A full junior college, Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, West Virginia is a two-year affiliate of West Virginia University (WVU). The college is unique in that it is the state’s only residential junior college. The school is located in Keyser, which is just 100 miles away from Morgantown, or West Virginia University’s main campus. The school, which offers associate’s degrees, acts as an entry college for students wanting to finish their education at a four-year school or at WVU.
Established in 1901, the college participates in athletics, with its teams referred to as the Catamounts. The school is a part of the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference and regularly competes against other community and junior college teams.
The school confers one and two year certificates and two and four-year degrees in some of the following subjects:
- Civil engineering
- Secretarial science
- Animal sciences
- Civil engineering
- Criminal justice
- Liberal arts and sciences
- Mechanical engineering
- Physical education
- Pre-occupational therapy
- Elementary education
- Registered nursing
- Secondary education
- Science technologies
WVU provides students with specialized learning opportunities, including distance learning, weekend and evening college, and study abroad. Credit is accepted in the form of dual credit, credit for life experiences, and advanced placement. Students can obtain financial aid through direct loans and Pell grants. The student population currently stands at about 1,865 students. Of that number, about 1,400 are enrolled full-time. The school, which is located at 101 Fort Avenue, can be contacted by phone at 304-788-6820.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $3,900-$4,600
- Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,100
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $160-$190 per unit
- Out-of-State: $420-$500 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||86%||$5,124|
|Receiving Student Loans||69%||$5,563|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Potomac State College of West Virginia University may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in West Virginia, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Potomac State College of West Virginia University||Mineral County||West Virginia|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Potomac State College of West Virginia University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Potomac State College of West Virginia University.
- Kent State University at Stark in Canton, OH (163 miles away)
- Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary in Petersburg, VA (180 miles away)