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OPE ID: 00382700
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West Virginia University
Stewart Hall, 1500 University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201
General information:  (304) 293-0111
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  29,175 (22,563 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
We are unable to break out the regional campuses from WVU Main.
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty2,062643
Research and public service21526
Total graduate assistants-1,562
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,140$1,050$1,100$1,1000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,142$8,508$8,848$9,5828.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,200$6,732$7,083$7,1000.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$16,874$17,619$18,375$19,6136.7%
Off Campus$16,472$16,320$17,268$17,7893.0%
Off Campus with Family$9,524$10,031$10,382$10,8864.9%
On Campus$29,044$30,397$31,551$32,8954.3%
Off Campus$28,642$29,098$30,444$31,0712.1%
Off Campus with Family$21,694$22,809$23,558$24,1682.6%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$7,794
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$21,096
Out-of-state fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14,32288%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,50371%$26,617,235$7,598
Federal grants1,33527%$5,839,007$4,374
Pell grants1,30627%$5,466,022$4,185
Other federal grants3457%$372,985$1,081
State/local government grant or scholarships1,80437%$8,679,356$4,811
Institutional grants or scholarships2,78957%$12,098,872$4,338
Student loan aid2,68755%$19,963,340$7,430
Federal student loans2,60953%$14,991,954$5,746
Other student loans3347%$4,971,386$14,884
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid114,29363%$109,484,387$7,660
Pell grants5,88126%$24,699,533$4,200
Federal student loans11,85552%$82,790,808$6,984
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$9,100$9,826$9,380
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$6,366$7,062$7,033
$30,001 – $48,000$7,266$8,031$7,703
$48,001 – $75,000$10,179$10,430$10,010
$75,001 – $110,000$11,736$12,793$13,368
$110,001 and more$12,859$13,863$13,905
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment29,175
Undergraduate enrollment22,563
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment944
Graduate enrollment6,612
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 46%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 44%
Out-of-state: 51%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 25%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants15,6048,0737,531
Percent admitted86%85%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%38%34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading460560
SAT Math480580
ACT Composite2126
ACT English1926
ACT Math2026
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 77%
Part-time students: 17%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 57%
Transfer-out rate: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 34%
6-year: 56%
8-year: 58%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 33%
6-year: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 53%
Female: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 52%
Asian: 42%
Black or African American: 48%
Hispanic/Latino: 44%
White: 57%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 55%
Non-resident alien: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics343-
Agriculture, General-64
Animal Sciences, General9616-
Plant Sciences, Other238-
Category total153334
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture224-
Category total224-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13324
Biomedical Sciences, General-0-
Cell Physiology--3
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other--2
Exercise Physiology151103
Genetics, General-20
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other--1
Reproductive Biology-21
Category total2841615
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General140-0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-35d-
Business/Commerce, General294-
Business/Managerial Economics1338
Finance, General10315-
Labor and Industrial Relations-26-
Management Information Systems, General40--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General111--
Category total512192d8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other81384
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other-111d-
Category total354156d4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other8--
Computer Science33141
Category total41141
Agricultural Teacher Education131-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-24-
Education, General--27
Education, Other--3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-11-
Educational/Instructional Technology-11d0
Elementary Education and Teaching6d88-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5782d0
Reading Teacher Education-29-
Secondary Education and Teaching-74d-
Special Education and Teaching, General-98-
Category total76d418d30
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering523-
Chemical Engineering371-
Civil Engineering, General7519-
Computer Engineering, General28--
Computer Software Engineering-5d-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4328-
Engineering, General-329
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-7-
Industrial Engineering875-
Mechanical Engineering10019-
Mining and Mineral Engineering242-
Petroleum Engineering6214-
Category total508106d29
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-5-
English Language and Literature, General9191
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-2-
Category total91161
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development52--
Category total52--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General4845-
Category total4845-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist44--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist20--
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-6-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist190-
Medical Scientist-1-
Nursing Practice--7d
Nursing Science--1
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-42-
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant-15-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-15
Physical Therapy/Therapist--36
Public Health, General-57d3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse230d72d-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-15-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-21-
Category total313d230d266d
History, General80223
Category total80223
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology381-
Category total381-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-22d-
Category total-22d127
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies163d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies84--
Category total247d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General27103
Statistics, General-15-
Statistics, Other-8-
Category total27333
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other368d--
Category total368d--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management28--
Forest Sciences and Biology--5
Forestry, General-4-
Natural Resource Economics--6
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management448-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology2--
Category total741211
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General128--
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other--5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General210-
Category total14905
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total12--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General27312
Geology/Earth Science, General49131
Physics, General17513
Category total932126
Counseling Psychology--7
Educational Psychology-8-
Psychology, General1741710
Category total1742517
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-38-
Social Work4183-
Category total41121-
Social Sciences
Economics, General12--
Political Science and Government, General81104
Category total313184
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2--
Art/Art Studies, General575-
Design and Visual Communications, General77--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General142-
Music, General311612
Music, Other9--
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism8--
Visual and Performing Arts, General-5-
Category total1982812
Grand total4,2681,533566
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 466
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 77
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 33
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 39
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $18,243
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $16,341
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $5,358
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $25,061
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined111
Swimming and Diving2527
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1926 - 1/1/1928Terminated
(!)1/1/1930 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/1/1981 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1993 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs8/20/1938 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)1/9/1965 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics5/14/1970 -  Accredited
Endodontics12/7/1978 -  Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)1/12/1995 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs12/1/1998 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist8/1/1972 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/1/1966 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs3/1/1972 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/13/1989 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs10/24/1989 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs7/29/1976 - 7/1/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs7/29/1976 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology7/1/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/23/1997 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/23/1997 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels4/22/2014 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health10/14/1997 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1977 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1947 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1989 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools9/1/1957 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations252208210
Liquor law violations485444700
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations205166148
Liquor law violations217228326
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible4210
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault723
Motor vehicle theft402
  • Incidents of burglary reports were down. Confirm 1 arson.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3210
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault200
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate8.5%10.5%9.8%
Number in default615689574
Number in repayment7,2156,5055,818
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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