Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Tel: (304)788-6820
1,540 students
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  • Potomac State College of West Virginia University is a great place to "Start Smart" and begin your higher education career. As a two-year division of West Virginia University, Potomac State College offers the prestige of a major school with the friendliness of a small campus. You get the best of both places: A curriculum designed at a well-respected research university delivered in a smaller classroom setting.
School Highlights
Potomac State College of West Virginia University serves 1,540 students (80% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 13%.
Potomac State College of West Virginia University is the only community colleges within Mineral County, WV.
The nearest community college is Allegany College of Maryland (19.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WV) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 59 staff 29 staff
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,540 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has declined by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,540 students 803 students
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 23:1
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,235 students 435 students
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 305 students 501 students
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
725 20
% Asian
1%
-
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Asian (2006-2011)
% Hispanic
2%
2%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
5%
7%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Black (2006-2014)
% White
90%
87%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Ethnicity Breakdown WV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.19 0.24
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,178 is equal to the state average of $3,178. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,134 is more than the state average of $8,160. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,178 $3,178
Potomac State College of West Virginia University In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,134 $8,160
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 93%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Potomac State College, as a fully integrated two-year division of West Virginia University, provides a high quality, comprehensive education for our students. The college is located in Keyser, WV, in the heart of the state's gorgeous eastern panhandle -- great recreation country for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and white-water rafting. Live on campus in one of our active residence halls, or save money and commute. And, by all means, get involved. We offer plenty of student clubs and organizations as well as a winning athletic tradition in eight intercollegiate varsity sports. Potomac State College's 50 associate degrees transfer to WVU's main campus or most other four-year colleges. Potomac State College has nine two-year career and technical programs that prepare students for competitive jobs in areas such as hospitality and tourism, criminal justice and forest technology. The college offers a bachelor's degree through West Virginia University's Regents program for adults.

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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,178 per year for in-state students and $8,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,825 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

West Virginia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.