West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 18,878
Graduate Enrollment: 5,875
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 89.82%

Male/Female: 50% / 50% (2017)

First generation college students: 30.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.2% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,154
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1030 - 1230

2022 Median Admit ACT: 24
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 21 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 53.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 35.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 24.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 17.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 81.0%
Black: 3.5%
Hispanic: 4.2%
Asian: 1.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 5.6%
Non-resident alien: 3.2%
Unknown race: 0.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,953
In-State tuition: $8,976
Out-of-State tuition: $25,320

Estimated books and supplies: $950 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,948 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,250 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,580 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,250 (2022)

Average Family Income: $82,201 (2017)
Median Family Income: $60,096 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 21.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 45.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $239 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $9,179
$30k-48k $10,282
$48k-75k $13,706
$75k-110k $16,566
$110k+ $17,511

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 44%
6-year graduation rate: 64%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,864 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,146 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $16,336 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 67.2% (2015)
@3 year 71.8% (2017)
@5 year 78.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 44.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 48.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,408 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $54,180 (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)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 9
Master's Degree Industrial Engineering. 13
Master's Degree Agriculture, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 46 $24,070 $252 $38,321 ($3,193) $55,835 ($4,653)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 80 $20,500 $207 $25,739 ($2,145) $42,426 ($3,536)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 15
Doctoral Degree Animal Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 22 $25,000 $265 $35,624 ($2,969) $31,108 ($2,592)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 9
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 35 $25,000 $236 $46,902 ($3,909)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 2
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 11
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 37 $23,371 $217 $43,186 ($3,599) $54,006 ($4,501)
Master's Degree Forestry. 7
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 14 $60,622 ($5,052)
First Professional Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 1
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 54 $428 $45,751 ($3,813) $49,082 ($4,090)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 21 $375 $45,873 ($3,823) $47,735 ($3,978)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 12 $24,621 $256
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 56 $25,242 $257 $33,963 ($2,830) $46,273 ($3,856)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 100 $239 $48,088 ($4,007) $48,634 ($4,053)
First Professional Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Doctoral Degree Education, Other. 2
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 1
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 28
Bachelor's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 79 $27,242 $289 $68,744 ($5,729) $85,251 ($7,104)
Master's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 29
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 57 $22,843 $237 $69,752 ($5,813) $81,841 ($6,820)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 97 $24,291 $236 $63,220 ($5,268) $71,556 ($5,963)
First Professional Degree Law. 101 $1,066 $54,919 ($4,577) $73,564 ($6,130)
Master's Degree Legal Professions and Studies, Other. 10
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 62 $21,250 $225 $19,575 ($1,631) $38,250 ($3,188)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 14
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 276 $25,000 $214 $35,394 ($2,950) $44,412 ($3,701)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 128 $23,090 $217 $26,684 ($2,224) $40,544 ($3,379)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 4
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 26 $21,500 $228
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 4
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 14
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 1
Master's Degree Genetics. 1
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 126 $21,250 $225 $23,003 ($1,917) $63,291 ($5,274)
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 12
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 156 $23,328 $239 $26,566 ($2,214) $41,351 ($3,446)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 13
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 9
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 5
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 45
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 23
Master's Degree Public Administration. 25 $447 $43,967 ($3,664) $56,753 ($4,729)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 38 $25,000 $263 $32,097 ($2,675) $45,128 ($3,761)
Master's Degree Social Work. 83 $415 $42,921 ($3,577) $51,753 ($4,313)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 16
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 18 $23,089 $245 $26,175 ($2,181) $49,126 ($4,094)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 5
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 85 $23,250 $227 $33,018 ($2,752) $51,171 ($4,264)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 27 $26,050 $261 $57,730 ($4,811) $61,350 ($5,113)
First Professional Degree Medicine. 93 $2,025 $56,673 ($4,723) $91,474 ($7,623)
Master's Degree Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 4
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 71 $851 $82,289 ($6,857) $128,687 ($10,724)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 59 $24,000 $234 $32,865 ($2,739)
Master's Degree Public Health. 30 $534 $44,752 ($3,729) $61,913 ($5,159)
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 7
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 49 $290 $54,214 ($4,518) $69,398 ($5,783)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 41 $1,010 $68,001 ($5,667) $78,236 ($6,520)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 199 $26,000 $244 $63,658 ($5,305) $67,758 ($5,647)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 39 $514 $95,519 ($7,960) $107,658 ($8,972)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Master's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 33 $341 $29,504 ($2,459)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 65 $26,432 $268 $41,954 ($3,496) $56,378 ($4,698)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 108 $23,852 $241 $39,742 ($3,312) $57,359 ($4,780)
Bachelor's Degree History. 51 $22,250 $228 $24,053 ($2,004) $45,985 ($3,832)
Master's Degree History. 11 $29,067 ($2,422)
Doctoral Degree History. 5
Doctoral Degree Forestry. 12
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 1
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 75 $24,500 $209 $29,950 ($2,496) $37,268 ($3,106)
Master's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 6
Bachelor's Degree Landscape Architecture. 21 $49,154 ($4,096) $60,433 ($5,036)
Master's Degree Landscape Architecture. 4
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 226 $24,250 $256 $33,683 ($2,807) $49,434 ($4,120)
Master's Degree Journalism. 8
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 133 $446 $53,728 ($4,477) $73,601 ($6,133)
Bachelor's Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 58 $25,000 $260 $28,444 ($2,370) $52,103 ($4,342)
Master's Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 44 $447 $48,723 ($4,060)
Doctoral Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 4 $67,779 ($5,648)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 50 $23,026 $244 $70,664 ($5,889) $87,125 ($7,260)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 12
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 7
Master's Degree Education, General. 112 $233 $42,396 ($3,533) $46,547 ($3,879)
First Professional Degree Education, General. 6
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 13
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 42 $24,500 $244 $73,025 ($6,085) $81,690 ($6,808)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 10
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 42 $22,500 $236 $75,368 ($6,281) $86,498 ($7,208)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 4
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 12
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 1
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 212 $26,242 $276 $66,566 ($5,547) $83,975 ($6,998)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 21
Bachelor's Degree Mining and Mineral Engineering. 13 $24,903 $264 $70,053 ($5,838) $82,760 ($6,897)
Master's Degree Mining and Mineral Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Petroleum Engineering. 103 $26,000 $276 $76,732 ($6,394) $88,983 ($7,415)
Master's Degree Petroleum Engineering. 7
Master's Degree Systems Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 116 $25,207 $266 $69,535 ($5,795) $86,715 ($7,226)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 28 $20,916 $222 $29,883 ($2,490) $45,930 ($3,828)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 26
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 48 $25,242 $265 $31,147 ($2,596) $38,813 ($3,234)
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 21 $53,550 ($4,463)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 12
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 4
Master's Degree Statistics. 17
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 286 $25,000 $251 $30,621 ($2,552) $44,820 ($3,735)
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 19 $23,062 ($1,922)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 135 $25,000 $264 $26,744 ($2,229) $47,427 ($3,952)
Doctoral Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 8
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 7
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 20 $24,356 $254 $60,966 ($5,081)
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 11
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 8
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 57 $23,250 $241 $41,516 ($3,460) $44,050 ($3,671)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 8
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 14
Master's Degree Physics. 11
Doctoral Degree Physics. 8
Master's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 13 $874 $90,387 ($7,532)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 180 $24,223 $236 $33,346 ($2,779) $43,055 ($3,588)
Master's Degree Sociology. 4
Master's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 60 $25,500 $265 $36,828 ($3,069) $50,020 ($4,168)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 45 $19,687 $207 $18,448 ($1,537) $18,118 ($1,510)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 3
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 44 $24,121 $246 $25,915 ($2,160) $33,959 ($2,830)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 7
Bachelor's Degree Music. 41 $25,000 $254 $24,822 ($2,069) $38,174 ($3,181)
Master's Degree Music. 20
Doctoral Degree Music. 12
Master's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 11
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 43 $23,920 $253 $63,380 ($5,282)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 27 $466 $51,719 ($4,310) $64,462 ($5,372)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 8
First Professional Degree Dentistry. 45 $2,159 $112,037 ($9,336) $143,344 ($11,945)
Master's Degree Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 17 $26,121 $276 $54,506 ($4,542) $58,896 ($4,908)
Master's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 142 $466 $75,605 ($6,300) $99,588 ($8,299)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 133 $25,242 $265 $43,078 ($3,590) $60,001 ($5,000)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 42 $350 $66,771 ($5,564) $78,022 ($6,502)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 120 $23,903 $236 $47,031 ($3,919) $69,240 ($5,770)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 36 $256 $72,427 ($6,036)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 18 $23,742 $61,988 ($5,166)
Master's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 12
Doctoral Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 11
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 125 $25,000 $257 $47,254 ($3,938) $71,597 ($5,966)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 20
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 17 $26,000 $268 $40,064 ($3,339)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 23 $429 $79,682 ($6,640) $91,967 ($7,664)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 61 $21,501 $222 $59,318 ($4,943) $83,671 ($6,973)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 9 $98,974 ($8,248)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $98,523
Full time faculty: 76%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $625,593,287 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $812,904,316 (2022)