#6 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

Concord University

Athens, West Virginia

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Concord University overview
Location Athens, West Virginia
Online concord.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Concord University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Concord University, located in Athens, West Virginia, is a public, liberal arts institution established in 1872. Situated on a rural campus that features traditional red-brick architecture, Concord provides a serene academic environment amidst the Appalachian Mountains, approximately 100 miles from the state's capital, Charleston. Concord University is known for its emphasis on undergraduate education, with a variety of popular majors including Business, Education, and Social Sciences. The university offers on-campus living options, aiming to accommodate the majority of its student body, fostering a close-knit campus community. Admissions at Concord University are considered less selective. The university does not have a large focus on athletics, choosing instead to center its identity on academic and community involvement.

In the most recent statistical year 1,730 prospective students applied, and 1,581 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 370 enrolled in the school.  1,367 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 381 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,540 plus fees of $560. Concord University is ranked 966 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Concord University is rated within the lower 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Concord University overview
SAT 890/1135
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.4

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

West Virginia Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Concord University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$560
Room and Board $10,090
Budget for Other Expenses$3,228
Total One Year Cost$23,518

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Concord University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$560
Room and Board $10,090
Budget for Other Expenses$3,228
Total One Year Cost$33,758

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

34% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Concord University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Education 18%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 13%
Social Sciences 10%
Biology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237330 IPEDS survey data for Concord University.

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