List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in West Virginia

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Public colleges and state universities in West Virginia that receive funding public are considered state or public schools. These institutions may be operate as an independent entity, or as part of a larger statewide system that oversees operations. Most state funded institutions offer discounted tuition for state residents, and generally have higher enrollment than equivalent private institutions. Many state funded institutions also have active research projects and resources, particularly among larger institutions and statewide systems, where such programs may be divided up. State universities and public colleges generally have undergraduate and graduate programs, resulting in degrees from the bachelor level to the doctorate.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

The 7 schools listed below are part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
Bluefield State College in Bluefield, WV1,000 to 4,999info
Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV1,000 to 4,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Fairmont State University
Marshall University in Huntington, WV10,000 to 19,999info
Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, WV1,000 to 4,999info
Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV1,000 to 4,999info
West Virginia University in Morgantown, WVMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of West Virginia University
West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, WV1,000 to 4,999info

Other Public 4-Year State Universities & Colleges

Below is a list of other 4-year state universities and colleges in West Virginia.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
Concord University in Athens, WV1,000 to 4,999info
Glenville State College in Glenville, WV1,000 to 4,999info
West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV1,000 to 4,999info
West Virginia State University in Institute, WV1,000 to 4,999info
West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg, WV1,000 to 4,999info

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both West Virginia in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.