West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Tel: (304)424-8000
3,834 students
Public institution
West Virginia University (WVU) Parkersburg is a public institution of higher education, affiliated with West Virginia University, separately accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and operated by the state of West Virginia. WVU Parkersburg is a higher education center offering community college programs and bachelor's degrees. It is a member institution of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia. WVU Parkersburg is the only public community college in West Virginia accredited to offer baccalaureate degrees. It is the fifth largest institution of higher education in West Virginia. West Virginia University at Parkersburg provides accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment. Opportunities include career pathways from certificate to baccalaureate, global studies, workplace experience, civic engagement, leadership studies.
School Highlights:
West Virginia University at Parkersburg serves 3,834 students (61% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 8%.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is one of 2 community colleges within Wood County, WV.
The nearest community college is Mountain State College (4.6 miles away).

School Overview

West Virginia University at Parkersburg 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 3,834 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,834 students
1,303 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,356 students
836 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,478 students
1,046 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg sch enrollment West Virginia University at Parkersburg sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Hispanic (2006-2011)
% Black
1%
12%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Black (2006-2012)
% White
97%
67%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg More (2009-2012)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg sch ethnicity West Virginia University at Parkersburg 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. 0.06 0.45
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,496 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,856 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,496 $5,940
West Virginia University at Parkersburg In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,856 $10,072
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Parkersburg Mountain State College
    Private for-profit
    1508 Spring St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304)485-5487
    4.6  Mi  |  165  students
  • Marietta Washington State Community College
    Public
    710 Colegate Dr
    Marietta, OH 45750
    (740)374-8716
    15.4  Mi  |  1864  students
  • Nelsonville Hocking College
    Public
    3301 Hocking Parkway
    Nelsonville, OH 45764
    7407533591
    41.3  Mi  |  6891  students
  • Gallipolis Gallipolis Career College
    Private for-profit
    1176 Jackson Pke, Suite 312
    Gallipolis, OH 45631
    (740)446-4367
    47.9  Mi  |  134  students
  • Cross Lanes Everest Institute-Cross Lanes
    Private for-profit
    5514 Big Tyler Rd
    Cross Lanes, WV 25313
    (304)776-6290
    56.9  Mi  |  263  students
Recent Articles
5 Alternative Methods for Earning Community College Credits
5 Alternative Methods for Earning Community College Credits
Not all community college students spend their winter and summer break on vacation. Some utilize that time to take a few extra classes and earn credits that can help them graduate early. Other students test out of courses and receive credit for work experiences in order to get ahead. In this article, learn about the various methods you can use to pursue extra college credits.
Free Community College Coming Soon? President Obama Hopes So
Earlier this year, President Obama outlined a proposal that would make community college free for millions of community college students. What does it mean for you?
Mental Health Support for Community College Students
With serious mental health issues on the rise on college campuses nationwide, community colleges are scrambling to provide expanded mental health services to students.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,452 per year for in-state students and $9,213 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,690 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 West Virginia is Valley College-Beckley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.