WVSU Overview


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

In the most recent statistical year 1,439 prospective students applied, and 1,354 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 365 enrolled in the school.  1,891 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,275 attend part time.  In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $6,996 plus fees of $0.

WVSU is ranked 1397 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

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 West Virginia State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. West Virginia State University is worse than average in terms of graduating students.

4 Years

7% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

17% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

25% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237899 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia State University.