Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,908
Graduate Enrollment: 289
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 98.75%

Male/Female: 43% / 57% (2017)

First generation college students: 41.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,018
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 900 - 1090

2022 Median Admit ACT: 20
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 17 - 23

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 60.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 28.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 17.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 10.9% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 88.3%
Black: 4.6%
Hispanic: 1.4%
Asian: 0.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 2.9%
Non-resident alien: 1.8%
Unknown race: 0.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $17,689
In-State tuition: $7,892
Out-of-State tuition: $17,150

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,022 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,000 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,022 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,000 (2022)

Average Family Income: $62,097 (2017)
Median Family Income: $41,285 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 35.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 48.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $223 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,697
$30k-48k $9,494
$48k-75k $12,329
$75k-110k $15,789
$110k+ $16,106

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 28%
6-year graduation rate: 45%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,568 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 53.7% (2015)
@3 year 58.9% (2017)
@5 year 62.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 32.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 34.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $37,673 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $45,830 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 28 $24,250 $200 $38,113 ($3,176)
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 44 $22,760 $196 $37,062 ($3,089) $41,084 ($3,424)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 51 $356 $43,421 ($3,618) $46,708 ($3,892)
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 6
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 20 $52,635 ($4,386) $70,327 ($5,861)
Associate's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 1
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 8
Bachelor's Degree Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 13 $26,307 $271 $89,136 ($7,428)
Associate's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 26 $25,000 $204 $54,408 ($4,534) $70,880 ($5,907)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 44 $30,939 $244 $34,424 ($2,869) $42,940 ($3,578)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 42 $22,000 $193 $27,891 ($2,324) $45,731 ($3,811)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 49 $26,000 $238 $23,958 ($1,997) $36,992 ($3,083)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 64 $25,557 $225 $32,102 ($2,675) $43,086 ($3,591)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 15 $203 $42,866 ($3,572)
Master's Degree Architecture. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Graphic Communications. 10 $25,729 ($2,144)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 11 $24,500 $188
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 10 $35,259 ($2,938)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 33 $25,878 $203 $34,503 ($2,875)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 10 $32,088 ($2,674)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 7
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 4
Bachelor's Degree Music. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 24 $40,949 ($3,412)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 6
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 101 $31,000 $216 $61,052 ($5,088) $64,254 ($5,355)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 57 $33,625 $257 $69,822 ($5,819) $70,701 ($5,892)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 95 $26,000 $228 $33,810 ($2,818) $44,769 ($3,731)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 11 $269
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 16 $55,226 ($4,602)
Bachelor's Degree History. 17 $36,973 ($3,081)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $58,806
Full time faculty: 91%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 14.0

School's endowment start of year: $24,177,733 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $31,741,589 (2022)