Mountain State University Overview


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Located in Beckley, West Virginia, Mountain State University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

Mountain State University has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,874 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,330 attend part time.  In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $5,880 plus fees of $1,800.

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A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Mountain State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Mountain State University is worse than average in terms of graduating students.

4 Years

4% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

9% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

12% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237154 IPEDS survey data for Mountain State University.