West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Tel: (304)424-8000
  • 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 18% over five years.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg(WV) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty142 staff49 staff
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,985 has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,985 students1,060 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,674 students435 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,311 students625 students
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
1%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Asian (2007-2009)
% Hispanic
-
2%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Hispanic (2007-2012)
% Black
1%
7%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Black (2007-2016)
% White
97%
87%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg More (2010-2016)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Ethnicity Breakdown WV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.060.24
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$23,900
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,928 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,416 is more than the state average of $8,257. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,928$4,026
West Virginia University at Parkersburg In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,416$8,257
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%93%
West Virginia University at Parkersburg % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,788$12,317
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,323$5,021
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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
  • 63 students | 56.90 Mi5514 Big Tyler Rd
    Charleston WV  25313
    (304)776-6290
    56.9063
  • 4,009 students | 58.50 Mi1555 Newark Rd
    Zanesville OH  43701
    (740)454-2501
    58.504,009
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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $8,257 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,353 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

West Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.