West Virginia University at Parkersburg

  • 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 2,818 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 15%.

Top Rankings

West Virginia University at Parkersburg ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in West Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 239 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty239 staff49 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Virginia University at Parkersburg has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The West Virginia University at Parkersburg diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,818 students1,009 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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# Full-Time Students1,226 students567 students
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# Part-Time Students1,592 students442 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
-
2%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
89%
85%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.200.27
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$25,000
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Tuition Cost 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 13% 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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,416$8,321
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,787$9,753
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,300$4,750
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to West Virginia University at Parkersburg is Mountain State College (4.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Mountain State College
    Private for-profit
    21 students | 4.60 Mi1508 Spring St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 485-5487
    4.6021
  • 1,904 students | 15.30 Mi710 Colegate Dr
    Marietta, OH 45750
    (740) 374-8716
    15.301,904
  • 3,509 students | 41.30 Mi3301 Hocking Parkway
    Nelsonville, OH 45764
    (740) 753-3591
    41.303,509
  • 1,827 students | 58.50 Mi1425 Newark Rd
    Zanesville, OH 43701
    (740) 453-0762
    58.501,827
  • 2,262 students | 58.60 Mi1555 Newark Rd
    Zanesville, OH 43701
    (740) 588-5000
    58.602,262
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