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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:  29,466 (22,757 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Net Price
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
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2,044619
Research and public service16414
Total graduate assistants-1,590
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,144$1,140$1,050$1,1004.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,868$8,142$8,508$8,8484.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,317$7,200$6,732$7,0835.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$16,642$16,874$17,619$18,3754.3%
Off Campus$16,091$16,472$16,320$17,2685.8%
Off Campus with Family$8,774$9,524$10,031$10,3823.5%
On Campus$28,238$29,044$30,397$31,5513.8%
Off Campus$27,687$28,642$29,098$30,4444.6%
Off Campus with Family$20,370$21,694$22,809$23,5583.3%
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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 year2013-2014
In-state tuition$7,218
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$20,286
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, 2012-2013
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 aid14,54189%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,69872%$25,426,877$6,876
Federal grants1,37127%$5,943,162$4,335
Pell grants1,34626%$5,450,557$4,049
Other federal grants4088%$492,605$1,207
State/local government grant or scholarships1,64832%$7,837,138$4,756
Institutional grants or scholarships3,04960%$11,646,577$3,820
Student loan aid2,86256%$21,481,076$7,506
Federal student loans2,81455%$16,419,460$5,835
Other student loans3527%$5,061,616$14,380
  • 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 aid114,60964%$104,707,206$7,167
Pell grants6,07827%$25,223,295$4,150
Federal student loans12,20753%$84,498,476$6,922
  • 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$8,344$9,100$9,826
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,618$6,366$7,062
$30,001 – $48,000$6,518$7,266$8,031
$48,001 – $75,000$9,747$10,179$10,430
$75,001 – $110,000$11,706$11,736$12,793
$110,001 and more$12,433$12,859$13,863
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment29,466
Undergraduate enrollment22,757
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,101
Graduate enrollment6,709
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: 83%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 42%
Out-of-state: 56%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%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 (2013-2014): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants16,5218,6337,888
Percent admitted85%84%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%38%35%
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 2012 (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 Math470580
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: 55%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 57%
Transfer-out rate: 28%
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:
4-year: 32%
6-year: 57%
8-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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 2007 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: 24%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
White: 58%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 52%
Non-resident alien: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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 Economics293-
Agriculture, General-104
Animal Sciences, General11113-
Plant Sciences, Other204-
Category total160304
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture23--
Category total23--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13813
Biomedical Sciences, General-3-
Cell Physiology--3
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other--3
Exercise Physiology14950
Genetics, General--0
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other--2
Reproductive Biology-10
Category total2871017
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General136-0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-24d-
Business/Commerce, General-118-
Business/Managerial Economics23310
Finance, General9120-
Labor and Industrial Relations-39-
Management Information Systems, General20--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General81--
Category total477228d10
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other76382
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other-129d-
Category total331176d2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other14--
Computer Science35213
Category total49213
Agricultural Teacher Education212-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-22-
Education, General--20
Education, Other--1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-12d-
Educational/Instructional Technology-8d0
Elementary Education and Teaching3d106-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4579d3
Reading Teacher Education-42-
Secondary Education and Teaching-88d-
Special Education and Teaching, General-78d-
Category total69d437d24
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering475-
Chemical Engineering423-
Civil Engineering, General5626-
Computer Engineering, General31--
Computer Software Engineering-13d-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3531-
Engineering, General-128
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-7-
Industrial Engineering732-
Mechanical Engineering11921-
Mining and Mineral Engineering228-
Petroleum Engineering466-
Category total471123d28
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-8-
English Language and Literature, General8575
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-6-
Category total85215
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development60--
Category total60--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General5040-
Category total5040-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist44--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist28--
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-3d-
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-5-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist201-
Nursing Practice--11d
Nursing Science--3
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-52-
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant-14-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-28
Physical Therapy/Therapist--40
Public Health, General-41d6
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse253d39d-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-22-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-20-
Category total345d199d289d
History, General89165
Category total89165
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology405-
Category total405-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-16d-
Category total-16d129
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies154d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies87--
Category total241d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2287
Statistics, General-17-
Statistics, Other-2-
Category total22277
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other355d--
Category total355d--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management30--
Forest Sciences and Biology--5
Forestry, General-6-
Natural Resource Economics--5
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management469-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology7--
Category total831510
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General109--
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other--4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General244-
Category total13344
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total15--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General34410
Geology/Earth Science, General27142
Physics, General852
Category total692314
Counseling Psychology--3
Educational Psychology-4-
Psychology, General1251517
Category total1251920
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-32-
Social Work43119-
Category total43151-
Social Sciences
Economics, General12--
Political Science and Government, General72173
Category total301304
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8--
Art/Art Studies, General425-
Design and Visual Communications, General60--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General121-
Music, General2277
Music, Other6--
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism5--
Visual and Performing Arts, General-3-
Category total155167
Grand total4,0781,607582
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined113
Swimming and Diving2828
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
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
Prosthodontics1/12/1995 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/1/1981 -  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 (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist8/1/1972 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/1/1966 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/13/1989 -  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 (SP) - 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
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools 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, Commission on Community/Junior College 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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations205252208
Liquor law violations551485444
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations159205166
Liquor law violations257217228
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible742
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault272
Motor vehicle theft140
  • Arson was investigated by local fire department and they determined the incident was an arson.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible632
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault020
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 Year20102009
Default rate9.8%7.6%
Number in default574429
Number in repayment5,8185,600
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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