West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Tel: (304)424-8000
3,462 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 3,462 students (61% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 14%.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is one of 2 community colleges within Wood County, WV.
The nearest community college is Mountain State College (4.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 148 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
College 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
Total Faculty 148 staff
61 staff
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,462 has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 116% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,462 students 1,315 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
22:1
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,128 students
815 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,334 students
1,061 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
20%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
15%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Black (2006-2013)
% White
93%
49%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Unknown (2006-2013)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.13 0.70
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,712 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,648 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,712 $5,590
West Virginia University at Parkersburg In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,648 $10,086
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 35%
89%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Mountain State College
    Private for-profit
    153 students | 4.60 Mi1508 Spring St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304)485-5487
    4.60153
  • 1,758 students | 15.40 Mi710 Colegate Dr
    Marietta, OH 45750
    (740)374-8716
    15.401,758
  • 3,821 students | 41.30 Mi3301 Hocking Parkway
    Nelsonville, OH 45764
    (740)753-3591
    41.303,821
  • Gallipolis Career College
    Private for-profit
    108 students | 47.90 Mi1176 Jackson Pke Suite 312
    Gallipolis, OH 45631
    (740)446-4367
    47.90108
  • 233 students | 56.90 Mi5514 Big Tyler Rd
    Cross Lanes, WV 25313
    (304)776-6290
    56.90233
Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,559 per year for in-state students and $7,898 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,386 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 0.25, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.