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West Virginia State University (WVSU)

Rte 25, Institute, WV

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WVSU is a public historically black institution located in Institute, WV. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is among larger public institutions in the state of West Virginia. Enrollment at West Virginia State University is nearly 3,200 per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs West Virginia State University offers:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. The majority of students admitted to this school earn an SAT score in a range of 755 to 950, or an ACT score between 17 to 22. More information on admissions can be found at wvstateu.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $5,400, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $3,400. Students enrolled at this school may qualify for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The West Virginia State University "Yellow Jackets" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, tuition information, areas of study offered, and much more can be accessed on school's website at http://www.wvstateu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates WVSU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

West Virginia State University has a total student population of about 3,200, where graduate students make up roughly 12% of the student body.

$7,700

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. 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 estimates:
    • In-State: $6,700-$8,000
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$18,690
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $270-$330 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $640-$770 per credit unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$7,732
Receiving Student Loans63%$6,875
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, West Virginia State University may offer services like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of West Virginia State University is approximately 19%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years4%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1962)

Intercollegiate Athletics

West Virginia State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Football (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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 West Virginia State 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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
94.09%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
94%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$11,662