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 2,403 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 17%.

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 142 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 Faculty142 staff49 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Virginia University at Parkersburg has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The West Virginia University at Parkersburg diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has grown by 275% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,403 students950 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:122:1
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# Full-Time Students1,407 students540 students
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# Part-Time Students996 students410 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
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2%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
88%
83%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.220.30
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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 8% 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 declined by 9% 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 Aid84%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,407$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,792$4,750
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Source: 2019 (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
    23 students | 4.60 Mi1508 Spring St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 485-5487
    4.6023
  • 1,797 students | 15.30 Mi710 Colegate Dr
    Marietta, OH 45750
    (740) 374-8716
    15.301,797
  • 3,462 students | 41.30 Mi3301 Hocking Parkway
    Nelsonville, OH 45764
    (740) 753-3591
    41.303,462
  • 1,103 students | 58.50 Mi1425 Newark Rd
    Zanesville, OH 43701
    (740) 453-0762
    58.501,103
  • 2,275 students | 58.60 Mi1555 Newark Rd
    Zanesville, OH 43701
    (740) 588-5000
    58.602,275
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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,610 per year for in-state students and $8,321 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,594 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

West Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.30, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Martinsburg College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.