Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Tel: (304)788-6820
1,781 students
Public institution
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 1,781 students (81% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and American), which is less than the state average of 8%.
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 (19.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,781 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,781 students
1,287 students
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,436 students
832 students
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 345 students
1,021 students
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Potomac State College of West Virginia University sch enrollment Potomac State College of West Virginia University sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
12%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Black (2006-2012)
% White
95%
66%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Potomac State College of West Virginia University sch ethnicity Potomac State College of West Virginia University sta ethnicity
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. 0.10 0.45
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,178 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,134 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,178 $5,845
Potomac State College of West Virginia University In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,134 $10,047
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $2,770 per year for in-state students and $6,800 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,815 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 0.15, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Valley College-Beckley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.