 91% are women.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $902 a year.

#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 3,912 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in total, 920 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

33% of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,165 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $26,200.

#9

Shepherd University

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

There are 2,716 undergraduates at Shepherd University, of which 2,255 are full-time, and there are 3,159 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Shepherd University is 4.4 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

56% of Shepherd University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,864 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate 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

The total student population at Fairmont State University is 3,848, of which 3,573 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,861 are full-time. For undergraduates at Fairmont State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 62% are men and 38% are women.

55% of Fairmont State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,925 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fairmont State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$8,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Liberty University is 2,481, of which 2,125 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,767 are full-time. It takes the average West Liberty University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,587 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$32,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,066 students at West Virginia Wesleyan in total, 979 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 971 are full-time. For undergraduates at West Virginia Wesleyan, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Roughly 77% of students at West Virginia Wesleyan take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,581 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,000 during the early-career years.

#13

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$8,437 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,638 students at WVSU in total, 3,502 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,498 are full-time. For undergraduates at WVSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

58% of WVSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,884 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 $25,800 during the early-career years.

#14

Alderson Broaddus University

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

There are 863 students at Alderson Broaddus University in total, 766 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 713 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Alderson Broaddus University is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Around 62% of accepted students are men, and 38% are women.

Roughly 91% of students at Alderson Broaddus University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,531 a year. Alderson Broaddus University has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

#15

Concord University

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

There are 1,463 undergraduates at Concord University, of which 1,388 are full-time, and there are 1,807 students altogether. For undergraduates at Concord University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at Concord University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,601 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Concord University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Wheeling University

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

There are 857 students at Wheeling University in total, 582 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 476 are full-time. For undergraduates at Wheeling University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Roughly 97% of students at Wheeling University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,170 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#17

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$29,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 691 full-time undergraduates at D&E, and 738 students altogether. It takes the average D&E undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at D&E take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,115 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,400 during the early-career years.

#18

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
41 Yearly Degrees
$13,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown is 622, which includes 622 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,490 a year.

Students who graduate from WVJC Morgantown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 1,040 full-time undergraduates at Southern, and 1,474 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,479 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.6% 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
$4,464 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mountwest Community and Technical College is 1,292, which includes 839 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at MCTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,716 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Glenville State College

Glenville, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$7,886 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,583 students at Glenville State College in total, 1,094 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Glenville State College is 4.6 years.

68% of Glenville State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,559 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.7% 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
$9,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 187 full-time undergraduates at Huntington Junior College, and 212 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

56% of Huntington Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,433 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.8% 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 628 full-time undergraduates at Valley College of Technology, and 628 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

89% of Valley College of Technology students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,424 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$3,888 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 128 full-time undergraduates at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, and 374 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

3% of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,980 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.2% 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
$5,142 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at BridgeValley Community & Technical College is 1,662, which includes 1,040 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at BridgeValley Community & Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,025 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% 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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