• 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 2,624 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 15%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,624 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,928
  • Out-state tuition: $10,416
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 6%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

West Virginia University at Parkersburg ranks among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 239 teachers has grown by 68% over five years.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
239 staff
49 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Virginia University at Parkersburg has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The West Virginia University at Parkersburg diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,624 students
1,162 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,213 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,411 students
434 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of WV.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
169 students
154 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,213 students
628 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,411 students
453 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the percentage of Asian community college students in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the percentage of Black community college students in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
94%
85%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the percentage of White community college students in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WV.
Diversity Score
0.12
0.27
This chart display the diversity score of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the community college average diversity score of WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
0.56%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
3.04%
1.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,100
$25,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WV by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,928 is less than the state average of $3,610. The in-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,416 is more than the state average of $8,321. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,928
$3,610
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,416
$8,321
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$15,995
$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in West Virginia University at Parkersburg and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,995
$4,580
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in West Virginia University at Parkersburg and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
90%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
460
ACT Composite
n/a
19
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does West Virginia University at Parkersburg cost?

West Virginia University at Parkersburg's tuition is approximately $2,928 for In-State students and $10,416 for Out-State students.

What is West Virginia University at Parkersburg's ranking?

West Virginia University at Parkersburg ranks among the top 20% of community college in West Virginia for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,624 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,928
  • Out-state tuition: $10,416
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 6%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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