West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Tel: (304)424-8000
2,985 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 2,985 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
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 142 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
College West Virginia University at Parkersburg (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 142 staff 29 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,985 has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,985 students 648 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 21:1 23:1
# Full-Time Students 1,674 students 373 students
# Part-Time Students 1,311 students 501 students
% Black
1%
7%
% White
97%
87%
% Two or more races
2%
1%
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 0.24

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,496 is less than the state average of $3,934. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,856 is less than the state average of $8,950. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,496 $3,934
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,856 $8,950
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87% 93%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Mountain State College
    Private for-profit
    158 students | 4.60 Mi1508 Spring St
    Parkersburg WV 26101
    (304)485-5487
    4.60158
  • 1,758 students | 15.40 Mi710 Colegate Dr
    Marietta OH 45750
    (740)374-8716
    15.401,758
  • 3,474 students | 41.30 Mi3301 Hocking Parkway
    Nelsonville OH 45764
    (740)753-3591
    41.303,474
  • Gallipolis Career College
    Private for-profit
    96 students | 47.90 Mi1176 Jackson Pke, Suite 312
    Gallipolis OH 45631
    (740)446-4367
    47.9096
  • 63 students | 56.90 Mi5514 Big Tyler Rd
    Cross Lanes WV 25313
    (304)776-6290
    56.9063
Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,232 per year for in-state students and $7,933 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,963 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 0.50. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.